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I command silence in the pain of forfeiture
The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene — 2144 lines in irregular stanzas
Title(s): The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene
Subjects: Mary Magdalene, saint; mystery plays
Versification: — irregular — irregularly rhymed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 133 (SC 1734), ff. 94-145
First Lines:
I comand sylyns in þe peyn of forfete
to all myn avdyeauns present general…
Last Lines:
…Now clerkys with woycys cler
Te deum lavdamus lett vs syng
Note: Followed by 2351.
Attributed Title: Explycit oreginale de sancta Maria magdalena (f. 145)
Facsimiles:
Baker, Donald C., and J. L. Murphy. “Introduction.” The Digby Plays. Facsimiles of the Plays in Bodley MSS Digby 133 and e Museo 160. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 3. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1976.
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas. Ancient Mysteries from the Digby Manuscripts…. Abbotsford Club Edinburgh, 1835: 62-164.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Digby Mysteries. New Shakespeare Society ser. 7, 1. London: Trübner, 1882: 55-136.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Digby Plays. EETS e.s. 70 (1896; repr. 1967): 225-42.
Adams, Joseph Quincy. Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924: 225-42 (lines 1-924).