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Now sitteth still and harkneth all
An English version of a French proclamation from a mystery play — 22 lines in short couplets
Subjects: mystery plays
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.1.18, f. 62
First Lines:
nu sittet stille and herknit alle
ȝat hur no mis ting ev bifalle…
Last Lines:
…þet tes lordes pays ich grede
nu sittet stille bi mine rede
Facsimiles:
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 3-5.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “An English Mystery Fragment c. 1300.” Modern Language Note 65 (1950): 30-5: 32.
Davis, Norman, ed. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. EETS s.s. 1 (1970): 114.