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Now the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost
The Croxton Play of the Sacrament — 927 lines, generally in quatrains (abab)
Subjects: mystery plays; Eucharist
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 652, ff. 338-355v
First Lines:
Now þe father & þe sune & þe holy goste
That al þis wyde worlde hat wrowghte…
Last Lines:
…And in wyrshyppe of thys name gloryows
To syng to hys honore Te deum laudamus
Attributed Title: Thus endyth the play of the blyssyd sacrament Whyche myracle was done in the forest of Aragoun In the famous Cite Eraclea the yere of owr lord God ml cccc lxj to whome be honowr Amen (f. 355)
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: 93-131.
Editions:
Stokes, Whitley. “The Play of the Sacrament.” Transactions of the Philological Society 7 (1860-61): Appendix II, 101-52.
Manly, John Matthews. Specimens of the Pre-Shakspearean Drama. 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1897: 1.239.
Waterhouse, Osborn, ed. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays. EETS e.s. 104 (1909): 54-87.
Adams, Joseph Quincy. Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924: 243-6.