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Of all thing that ever was I am the beginner
The Dublin Play of Abraham and Isaac — 369 lines in cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: mystery plays; Abraham and Isaac, story of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 432, ff. 74v-76; 77v-81
First Lines:
Of all þing þer euer was I am þe begynnere
Hope hevenly & erthly & of he þat ben in hell…
Last Lines:
…What god comaundeþ say not nay
for ye shal not lese þer by…
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: 33-45.
Editions:
Collier, John Payne. Five Miracle Plays or Scriptural Dramas. London, 183.
Brotanek, Rudolph. “Noahs Arche: Ein misterium aus Newcastle upon Tyne.” Anglia 21 (1899): 165-200: 41-52.
Waterhouse, Osborn, ed. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays. EETS e.s. 104 (1909): 26-36.
Davis, Norman, ed. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. EETS s.s. 1 (1970): 33.