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Peace and harken all yfere
The Pride of Life, a morality play — 502 lines in quatrains (abab), ends imperfectly
Title(s): The Pride of Life
Subjects: morality plays
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin olim Vellum Account Roll 1337-1346 [burned in 1922]
First Lines:
Pees and horkynt hal ifer
[Ric] and por yong and hold…
Last Lines:
…He wol se his herte blode
And he with hym stryve
If…
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: 21-3.
Editions:
Mills, James, ed. Account Roll of the Priory of the Holy Trinity, Dublin, 1337-1346, with the Middle English Moral Play ‘The Pride of Life’ from the Original in the Christ Church Collection in the Public Record Office. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Antiquries of Ireland. Dublin, 1891: 126.
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. Quellen des weltlichen Dramas vor Shakespeare: ein ergangszungsband zu Dodsley’s Old English Plays. Quellen und Forschungen 80. Strassburg: Trübner, 1898.
Waterhouse, Osborn, ed. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays. EETS e.s. 104 (1909): 88-104.
Holthausen, Ferdinand. “The Pride of Life.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 108 (1902): 32-59: 34-48.
Davis, Norman, ed. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. EETS s.s. 1 (1970): 90.
Happé, P. The Tudor Interlude. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972: 41.
Klausner, David, ed. The Pride of Life. Originally Published in Two Moral Interludes: The Pride of Life and Wisdom. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009.