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Th’Almighty God that made each creature
Henry Medwall, Nature — in varying stanzas
Author(s): Henry Medwall
Title(s): Nature
Subjects: Nature; morality plays
Versification: — seven-line, six-line, eight-line — ababbcc, aabccb, aaabcccb



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 17779. Medwall, Henry, Nature A goodly interlude of nature co[m]pylyd by mayster Henry Medwall chapleyn to the ryght reuerent father in god Iohan Morton somtyme cardynall and archebyshop of Canterbury, [London: Printed by William Rastell, between 1529 and 1535] , sigs. a.1v-i.4v
First Lines:
Thalmyghty god that made eche creature
As well in heuen as other place erthly…
Last Lines:
…That we may haue grace from syn thus to ryse
as often as we fall and let vs pray thys wyse
Note: Shelfmarks: CUL Syn.4.53.11; after conclusion, prose direction, ‘Then they syng some goodly ballet’ (sig. i.iv); BL C34.e31 [olim C34.e54] (from which editions taken); Bodl. Rawl. 4o 598.12, a4 only.
Attributed Title: Nature: A Goodly interlude of Nature compylyd by mayster Henry Medwall chapleyn to the ryght reuerent father in god Johan Morton somtyme Cardynall and archebyshop of Canterbury (sig. a.1)
Facsimiles:
Moeslein, M. E., ed. “A Critical Edition of the Plays of Henry Medwall.” Diss. University of North Carolina, 1968.
Editions:
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. Quellen des weltlichen Dramas vor Shakespeare: ein ergangszungsband zu Dodsley’s Old English Plays. Quellen und Forschungen 80. Strassburg: Trübner, 1898: 75-158.
Farmer, John Stephen, ed. Henry Medwall’s Nature. Tudor Facsimile Texts. London, 1908; 2nd ed. Amersham, 1914.