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This solemn feast to be had in remembrance
The Digby Play of the Slaughter of the Innocents — 566 lines generally in eight-line stanzas
Subjects: mystery plays; Holy Innocents
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 133 (SC 1734), ff. 146-157
First Lines:
This solenne ffest to be had in remembraunce
Of blissed seynt Anne moder to our lady…
Last Lines:
…Also þe menstralles doth your diligens
A fore our departyng geve vs a daunce
Note: At the end: ‘ffinis’.
Attributed Title: Candelmes day & the kyllynge of þe children of Israell. Anno Domini 1512 the vii booke (f. 146)
Editions:
Hawkins, Sir Thomas. The Origin of the English Drama. 3 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1773: 1.5-26.
Marriott, William. Collection of English Miracle-Plays. Basel: Schweighauser, 1838.
Sharp, Thomas. Ancient Mysteries from the Digby Manuscripts…. Abbotsford Club Edinburgh, 1835: 3-30.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Digby Mysteries. New Shakespeare Society ser. 7, 1. London: Trübner, 1882: 1-23.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Digby Plays. EETS e.s. 70 (1896; repr. 1967).