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Ye great astronomers now awake
The Pageant of the Weavers, the Coventry Corpus Christi Play
Subjects: mystery plays



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives PA 11/2 [Robert Croo MS], pp. 1-31
First Lines:
[Y]E grett astronemars now awake
With youre famus fatheres of felosefy…
Last Lines:
…And of youre cumpany I wold you pra
And here I take my leve at eyuere mon
Attributed Title: Tys matter nevly translate be Robert Croo in the yere of oure Lord God Mlvcxxxiiijte then beyng meyre Mastur Palmar beddar and Rychard Smythe an[d Herre] Pyxley masturs of the weywars; thys boke yendide the seycond day of Marche in yere above seyde (f. 17)
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas, ed. The Presentation in the Temple…Weavers in Coventry. Abbotsford Club 2. Edinburgh, 1836. For re-ed., see Craig (1902).
Holthausen, Ferdinand. “Das Spiel der Weber von Coventry. I. Text.” Anglia 25 (1902): 209-50: 209-50.
Craig, Hardin, ed. Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays. EETS e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 33-71.
2.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives PA 11/1 [Robert Croo manuscript fragments], ff. 1-1v; 2-2v
First Lines:
Ye gret astronemarris now awake
With youre famus fadurs of phelossefee…
Last Lines:
…Wyche wyll appere ondowtudli
When thatt Lord the tyme doth send…
Note: A second copy on two loose fragmentary leaves, now with separate shelf number; equivalent to lines 1-58 and 182-233.
Editions:
Craig, Hardin, ed. Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays. EETS e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 119-22.