SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 801
Behold how it is come to pass
Second song at the end of the Weavers’ Pageant in the Coventry cycle (6822) — three quatrains, abab
Subjects: songs; mystery plays, English songs in
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives PA 11/2 [Robert Croo MS], f. 17v
First Lines:
Beholde how hit ys come to pase
that manye yeres before was tolde…
Last Lines:
…Recownfort vs bothe gret & small
that yn thy trewthe we lyve & dye
Note: On p. 32 is name ‘James Hewyt’ written below this song, possibly early performer?
Editions:
Craig, Hardin, ed. Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays. EETS e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 70-1.