54) In his address to the reader, Bale reiterates his history of manuscript dispersal, arguing that in addition to the destruction of manuscripts which accompanied the destruction of the monasteries, "Avaryce was the other dyspatcher, whych hath made an ende both of our lybraryes and bokes wythout respecte lyke as of other moste
honest commodytees, to no small decaye of the commen welthe.
The government has a general duty(64) to promulgate(65) environmental standards regarding environmental protection and MOSTE
has the overall responsibility for the organization, development and application of environmental standards.
I am very sory to knowe and here, how unreverently that moste
precious juel the worde of God is disputed, rymed, sung and jangeled in every Alehouse and Taverne, contrary to the true meanings and doctrine of the same.
they might beholde a verie fine artificall sommer bower of greene bowes diuided with curtaines of crimson taffatie, the top of the Arbor made canapie wise and hung round about with this inscription, Deus nobis haec otia fecit; and after, a moste
excellent song sung dialogue wise, containing these wordes.
The sothe is this, the cut fil to the Knyght,/ And telle he moste
his tale, as was resoun,/ .
shalbe suffred to be plaiede in the hall garthe at Ester or Whitsontide when they shalbe moste
mete and prepared for the same" In 1558, Louth staged its Corpus Christi play in "the markit stede.
v]) a copy of Lydgate's Guy of Warwick (IMEV 875) with an introduction in Shirley's style: 'an abstract owte the cronycles in Latyn made by Gyrade Cornubyence the worthy the cronyculer of Westsexse & translated into Englishe be Lydegate daun Johan at the request of Margret countess of Shrewsbury lady Talbot Fournyvale & Lytle of the lyfe of that moste
worthy knyght Guy of Warrewyk of whose blode she lenyally descendid' (fol.
therfore now moste
dere and deuoute systres, ye that ar the spouses of oure lord Iesu chryste, and the specyall chosen maydens & doughters of his moste
reuerende mother, lyfte up the eyen of your soulles towarde youre souerayne lady, and often & bysely loke and study in this her myrroure, and not lyghtely but contynually, not hastyng to rede moche atones, byt labouryng to know what you rede that ye may se and vnderstonde her holy seruice and how ye may serue her therwyth to her most plesaunce that lyke as it goyth dayly throughe your mouthes so let yt synke & sauoure contynually in your hartes.
43] For Bale and Foxe, "the corruption of histories was one of the chief activities of the antichristian Church, whereby Antichrist had increased error and superstition over the ages, so that in the sixteenth century they found 'for true histories most frivolouse fables and lies, that we might the sonner by the devils suggestion fall into moste
deepe errours, and so be lost for not belevinge the truth'.
The act was revised, audaciously, under Cromwell's auspices for Henry VIII in 1534, to emphasize the harm to majesty incurred by hostile "imagining"; those who "malicyously wyshe will or desyre by wordes or writinge, or by crafte ymagen invent practyse or attempte, any bodely harme to be donne or commytted to the Kynges moste
royall personne" (26 Henry VIII c.
Some of the implications of this are made crudely explicit in the anonymous Thomas of Woodstock,(25) in which, for example, Green tells Richard that when he farms out "the kingdome to us four," he will not have to "trouble" himself "[w]ith any business"; moreover, "wele governe the land moste
In the source story, "Of the death-bed of a profane swearer," the man is not a judge, he is simply a man who "leuyd in many synnes the moste
partie of his life, and namely in sweryng.