Form for the day of Pentecost. The Apostles as they speak genuflect; the Holy Spirit descends over them etc.
PETER Honour, ANDREW worship, JAMES MAJOR and reverence, JOHN Glory, PHILIP grace, JAMES MINOR and goodness, THOMAS Dignity, BARTHOLOMEW virtue, SIMON and excellence, MATTHEW Beauty, JUDAS blessing, MATHEAS and brightness PETER Be to the Lord of high worthiness 5 ANDREW Which hath performed that he us hight, JAMES MAJOR And us infused with such sweetness, JOHN Which to describe far passes our might. PHILIP This we all well know. JAMES MINOR Now gracious Lord Jesus, 10 THOMAS Confirm us in thy virtue, BARTHOLOMEW And grant us grace ever it to pursue. SIMON Say we all together, amen. Amen.
And they all kiss the ground
FIRST JEW Now, fellows, take heed for in this city, Yonder sitteth a drunken crew. 15 SECOND JEW To do them good it were great pity. THIRD JEW Yea! I pray God send them shame through and through. FIRST JEW Liquor in their brains so slyly does creep That they chitter and chatter as if they jays were. SECOND JEW Yea! were any of them well asleep, 20 It were gracious to the river them to bear, There them to baptize! FIRST JEW That were, as thinketh me, A gentle sport to see; A better game to be 25 Could no man devise. PETER Sirs, alas, what do you mean? Why scorn ye now thus God's grace? It is nothing as you have seen: There is no drunk man in this place. 30 Wherefore right great is your trespass. But, sirs, hear what it doth signify: Fulfilled is now to man's solace Of Joel the pregnant prophecy, In which that he 35 That you have seen In words plain Declare certain. Now blessed God be. Amen.
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