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Mi(sericordi)a: Systyr Ryghtwysnes, ze are to vengeabyl; [60 b]
Endles synne God endles may restore.
hym never the more,
Pax: To spare zour speches, systeres, it syt.
It is not onest in vertuys to ben dyscencion,
Therefore me semyth best ze thus acorde-
Veritas : In trowthe, hereto I consente ;
I wole prey oure Lorde it may so be. Justicia: I, Ryghtwysnes, am wele contente,
ffor in him is very equyte.
105 Misericordia) mia MS 109 presumyd) psumed MS 115, 120, 121, 125 ) MS has full forms: the, than, therefore, thus, and this 127 perysche] pysche MS
[61a] Mi(sericordi)a: and I, Mercy, ffro this counsel wole not fle
tyl wysdam hath seyd I shal ses. 135 Pax: here is God now, here is vynte;
hefne and erthe is plesyd with pes.
Ffilius: I thinke the thoughtys of pes, and nowth of
wykkydnes ; this I deme to ses your contraversy : If Adam had not deyd peryschyd had ryghtwysnes, And also Trewthe had be lost therby. Trewth and Ryght wolde chastyse Ffoly; ziff another deth come not Mercy shulde perysche, Then Pes were exyled ffynaly. so tweyn dethis must be, zow fowre to cherysche. But he that shal deye ze must knawe, that in hym may ben non iniquyte, that helle may holde hym be no lawe, but that he may pas at hese lyberte. qwere swyche on [is], p(ro)vyde and se and hese deth for mannys dethe shal be redempcion. all hefne and erthe seke now ze. plesyth it zow this conclusyon?
[Scene 2: The Same.)
Veritas: I, Trowthe, haue sowte the erthe without and
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Mi(sericordi)a : I, Mercy, haue ronne the hevynly re
gyon rownde, and ther is non of that charyte, that ffor man wole suffre a deddly wounde. I can nott wete how this shal be.
Justicia: Sure, I can fynde non sufficient,
 ffor servauntys vnprofytabyl we be eche on. [T]he love nedyth to be ful ardent,
that for man to helle wolde gon.
therefore this is be hys avyse,
That is to seyn, peyne I must suffre sore.
whiche of vs shal man restore.
And in wysdam was his temptacion,
Ffilius : ffadyr, he that shal do this must be bothe
God and man,
lete me se how I may were that wede,
I am redy to do this dede.
do p(ro)cede. this charge I wole take on me
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I, Love, to zour lover shal zow lede;
this is the assent of oure vnite. (62 a) Mi(sericordi)a: Now is the loveday of us fowre, fynialy,
Now may we love in pes, as we were wonte.
Et hic osculabunt pariter omnes.
Into the countre of Galyle-
is Mary, that shal al restore. 195 Ffilius : Say that she is withowte wo, and ful of grace,
And that I, the son of the godhed, of here shal be bore.
of zow aungellys the grett ruyne. [62 b] Sp(irit)us S(an)c(t)us :
and if she aske the how it my[ght] be,
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Gabriel : In thyn hey inbasset, lord, I shal go
it shal be do with a thought,
[Scene 3: The Annunciation.] AVE MARIA, GRATIA PLENA, DOMINUS TECUM. Heyl, fful of grace! god is with the ! amonge all women blyssyd art thu! here this name Eva is turnyd Ave, that is to say withowte sorwe ar ze now. Thow sorwe in zow hath no place, zett of joy, lady, ze nede more, Therfore I adde and sey fful of grace,
(63 a] ffor so ful of grace was nevyr non bore. zett who hath grace, he nedyth kepyng sore, therfore I sey god is with the, whiche shal kepe zow endlesly thore,
so amonge all women blyssed ar ze.
In the aungelys wordys I am trobelyd her,
grett shamfastnes and grett dred is in me. Gabryel: Mary, in this take ze no drede,
ffor at god grace ffownde haue ze.
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