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The Digby Killing of the Children

THE NAMYS OF THE PLEYERS (SUMMA 17) THEPOETE KYNG HEROWDE

FIRSTE KNYGHT [MILES 1] THE SECUNDE KNYGHT [MILES 2] THIRDE KNYGHT [MILES 3] FOURTH KNYGHT [MILES 4] WATKYN, MESSANGER

SYMEON THE BYSSHOPE JOSEPH MARIA ANNA PROPHETISSA*

A VIRGYN ["FIVE" VIRGINS DELETED IN MS} ANGELUS

PRIMA MULIER [MULIER 1] SECUNDA MULIER [MULIER 2] TERCIA MULIER [MULIER 3] QUARTAMULIER [MULIER4]

MDXII Anno Domini 1512

POETA. This solenne fest to be had in remembraunce Ofblissed Seynt Anne,' modere to Oure Lady,

Whos right discent was fro kynges alyaunce-

DRAMA TIS PERSONAE: the following list appears in the manuscript at the end of the play. ANNA PROPHETISSA: Anna, the prophetess, not Anne, Mother of Mary. [See Luke 2:36] 2. St. Anne's day, 26 July.