Monthly Archives: September 2013

Daily (?) Captain Cox — “Impacient Poverty” (PLACEHOLDER)

PEDIGREE:   To quote directly from Mr. Furnivall:   “No copy of this play is now known, but in D. E. Baker’s “Biographia  Dramatica (1764, continued by Is. Reed, 1782, and edited by Stephen Jones, 1812) we find the following entry on p. 828, col. 1: —  ’90. A NEWE INTERLUDE OF IMPACIENTE POVERTE, newlye […]

Daily (?) Captain Cox — “Nu Gize”

PEDIGREE:    Furnivall cites an Interlude  printed in 1573 titled “New Custome”  (“by William How for Abraham Veale”) as being, “no doubt”, the “Nu Gize (Guise?)”   mentioned in the list of Captain Cox’s plays. SYNOPSIS:   This interlude depicts and debates some of the issues surrounding the Protestant Reformation in England.   The dramatis […]

Daily (?) Captain Cox — “Hikskorner”

PEDIGREE:    There was at least one printing of this Morality Play in 1512, by Wynken de Worde (see below). SYNOPSIS:   The personification being struggled over in this play is named  Frewyll (Free Will).    On one side is Pyte , Contemplacyon, and Perseru(v)erance, and on the other are Imagynacyon (self-described as a friend […]

Daily (?) Captain Cox — “Yoothe and Charitie”

PEDIGREE:  Mr. Furnivall refers to a Stationers’ register record of 1557 to printer John Walley, for a work titled “Youth, Charity and Humility”, and also refers to copies of pieces titled “The Interlude / Enterlude of Youth” as being the same work.   A copy of “Interlude of Youth” printed by Walley was in the […]

Daily (?) Captain Cox — “The Chapman of a Peneworth of Wit”

This is the last of Captain Cox’s books of “Philosophy both morall and naturall”.      To complete the collection, we have yet to survey four “auncient plays”, one “Doctor Boords breviary of health”, seven “ballets (ballads) and songs”, and three “Allmanacks of antiquite”.    Further up and further in… ——————————————————————————————————— PEDIGREE:   According to […]

Daily (?!) Captain Cox — “The Proud Wives Paternoster”

PEDIGREE:  For this piece, as for a number of others, Mr. Furnivall cites William Carew Hazlitt’s “Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England” (volume 4 here) of 1866.    Both Hazlitt and Furnivall mention several Stationers Register entries for licenses to Sampson (John?) Awdeley, John Charlwood and John Kyng.    Two copies of printings […]