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 British Museum (C.34, b. 24) when Furnivall wrote his work, as well as a copy of “Enterlude of Youth” (C. 34, e. 38) printed by Wyllyam Copland.
SYNOPSIS: This is a Morality play in which personifications of (in one corner) Charity and Humility , and (in the other corner) Riot (riotous living), Pride, and Lady Lechery, contend for the personification of Youth, with a predictable outcome after a goodly amount of resistance and conflict.
AVAILABILITY: There is a German book now in the public domain (publ. 1905), with copies in English of both Waley’s and Copland’s printings of “The Interlude / Enterlude of Youth”. Internet Archive links to a (Google?) copy here: