Percy Shaw Jeffrey (Auth.)
WHITBY LORE AND LEGEND: SECOND EDITION ENLARGED. JUNE 1923 [Plough Monday Play from the Notts./Lincs. Border]
Whitby: Horne & Son, 1923, pp.199-201
Full text (86 lines) of a Plough Monday play from the Notts./Lincs. border,
with the characters; Tom Fool, Sergeant, Doctor, Lady, Ancient, Beelzebub and
Dame Jane. It is introduced as follows;
"We give below the full text of a 'Mummers Play,' as performed on the
Nottingham and Lincolnshire borders. This, like all such village plays
of the Northern counties, is of unknown antiquity and has maintained its
traditional text unaltered for generations, no sacrilegious hand having
dared to improve its rhymes or change its halting metres."
This is evidently the same text as in Yorkshire Evening Post (1923) [TD00261]
Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire Border, Notts.; Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire Border, Lincs.
Plough Monday; Play; Tom Fool; Sergeant; Doctor; Lady; Ancient; Beelzebub; Dame Jane; Full Text
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00065
Last Updated Mar 1995 by Peter Millington.