Tell potentates they lyve actinge but others accons Not Loved vnlesse they gyve
not stronge but by their faccions yf Potentates replye gyve
Potentates the lye /
All and everye persone and persones whatsoever that being whole and mightye in Body and able to labour, havinge not Land or Maister, nor using any lawfull Marchaundize Crafte or Mysterye whereby hee or shee might get his or her Ly-vinge, and can gyve
no reckning how he or shee dothe lawfully get his or her Ly-vinge; & all Fencers Bearewardes Comon Players in Enterludes & Minstrels, not belonging to any Baron of this Realme or towards any other honorable Personage of greater Degree [who] shall wander abroade and have not Lycense of two Justices of the Peace at the leaste, whereof one to be of the Quorum, when and in what Shier they shall happen to wander .
In the anonymous poem, The Battle of Agincourt (1530), Henry's knights report to him that "Saynt George was sene over our hoste, / Of very trouthe this syght men dyde se; / Downe was he sent by the holy goste / To gyve
our kynge the vyctory.
As mentioned earlier, the Stratford Chamberlains' Accounts, entry dated 17 Dec 1602, include this mandate, 'At this halle yt ys ordered that there shalbe no plays or enterlewdes playd in the Chamber the guild halle nor in any parte of the [hos] howsse or Courte from hensforward vpon payne that whosoeuer of the Baylief Alderman & Burgesses berenghe shall gyve
leave or licence therevnto shall forfeyt for euerie offence x s.
Both the "n" and the "d" of "second" in the notorious bequest, "I gyve
vnto my wief my second best bed" (108/5), seem very obscurely written, and "weif" might conceivable be "wief" although the former is supported by "weif" later in the text (108/10): it may or may not be important that this addition is written in a more cramped fashion than others, but the fact might well have been pointed out.