's Men managed to produce a new play book, and it was relicensed by Henry Herbert in 1624.
Although parallels between Serrier's text and those of his French predecessors are indicated by various symbols, greater attention to Palsgrave
and consideration of his contemporary Charles Maupas would have enriched the edition.
For example, in Palsgrave
(1530) we find the comment: "I do is a verbe moche comenly used in our tonge to be put byfore other verbes; as it is all one to say 'I do speke ...' and 'I speake....'" (Traugott 1972: 138)
What might be an influential variation unconnected to the Coventry Herod appears in John Palsgrave
's 1530 French/English glossary: "I stampe, I stare, as one that doth that taketh on in his angyr/ Ie me demayne," Lesclarcissement de la Langue Francoyse (London, 1530), fol.
(41.) See Donald Wittman, Good Samaritan Rule, in 2 THE NEW PALSGRAVE
DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS AND THE LAW 202 (1998).
had bemoaned its 'want of rules and preceptes grammaticall' as early as 1530, French remained a largely uncodified language throughout the sixteenth century, in spite of the fact that what Trudeau (1992) terms a 'spontaneous norm' (norme spontanee), namely the usage of the Parisian upper classes, had long since emerged (see Brunot 1966: II, 159).
As early as 1540, however, John Palsgrave
's translation of de Volder's Acolastus, a popular teaching manual based around a prodigal son play, has the word `husks' and it is not impossible that the term found its way into the dramatic tradition from this text and hence into a Shakespearian play.
27-[28.sup.v] (events around Leipzig, 1631, "from the Palsgrave
's son's tutor to my Lord of Holland").
Alexander and Mentz have the fore dance with each of them a glass of Wine in their hands, then Edward and Hedewick, Palsgrave
and Empress, and two other couple, after Drum and Trumpet ...(39)
Henry Sherley's only extant play, The Martyred Soldier, was licensed for the stage in 1622/3 for the Lady Elizabeth's Men and then for the Palsgrave
's Men at the Fortune.
It is Gurr, for instance, who has drawn attention to the fact that, just as we know that the Chamberlain's/King's Men were occasionally hired to play in aristocratic houses, so too were their "opposites," the Admiral's Men; similarly, Gurr notes that Palsgrave
's Men, the very same company that added the spectacular pyrotechnics to Marlowe's play, were also invited to perform privately for the gentlemen lawyers of the Middle Temple.
The sale of the type would have been effected by Pynson's heirs (his daughter and her husband John Hawkins), who completed the printing of Palsgrave
's Lesclarissement de la Langue Francoyse (for which Pynson had a contract) before abandoning the printing business.
The OED gives its earliest instances from Palsgrave
(1530) and Spenser (1590); the Helsinki Corpus has two from Ascham's Scholemaster (c.