Excerpt from The Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene The following reprint presents one of the few sixteenth century English dramas still inaccessible in modem type. It is a late morality-play, and neither better r worse as a piece of literature than most others of its kind. It has, however, a peculiar historical interest, as I have indicated in the Introduction which follows, and suggests several problems for consideration. The sketch of the history of the literary treatment of the theme which there follows is merely a sketch in outline and is by means exhaustive. The text of this second edition has been completely revised, and w follows that of the copy (probably unique) of the first edition (1566), in the possession of Mr. W. A. White, of New York. I have to thank Mr. White for his great kindness in twice letting this copy come into my hands for collation. It is probable that the edition dated 1567, of which there are two exemplars in the British Museum, is but a reissue of the unsold copies of 1566 with the title-page redated, since the same errors of the press seem to occur in both editions. I have tried to reproduce the text in its original spelling, with such accuracy as four separate collations can assure. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.