The Old Print Shop

A Song Against Bores. Make we mery bothe more and lasse : For now ys thetyme of Crystymas.

  • ARTIST: Clare Romano

  • MEDIUM: Woodcut,

    DATE: undated, circa 1960's.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 9 5/8 x 14 1/8" (246 x 358 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Type set text continues, "Let no man cum into this hall, ; Grome, page, nor yer marshall, : But that sum sport he brying withall; : For now ys the tyme of Crystymas! : yiff that he say he can not sing, : Some order sport then let him bring, : That yt may please at thys festyng; : For now ys the tyme of Crystymas! : Yiff he say he can nowght do, : Then for my love aske hym no mo, : But to the stokkis then lett hym go; : For now ys the tyme of Crystymas! Balliol MS.: Commonplace Book of Richard Hill, 1500-35."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Unsigned.

  • CONDITION: Good condition.