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of The Foure P's. Sir Thomas More had introduced him to the King, and he remained in the royal favour long after More had been put lsso. to death, rising from some humble position in which he served his sovereign for eightpence a day to that of special provider of amusements for the court.
The first English comedy, Ralph Roister Doister, probably 1552 or 1553. Henry VIII died in 1547, and during the six years that the boy Edward VI was on the throne, the first English comedy made its appearance. English scholars were still deeply interested in the classics, and the comedies of Plautus had been played at court many years before. This first English comedy was written by the headmaster of Eton, a clergyman named Nicholas Udall., He was the author of some dignified translatlonS from the Latin, and his play, Ralph Roister Doister, is modelled on the plays of Plautus.
`The hero, Ralph himself, is a conceited simpleton, upon whom Merrygreek, a hanger-on, plays tricks without number. Ralph is bent upon marrying " a widow worth a thousand pound," and here Merrygreelc plays his worst prank. A scrivener has written a love-letter for Ralph, part of which reads :

Yf ye will be my wife,
Ye shall be assured for the time of my life,
I wyll keep you right well : from good raiment and fare
Ye shall not be kept : but in sorrowe and care
Ye shall in no wyse liue : at your owne libertie,
Doe and say what ye lust: ye shall neuer please me
But when ye are merrie : I will bee all sadde
When ye are sorie : I wyll be very gladde
When ye seek your heartes ease : I will be vnkinde
At no time. In me shall ye muche gentlenesse finde.

Merrygreek reads this letter to the widow, and

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