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Oversætterens forord
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Verba translatoris

TottelVerba translatoris The Prologe
Dugdale-1658Verba translatoris THE PROLOGE.
Dugdale-monasticonVerba translatoris THE PROLOGE.
Dugdale-1718Verba translatoris The Prologe.
Dugdale-1818Verba translatoris THE PROLOGE.
 

O [ȝ]ee folkes / harde herted as a stone

SeldenO [ȝ]ee folkes/ harde herted hertid as a stone
TottelO [ȝ]ee folkes/ harde herted hearted as a stone
Dugdale-1658O [ȝ]ee folkes/ harde herted hearted as a stone
Dugdale-monasticonO [ȝ]ee folkes/ harde herted hearted as a stone
Dugdale-1718O [ȝ]ee folkes/ harde herted hearted as a stone
Dugdale-1818O [ȝ]ee folkes/ harde herted hearted as a stone
 

Which to the world / haue al your aduertence

SeldenWhich Wich to the world/ haue al your aduertence
TottelWhich to the this world/ haue geue* al your aduertence
 

Like as hit sholde / laste euere in oone

SeldenLike Liche as hit sholde/ it shulde/ laste euere in oone
TottelLike as hit sholde/ laste it should euere lasten in oone
Dugdale-1658Like as hit sholde/ laste it should euere lasten in oone
Dugdale-monasticonLike as hit sholde/ laste it should euere lasten in oone
Dugdale-1718Like as hit sholde/ laste it should euere lasten in oone
Dugdale-1818Like as hit sholde/ laste it should euere lasten in oone
 

Where ys ȝoure witte / where ys ȝoure prouidence

SeldenWhere ys ȝoure witte/ where ys ȝoure prouidence prudence
 

To see a-forne the sodeyne / vyolence

SeldenTo see a forne aforn/ the sodeyne/ vyolence
TottelTo see a forne seen aforne the sodeyne/ sodayn vyolence
Dugdale-1658To see a forne seen aforne the sodeyne/ sodayn vyolence
Dugdale-monasticonTo see a forne seen aforne the sodeyne/ sodayn vyolence
Dugdale-1718To see a forne seen aforne the sodeyne/ sodayn vyolence
Dugdale-1818To see a forne seen aforne the sodeyne/ sodayn vyolence
 

Of cruel dethe / that ben so wyse and sage

SeldenOf cruel dethe/ that ben be so wyse and sage
TottelOf cruel dethe/ death, that ben be so wyse and sage
Dugdale-1658Of cruel dethe/ death that ben be so wyse and sage
Dugdale-monasticonOf cruel dethe/ death that ben be so wyse and sage
Dugdale-1718Of cruel dethe/ Death, that ben be so wyse and sage
Dugdale-1818Of cruel dethe/ death that ben be so wyse and sage
 

Whiche sleeth allas / by stroke of pestilence

SeldenWhiche Wiche sleeth allas/ by stroke of pestilence
TottelWhiche sleeth slayeth, allas/ by stroke of or pestilence
Dugdale-1658Whiche sleeth slayeth, allas/ by stroke of or pestilence
Dugdale-monasticonWhiche sleeth slayeth, allas/ by stroke of or pestilence
Dugdale-1718Whiche sleeth slayeth, allas/ by stroke of or pestilence
Dugdale-1818Whiche sleeth slayeth, allas/ by stroke of or pestilence
 

Bothe ȝonge and olde / of low and hie parage.

TottelBothe ȝonge and olde/ of low and hie high parage.
Dugdale-1658Bothe ȝonge young and olde/ of low and hie high parage.
Dugdale-monasticonBothe ȝonge young and olde/ of low and hie high parage.
Dugdale-1718Bothe ȝonge young and olde/ of low and hie high parage.
Dugdale-1818Bothe ȝonge young and olde/ of low and hie high parage.

 

Dethe spareth not / low ne hye degre

SeldenDethe spareth sparith not/ low ne hye degre
TottelDethe Death spareth not/ nought low ne hye high degre
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death spareth not/ nought low ne hye high degre
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death spareth not/ nought low ne hye high degre
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death spareth not/ nought, low ne hye high degre
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death spareth not/ nought low ne hye high degre
 

Popes kynges / ne worthi Emperowrs

SeldenPopes kynges/ ne worthi Emperowrs Emperours
TottelPopes kynges/ ne worthi Emperowrs Emperours;
Dugdale-1658Popes kynges/ ne worthi Emperowrs Emperours,
Dugdale-monasticonPopes kynges/ ne worthi Emperowrs Emperours,
Dugdale-1718Popes kynges/ ne worthi Emperowrs Emperors,
Dugdale-1818Popes kynges/ ne worthi Emperowrs Emperours,
 

When thei schyne / moste in felicite

SeldenWhen Whan thei schyne/ shyne/ moste in felicite
TottelWhen Whan thei schyne/ shine moste in felicite
Dugdale-1658When thei schyne/ shine moste in felicite felicity,
Dugdale-monasticonWhen thei schyne/ shine moste in felicite felicity,
Dugdale-1718When thei schyne/ shine moste in felicite felicity,
Dugdale-1818When thei schyne/ shine moste in felicite felicity
 

He can abate / the fresshnes of her flowres

SeldenHe can abate/ the fresshnes of her flowres flours
TottelHe can abate/ the fresshnes of her flowres flours,
Dugdale-1658He can abate/ the fresshnes of her flowres flours,
Dugdale-monasticonHe can abate/ the fresshnes of her flowres flours.
Dugdale-1718He can abate/ the fresshnes softness of her flowres flours.
Dugdale-1818He can abate/ the fresshnes of her flowres flours,
 

Ther briȝt sune clipsen / with hys showres

SeldenTher The briȝt sune sonne/ clipsen/ with hys showres shours
TottelTher briȝt Her bright[e] sune clipsen/ with hys showres shours,
Dugdale-1658Ther briȝt Her bright sune clipsen/ with hys showres shours
Dugdale-monasticonTher briȝt Her bright sune clipsen/ with hys showres shours
Dugdale-1718Ther briȝt Her bright sune clipsen/ with hys showres shours
Dugdale-1818Ther briȝt Her bright sune clipsen/ with hys showres shours,
 

Make hem plownge / from theire sees lowe

SeldenMake hem plownge/ plunge/ from theire her sees lowe
TottelMake hem plownge/ from theire them plunge fro her sees lowe
Dugdale-1658Make hem plownge/ from theire them plunge fro her sees lowe
Dugdale-monasticonMake hem plownge/ from theire them plunge fro her sees lowe
Dugdale-1718Make hem plownge/ them plunge from theire her sees lowe
Dugdale-1818Make hem plownge/ from theire them plunge fro her sees lowe
 

Maugre the myght / of al these conquerowres

SeldenMaugre Magre the myght/ myȝt/ of al these conquerowres conquerours
TottelMaugre Mauger the myght/ of al these conquerowres conquerours,
Dugdale-1658Maugre Mauger the myght/ of al these conquerowres Conquerours,
Dugdale-monasticonMaugre Mauger the myght/ of al these conquerowres Conquerours,
Dugdale-1718Maugre Mauger the myght/ of al these conquerowres Conquerours,
Dugdale-1818Maugre Mauger the myght/ of al these conquerowres Conquerours,
 

Fortune hath hem / from her whele [y]throwe.

TottelFortune hath hem/ them from her whele [y]throwe.
Dugdale-1658Fortune hath hem/ them from her whele [y]throwe.
Dugdale-monasticonFortune hath hem/ them from her whele [y]throwe.
Dugdale-1718Fortune hath hem/ them from her whele [y]throwe. ytrow.
Dugdale-1818Fortune hath hem/ them from her whele [y]throwe.

 

Considereth this / ȝe folkes that ben wyse

SeldenConsidereth Considerith this/ ȝe folkes that ben be wyse
 

And hit enprenteth / in ȝowre memorialle

SeldenAnd hit enprenteth/ it enprentith/ in ȝowre ȝoure memorialle
TottelAnd hit enprenteth/ it emprinteth in ȝowre your memorialle
Dugdale-1658And hit enprenteth/ it imprinteth in ȝowre your memorialle
Dugdale-monasticonAnd hit enprenteth/ it imprinteth in ȝowre your memorialle
Dugdale-1718And hit enprenteth/ it imprinteth in ȝowre your memorialle
Dugdale-1818And hit enprenteth/ it imprinteth in ȝowre your memorialle
 

Like the exawmple / whiche that at Parise

SeldenLike the exawmple/ whiche þensaumple/ wiche that at Parise
TottelLike the exawmple/ thensample whiche that at Parise
Dugdale-1658Like the exawmple/ thensample whiche that at Parise
Dugdale-monasticonLike the exawmple/ thensample whiche that at Parise
Dugdale-1718Like the exawmple/ thensaple whiche that at a Parise
Dugdale-1818Like the exawmple/ thensample whiche that at Parise
 

I fownde depicte / ones on a walle

SeldenI fownde fonde depicte/ ones on in a walle
TottelI fownde fonde depicte/ ones on vppon* a walle
Dugdale-1658I fownde fonde depicte/ ones on in a walle
Dugdale-monasticonI fownde fonde depicte/ ones on in a walle
Dugdale-1718I fownde fond depicte/ ones on in a walle
Dugdale-1818I fownde fonde depicte/ ones on in a walle
 

Ful notabely / as I reherce shal

SeldenFul notabely/ notably/ as I reherce shal
TottelFul notabely/ notably, as I reherce rehearse shal
Dugdale-1658Ful notabely/ notably as I reherce rehearse shal
Dugdale-monasticonFul notabely/ notably as I reherce rehearse shal
Dugdale-1718Ful notabely/ notably as I reherce rehearse shal
Dugdale-1818Ful notabely/ notably as I reherce rehearse shal
 

Ther of frensshe clerkes / tak[yng] acqueyntaunce

SeldenTher of frensshe clerkes/ clerkis/ tak[yng] acqueyntaunce aqueintaunce
TottelTher of frensshe clerkes/ a Frenche clarke tak[yng] acqueyntaunce acquaintaunce,
Dugdale-1658Ther of frensshe clerkes/ a French Clerke tak[yng] acqueyntaunce acquaintance,
Dugdale-monasticonTher of frensshe clerkes/ a French Clerke tak[yng] acqueyntaunce acquaintance,
Dugdale-1718Ther of frensshe clerkes/ a French Clerke tak[yng] acqueyntaunce acquaintance,
Dugdale-1818Ther of frensshe clerkes/ a French Clerke tak[yng] acqueyntaunce acquaintance,
 

I toke on me / to translaten al

SeldenI toke on me/ to translaten translatyn al
 

Owte of the frensshe / Macabrees daunce.

SeldenOwte Oute of the frensshe/ Macabrees machabres daunce.
TottelOwte Out of the frensshe/ Macabrees Frenche Machabrees daunce.
Dugdale-1658Owte Out of the frensshe/ Macabrees French Macchabrees daunce.
Dugdale-monasticonOwte Out of the frensshe/ Macabrees French Macchabrees daunce.
Dugdale-1718Owte Out of the frensshe/ Macabrees French Machabrees daunce.
Dugdale-1818Owte Out of the frensshe/ Macabrees French Macchabrees daunce.

 

BI whos a-vyse / and cownseille atte leste

SeldenBI whos a vyse/ avys/ and cownseille counceil atte þe leste
TottelBI whos a vyse/ aduise and cownseille counsayle atte the leste
Dugdale-1658BI whos a vyse/ advise and cownseille counsail atte leste the last,
Dugdale-monasticonBI whos a vyse/ advise and cownseille counsail atte leste the last,
Dugdale-1718BI whos a vyse/ advise and cownseille counsail atte leste the last,
Dugdale-1818BI whos a vyse/ advise and cownseille counsail atte leste the last,
 

Thurh her sterynge / and her mocioune

SeldenThurh Thoruȝ her sterynge/ and her mocioune
TottelThurh Through her sterynge/ stieryng and her mocioune mocion,
Dugdale-1658Thurh Through her sterynge/ stiering and her mocioune motion,
Dugdale-monasticonThurh Through her sterynge/ stiering and her mocioune motion,
Dugdale-1718Thurh Through her sterynge/ stiering and her mocioune motion,
Dugdale-1818Thurh Through her sterynge/ stiering and her mocioune motion,
 

I obeyed / vnto her requeste

SeldenI obeyed/ vnto obeide/ vn to her requeste
 

Ther of to make / a pleyne translacioun

SeldenTher of to make/ a pleyne playn translacioun
TottelTher of Therof to make/ a pleyne translacioun playn translacion
Dugdale-1658Ther of Thereof to make/ a pleyne translacioun playn translacyon
Dugdale-monasticonTher of Thereof to make/ a pleyne translacioun playn translacyon
Dugdale-1718Ther of Thereof to make/ a pleyne translacioun playn translacyon,
Dugdale-1818Ther of Thereof to make/ a pleyne translacioun playn translacyon
 

In Inglisshe tunge / of entencioun

SeldenIn Inglisshe tunge/ englissh tonge/ of entencioun
TottelIn Inglisshe tunge/ English tonge, of entencioun entencion
Dugdale-1658In Inglisshe tunge/ English tonge, of entencioun entencion,
Dugdale-monasticonIn Inglisshe tunge/ English tonge, of entencioun entencion,
Dugdale-1718In Inglisshe tunge/ English Tonge of entencioun entencion
Dugdale-1818In Inglisshe tunge/ English tonge, of entencioun entencion
 

That prowde folkes whiche that ben stoute & bolde

SeldenThat prowde proude folkes whiche wiche that ben be stoute & bolde
TottelThat prowde proud[e] folkes whiche that ben stoute & bolde
Dugdale-1658That prowde proud folkes whiche that ben stoute & bolde
Dugdale-monasticonThat prowde proud folkes whiche that ben stoute & bolde
Dugdale-1718That prowde proud folkes whiche that ben stoute & bolde
Dugdale-1818That prowde proud folkes whiche that ben stoute & bolde
 

As in a myrrowre / to-forn yn her reasoun

SeldenAs in a myrrowre/ mirrour/ to forn for yn her reasoun resoun
TottelAs in a myrrowre/ to forn mirrour toforne yn her reasoun reason
Dugdale-1658As in a myrrowre/ to forn mirrour toforne yn her reasoun reason
Dugdale-monasticonAs in a myrrowre/ to forn mirrour toforne yn her reasoun reason
Dugdale-1718As in a myrrowre/ to forn mirrour toforne yn her reasoun reason
Dugdale-1818As in a myrrowre/ to forn mirrour toforne yn her reasoun reason
 

Her owgly fyne / may clierli ther be-holde.

SeldenHer owgly ougly fyne/ may clierli cleerly ther be holde. bihold
TottelHer owgly vgly fyne/ there clearely may clierli ther be holde. beholde.
Dugdale-1658Her owgly ugly fyne/ there clearly may clierli ther be holde. behold.
Dugdale-monasticonHer owgly ugly fyne/ there clearly may clierli ther be holde. behold.
Dugdale-1718Her owgly ugly fyne/ clearly may clierli ther be holde. behold.
Dugdale-1818Her owgly ugly fyne/ there clearly may clierli ther be holde. behold.

 

By exaumple / that thei yn her ententis

TottelBy exaumple/ [this] ensample, that thei yn her ententis ententes
Dugdale-1658By exaumple/ ensample that thei yn her ententis entents,
Dugdale-monasticonBy exaumple/ ensample that thei yn her ententis entents,
Dugdale-1718By exaumple/ ensample that thei this yn her ententis entents,
Dugdale-1818By exaumple/ ensample that thei yn her ententis entents,
 

A-mende her life / in eueri maner age

SeldenA mende Amende her life/ in eueri maner age
TottelA mende Amend her life/ in eueri maner age
Dugdale-1658A mende Amend her life/ in eueri maner age
Dugdale-monasticonA mende Amend her life/ in eueri maner age
Dugdale-1718A mende Amend her life/ in eueri maner age
Dugdale-1818A mende Amend her life/ in eueri maner age
 

The whiche daunce / at seint Innocentis

SeldenThe whiche wiche daunce/ at seint Innocentis
TottelThe whiche daunce/ at seint Innocentis Sainct Innocentes
Dugdale-1658The whiche daunce/ at seint Innocentis Saint Innocents,
Dugdale-monasticonThe whiche daunce/ at seint Innocentis Saint Innocents,
Dugdale-1718The whiche daunce/ at seint Innocentis Saint Innocents,
Dugdale-1818The whiche daunce/ at seint Innocentis Saint Innocents,
 

Portreied is / with al the surplu[s]age

SeldenPortreied is/ with al the surplu[s]age surpluage
TottelPortreied Portrayed is/ with al the surplu[s]age
Dugdale-1658Portreied Portrayed is/ with al the surplu[s]age
Dugdale-monasticonPortreied Portrayed is/ with al the surplu[s]age
Dugdale-1718Portreied Portrayed is/ with al the surplu[s]age
Dugdale-1818Portreied Portrayed is/ with al the surplu[s]age
 

To schewe this worlde / is but a pilgrimage

SeldenTo schewe shewe this worlde/ is but a pilgrimage
TottelYouen vnto vs our liues To schewe this worlde/ is but a pilgrimage correct
Dugdale-1658Yoven unto us our lives To schewe this worlde/ is but a pilgrimage correct,
Dugdale-monasticonYoven unto us our lives To schewe this worlde/ is but a pilgrimage correct,
Dugdale-1718Yoven unto us our lives To schewe this worlde/ is but a pilgrimage correct
Dugdale-1818Yoven unto us our lives To schewe this worlde/ is but a pilgrimage correct,
 

Ȝeuen vn-to vs / owre lyues to correcte

SeldenȜeuen Ȝove vn to vs/ owre our lyues to correcte
TottelȜeuen vn And to vs/ owre lyues to correcte declare the fine of our passage,
Dugdale-1658Ȝeuen vn And to vs/ owre lyues to correcte declare the fine of our passage,
Dugdale-monasticonȜeuen vn And to vs/ owre lyues to correcte declare the fine of our passage,
Dugdale-1718Ȝeuen vn And to vs/ owre lyues to correcte declare the fine of our passage,
Dugdale-1818Ȝeuen vn And to vs/ owre lyues to correcte declare the fine of our passage,
 

And to declare / the fyne of owre passage

SeldenAnd to declare/ the fyne of owre oure passage
TottelAnd to declare/ the fyne of owre passage Right anone my stile I wil direct
Dugdale-1658And to declare/ the fyne of owre passage Right anone my stile I will direct
Dugdale-monasticonAnd to declare/ the fyne of owre passage Right anone my stile I will direct
Dugdale-1718And to declare/ the fyne of owre passage Right anone my Stile I will direct
Dugdale-1818And to declare/ the fyne of owre passage Right anone my stile I will direct
 

Ryght a-noon / my stile I wille directe.

SeldenRyght a noon/ Riȝt anoon/ my stile I wille wole directe.
TottelRyght To shewe this worlde is but a noon/ my stile I wille directe. pilgrimage.
Dugdale-1658Ryght To shew this world is but a noon/ my stile I wille directe. pilgrimage.
Dugdale-monasticonRyght To shew this world is but a noon/ my stile I wille directe. pilgrimage.
Dugdale-1718Ryght To shew this World is but a noon/ my stile I wille directe. pilgrimage.
Dugdale-1818Ryght To shew this world is but a noon/ my stile I wille directe. pilgrimage.

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