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Autoritet / forfatter
Guy Marchant, Forfatter

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Autoriteten

 

Verba Auctoris

VespasianVerba Auctoris The docture speketh.
LansdowneVerba Auctoris
TottelVerba Auctoris The Wordes of the Translatour.
Dugdale-1658Verba Auctoris The Words of the Translator.
Dugdale-monasticonVerba Auctoris The Words of the Translator.
Dugdale-1718Verba Auctoris The Words of the Translator.
Dugdale-1818Verba Auctoris The Words of the Translator.
 

O creatures ȝe / that ben resonable

SeldenO creatures ȝe/ that ben resonable be reasonable
VespasianO ye creatures ȝe/ that ben be resonable
TottelO creatures ȝe/ that ben resonable reasonable,
Dugdale-1658O creatures ȝe/ that ben resonable reasonable,
Dugdale-monasticonO creatures ȝe/ that ben resonable reasonable,
Dugdale-1718O creatures ȝe/ that ben resonable reasonable,
Dugdale-1818O creatures ȝe/ that ben resonable reasonable,
 

The life desiringe / whiche is eternal

SeldenThe life desiringe/ whiche wiche is eternal
VespasianThe life desiringe/ whiche is eternal that be naturall;
 

Ȝe mai sene here / doctryne ful notable

SeldenȜe mai sene se here/ doctryne ful notable
VespasianȜe Here mai sene here/ you learne doctryne ful notable
 

Ȝowre life to lede / whiche that ys mortal

SeldenȜowre Ȝoure life to lede/ whiche wiche that ys mortal
VespasianȜowre Love life to lede/ lead whiche that ys mortal immortall.
LansdowneȜowre Your life to lede/ whiche that ys mortal
TottelȜowre Your life to lede/ lead[e], whiche that ys mortal
Dugdale-1658Ȝowre Your life to lede/ lead, whiche that ys mortal
Dugdale-monasticonȜowre Your life to lede/ lead, whiche that ys mortal
Dugdale-1718Ȝowre Your life to lede/ lead, whiche that ys mortal
Dugdale-1818Ȝowre Your life to lede/ lead, whiche that ys mortal
 

Ther bi to lerne / in [e]special

VespasianTher bi Whereby to lerne/ learne in [e]special
LansdowneTher bi Therby to lerne/ in [e]special
TottelTher bi Thereby to lerne/ learne in [e]special
Dugdale-1658Ther bi Thereby to lerne/ learne in [e]special special
Dugdale-monasticonTher bi Thereby to lerne/ learne in [e]special special
Dugdale-1718Ther bi Thereby to lerne/ learn in [e]special special,
Dugdale-1818Ther bi Thereby to lerne/ learne in [e]special special
 

How ȝe schulle trace the daunce of machabre

SeldenHow ȝe schulle shul trace the daunce of machabre
VespasianHow ȝe schulle trace the You must treed this daunce of machabre which you here se,
LansdowneHow ȝe schulle shal trace the daunce of machabre which that ye see
TottelHow ȝe schulle shal trace the daunce of machabre
Dugdale-1658How ȝe schulle shall trace the daunce of machabre
Dugdale-monasticonHow ȝe schulle shall trace the daunce of machabre
Dugdale-1718How ȝe schulle shall trace the daunce of machabre
Dugdale-1818How ȝe schulle shall trace the daunce of machabre
 

To man and woman / yliche natural

VespasianTo man and woman/ yliche and eche wight natural
TottelTo man and woman/ yliche ylike natural
Dugdale-1658To man and woman/ yliche ylike natural
Dugdale-monasticonTo man and woman/ yliche ylike natural
Dugdale-1718To man and woman/ yliche ylike natural
Dugdale-1818To man and woman/ yliche ylike natural
 

For dethe ne spareth / hye ne lowe degre.

VespasianFor dethe ne spareth/ hye ne doth not spaire highe nor lowe degre.
LansdowneFor dethe ne spareth/ hye ne sparith/ hih nor lowe degre.
TottelFor dethe death ne spareth/ hye high ne lowe degre.
Dugdale-1658For dethe death ne spareth/ hye high ne lowe degre.
Dugdale-monasticonFor dethe death ne spareth/ hye high ne lowe degre.
Dugdale-1718For dethe death ne spareth/ hye high ne lowe degre.
Dugdale-1818For dethe death ne spareth/ hye high ne lowe degre.

 

In this myrrow[r]e / eueri wight mai fynde

SeldenIn this myrrow[r]e/ mirrour/ eueri wight wiȝt mai fynde
VespasianIn this myrrow[r]e/ eueri wight miroure ech man mai fynde
LansdowneIn this myrrow[r]e/ eueri wight mai fynde Angelus
TottelIn this myrrow[r]e/ myrour eueri wight mai fynde
Dugdale-1658In this myrrow[r]e/ myrrour eueri wight mai fynde
Dugdale-monasticonIn this myrrow[r]e/ myrrour eueri wight mai fynde
Dugdale-1718In this myrrow[r]e/ myrrour eueri wight mai fynde
Dugdale-1818In this myrrow[r]e/ myrrour eueri wight mai fynde
 

That hym behoueth / to go vpon this daunce

SeldenThat hym behoueth/ bihoveth/ to go vpon this daunce
VespasianThat yt behoveth hym behoueth/ to go vpon this treade his daunce
LansdowneThat hym behoueth/ to go vpon In this daunce myrrour/ euery man may fynde
TottelThat hym behoueth/ to go gone vpon this daunce
Dugdale-1658That hym behoueth/ to go gone vpon this daunce
Dugdale-monasticonThat hym behoueth/ to go gone vpon this daunce
Dugdale-1718That hym behoueth/ to go gone vpon this daunce
Dugdale-1818That hym behoueth/ to go gone vpon this daunce
 

Who gothe to-forne / or who schal go be-hynde

SeldenWho gothe to forne/ or who schal shal go be hynde behinde
VespasianWho gothe to forne/ shall go before, or who schal go be hynde shall come behynde,
LansdowneWho gothe That hym behouyth/ to forne/ or who schal go be hynde goon vpon this daunce
TottelWho gothe to forne/ goeth toforne or who schal shall go be hynde behynde,
Dugdale-1658Who gothe to forne/ goeth toforne, or who schal shall go be hynde behind,
Dugdale-monasticonWho gothe to forne/ goeth toforne, or who schal shall go be hynde behind,
Dugdale-1718Who gothe goeth to forne/ or who schal shall go be hynde behind,
Dugdale-1818Who gothe to forne/ goeth toforne, or who schal shall go be hynde behind,
 

All dependeth / in goddes ordynaunce

SeldenAll dependeth/ dependith/ in goddes goddis ordynaunce
VespasianAll dependeth/ holy doth depende in goddes ordynaunce
LansdowneAll dependeth/ in goddes ordynaunce Whoo goth before/ or who goth behynde
Dugdale-1718All dependeth/ in on goddes ordynaunce
 

Where-fore eche man / lowely take his chaunce

SeldenWhere fore Wherfore eche man/ lowely lowly take his chaunce
VespasianWhere fore eche man/ lowely Let every one therefore take lowlye his chaunce
LansdowneWhere fore eche man/ lowely take his chaunce All dependith/ in goddis ordynaunce
TottelWhere fore Wherfore eche man/ lowely lowly take his chaunce
Dugdale-1658Where fore eche Wherefore lowly every man/ lowely take his chaunce
Dugdale-monasticonWhere fore eche Wherefore lowly every man/ lowely take his chaunce
Dugdale-1718Where fore eche Wherefore lowly every man/ lowely take his chaunce
Dugdale-1818Where fore eche Wherefore lowly every man/ lowely take his chaunce
 

Deth spareth not / pore ne blode royal

VespasianFor Deth spareth doth not/ pore ne spaire powre nor blode royal ryall;
LansdowneDeth spareth not/ pore ne blode royal Wher fore eche man/ lowly take his chaunce
TottelDeth Death spareth not/ nouther pore ne blode bloud royal
Dugdale-1658Deth Death spareth not/ pore ne yet blode royal
Dugdale-monasticonDeth Death spareth not/ pore ne yet blode royal
Dugdale-1718Deth Death spareth not/ pore ne yet blode royal
Dugdale-1818Deth Death spareth not/ pore ne yet blode royal
 

Eche man ther-fore / haue yn remembraunce

SeldenEche man ther fore/ þerfore/ haue yn remembraunce
VespasianEche Every man ther fore/ therefor haue this yn remembraunce
LansdowneEche man ther fore/ haue yn remembraunce Deth spareth nothir/ poore nor blood roiall
TottelEche man ther fore/ therfore haue this yn remembraunce
Dugdale-1658Eche Every man ther fore/ therefore haue this yn remembraunce
Dugdale-monasticonEche Every man ther fore/ therfore haue this yn remembraunce
Dugdale-1718Eche Every man ther fore/ therefore haue this yn remembraunce
Dugdale-1818Eche Every man ther fore/ therfore haue this yn remembraunce
 

Of oo matier / god hathe forged al.

SeldenOf oo matier/ mater/ god hathe forged al.
VespasianOf oo matier/ one substance god hathe forged haith formed hus al.
LansdowneOf oo matier/ god hathe forged al. Eche man ther fore/ have this in remembraunce
TottelOf oo matier/ matter god hathe forged yforged al.
Dugdale-1658Of oo matier/ matter god hathe forged yforged al.
Dugdale-monasticonOf oo matier/ matter god hathe forged yforged al.
Dugdale-1718Of oo matier/ matter god hathe forged yforged al.
Dugdale-1818Of oo matier/ matter god hathe forged yforged al.

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