The Knight
Heidelberg's block book, Knight

Death to The Knight

Her rytter ir seyt an geschreiben
Das ir nw ryttirschaft must treiben
Mit deme tode vnd seynen knechten
Euch hilft wedir schympf noch fechten

Mr. Knight, you have been written down
that you must now practice chivalry
with Death and his servants.
It helps you neither to jest nor fight.
 

Ich habe als eyn strenger rytter gut
Der werlit gedynet yn hoem mut
Nu byn ich wedir rytters orden
An dezen tancz getwungen worden

I have - as a stern knight -
served the world well with noble mind.
Now I have - against knights' order -
become coerced to this dance.

This book exchanges the sequence of knight and abbot.


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