Her rytter ir seyt an geschreiben
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
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.