There's a difference between the two manuscripts. Français 17001 goes: "To the plowman there is no rest" (»Au laboureur n'a nul repos«), whereas in the Ambrosiana manuscript, Death says: "To the plowman I give rest" (»Au laboureur donne repos«).
| The Peasant|
He who works in good faith,
sustaining pain and sadness,
must thus hope in the belief
240 that he will reap in jubilation.
In this case the Latin quotation is very appropriate: Psalm 126,5: »They that sow in tears shall reap in joy«.