Pope and Emperor

Pope and emperor
Guy Marchant, Pope and emperor

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Death to the pope

 

TottelThe Daunce of Machabree.
 

Dethe to the Pope

VespasianDethe Deathe speaketh to the Pope
LansdowneDethe to the Pope Papa
TottelDethe to Death fyrst speaketh vnto the Pope and after to euery degree as foloweth.
Dugdale-1658Dethe to Death fyrst speaketh unto the Pope and after to every degree as followeth.
Dugdale-monasticonDethe to Death fyrst speaketh unto the Pope and after to every degree as followeth.
Dugdale-1718Dethe to Death first speaketh unto the Pope and after to every degree as followeth.
Dugdale-1818Dethe to Death fyrst speaketh unto the Pope and after to every Degree, as followeth.
 

O ȝe that ben sette / moste hye In dygnite

SeldenO ȝe that ben be sette/ moste hye In dygnite
VespasianO ȝe that ben be sette/ moste hye highest In dygnite dignitie
LansdowneO ȝe that ben be sette/ moste hye hih In dygnite
TottelO ȝe that ben sette/ moste hye high In dygnite dignitie
Dugdale-1658O ȝe that ben sette/ moste hye In dygnite high dignity,
Dugdale-monasticonO ȝe that ben sette/ moste hye In dygnite high dignity,
Dugdale-1718O ȝe that ben sette/ moste hye high In dygnite dignity,
Dugdale-1818O ȝe that ben sette/ moste hye In dygnite high dignity,
 

Of al estatis / in erthe spiritual

VespasianOf al estatis/ estattes in erthe earth spiritual
TottelOf al estatis/ estates in erthe earth spiritual
Dugdale-1658Of al estatis/ estates in erthe earth spiritual
Dugdale-monasticonOf al estatis/ estates in erthe earth spiritual
Dugdale-1718Of al estatis/ estates in erthe earth spiritual
Dugdale-1818Of al estatis/ estates in erthe earth spiritual
 

And liche as Petur / had the souerente

SeldenAnd liche like as Petur/ Petir had the souerente souereinte
VespasianAnd liche as Petur/ had lyke to saint peter have the souerente soveraigntie
LansdowneAnd liche as Petur/ had lik to Petir/ have the souerente souereynte
TottelAnd liche as Petur/ had like to* Peter hath the souerente soueraintee
Dugdale-1658And liche like as Petur/ had Peter hath the souerente soveraintee,
Dugdale-monasticonAnd liche like as Petur/ had Peter hath the souerente soveraintee,
Dugdale-1718And liche like as Petur/ had Peter hath the souerente soveraintee
Dugdale-1818And liche like as Petur/ had Peter hath the souerente soveraintee
 

Ouer the churche / and states temporal

SeldenOuer the churche/ chirche/ and states statis temporal
VespasianOuer the churche/ and states temporal most in especyall,
LansdowneOuer Ovir the churche/ and states temporal chirche most in especiall
 

Vp-on this daunce / [ȝe] firste begyn shal

SeldenVp on Vpon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
VespasianVp on Vpon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn you shal
LansdowneVp on Vpon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
TottelVp on Vpon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
Dugdale-1658Vp on Upon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
Dugdale-monasticonVp on Upon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
Dugdale-1718Vp on Upon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
Dugdale-1818Vp on Upon this daunce/ [ȝe] firste begyn shal
 

As moste worthi lorde / and gouernowre

SeldenAs moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre gouernour
VespasianAs the moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre governoure;
LansdowneAs moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre gouernour
TottelAs moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre gouernour;
Dugdale-1658As moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre governour,
Dugdale-monasticonAs moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre governour,
Dugdale-1718As moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre governour,
Dugdale-1818As moste worthi lorde/ and gouernowre governour,
 

For al the worschip / of ȝowre astate papal

SeldenFor al the worschip/ worship/ of ȝowre ȝoure astate papal
VespasianFor al the worschip/ worship of ȝowre astate papal youre estaite perpetuall,
LansdowneFor al the worschip/ worship/ of ȝowre astate your estat papal
TottelFor al the worschip/ worship of ȝowre astate your estate papal
Dugdale-1658For al the worschip/ worship of ȝowre astate your estate papal
Dugdale-monasticonFor al the worschip/ worship of ȝowre astate your estate papal
Dugdale-1718For al the worschip/ worship of ȝowre astate your estate papal
Dugdale-1818For al the worschip/ worship of ȝowre astate your estate papal
 

And of lordschip / to god is the honowre.

SeldenAnd of lordschip/ lordship/ to god is the honowre. honour
VespasianAnd of lordschip/ all the Lordship to god is the honowre. honoure.
LansdowneAnd of lordschip/ all lordship/ to god is the honowre. honour.
TottelAnd of lordschip/ [al] lordship to god is the honowre. honour.
Dugdale-1658And of lordschip/ Lordship to god is the honowre. honour.
Dugdale-monasticonAnd of lordschip/ Lordship to god is the honowre. honour.
Dugdale-1718And of lordschip/ Lordship to god is the honowre. honour.
Dugdale-1818And of lordschip/ Lordship to god is the honowre. honour.

The pope

 

The Pope answereth

SeldenThe Pope answereth aunswerith
VespasianThe Pope answereth
LansdowneThe Pope answereth Responsum
TottelThe Pope answereth maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Pope answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Pope answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Pope answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Pope answereth maketh aunswer.
 

FIrst me be-houeth / this daunce for to lede

SeldenFIrst me be houeth/ bihoueth/ this daunce for to lede
VespasianFIrst yt behoveth me be houeth/ with death this daunce for to lede leade,
LansdowneFIrst me be houeth/ bi houyth/ this daunce for with deth to lede
TottelFIrst me be houeth/ behoueth this daunce for to lede
Dugdale-1658FIrst me be houeth/ behoveth this daunce for to lede
Dugdale-monasticonFIrst me be houeth/ behoveth this daunce for to lede
Dugdale-1718FIrst me be houeth/ behoveth this daunce for to lede
Dugdale-1818FIrst me be houeth/ behoveth this daunce for to lede
 

Whiche sate yn erthe / hyest yn my see

SeldenWhiche Wich sate yn erthe/ hyest yn my see
VespasianWhiche sate last yn erthe/ hyest yn my see sea;
LansdowneWhiche Wich sate yn erthe/ hyest hihest yn my see
TottelWhiche sate yn erthe/ hyest earth[e] highest yn my see
Dugdale-1658Whiche sate yn erthe/ hyest earth highest yn my see
Dugdale-monasticonWhiche sate yn erthe/ hyest earth highest yn my see
Dugdale-1718Whiche sate yn erthe/ hyest earth highest yn my see
Dugdale-1818Whiche sate yn erthe/ hyest earth highest yn my see
 

The state ful parilous / who so taketh hede

SeldenThe state ful parilous/ who perillous/ ho so taketh takith hede
VespasianThe state stait ful parilous/ perelus who so taketh hede not head
LansdowneThe state Thestat ful parilous/ per[il]ous/ who so taketh takith hede
TottelThe state ful parilous/ who so perilous, whoso taketh hede
Dugdale-1658The state ful parilous/ perillous who so taketh hede
Dugdale-monasticonThe state ful parilous/ perillous who so taketh hede
Dugdale-1718The state ful parilous/ perillous who so taketh hede
Dugdale-1818The state ful parilous/ perillous who so taketh hede
 

To occupie / Petirs dignitie

SeldenTo occupie/ Petirs dignitie Petris dignite
VespasianTo occupie/ Petirs be counted in St. peters dignitie
LansdowneTo occupie/ Petirs dignitie seynt Petris dignyte
TottelTo occupie/ Petirs dignitie Seynt Petris* dignitee;
Dugdale-1658To occupie/ Petirs Peters dignitie
Dugdale-monasticonTo occupie/ Petirs Peters dignitie
Dugdale-1718To occupie/ Petirs Peter's dignitie
Dugdale-1818To occupie/ Petirs Peters dignitie
 

But for al that / deth I mai not flee

SeldenBut al for al that/ deth I mai not flee
VespasianBut for al that/ deth from death I mai not flee flye,
LansdowneBut for al that/ fro deth I mai not nat flee
TottelBut for al that/ deth [fro] Death I mai not flee
Dugdale-1658But for al that/ deth death I mai not flee
Dugdale-monasticonBut for al that/ deth death I mai not flee
Dugdale-1718But for al that/ deth Death I mai not flee
Dugdale-1818But for al that/ deth death I mai not flee
 

On his daunce / with other for to trace

VespasianOn his But amongst others this daunce/ with other for to trace traisse,
LansdowneOn his Vpon this daunce/ with other othir for to trace
TottelOn his Vpon* this daunce/ with other for to trace
Dugdale-1658On his this daunce/ with other for to trace
Dugdale-monasticonOn his this daunce/ with other for to trace
Dugdale-1718On his this daunce/ with other for to trace
Dugdale-1818On his this daunce/ with other for to trace
 

For whiche al honoure / who prudentely can see

SeldenFor whiche wich/ al honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
VespasianFor the whiche al honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
LansdowneFor whiche al sich honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
TottelFor whiche al honoure/ honor, who prudentely prudently can see
Dugdale-1658For whiche al honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
Dugdale-monasticonFor whiche al honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
Dugdale-1718For whiche al honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
Dugdale-1818For whiche al honoure/ who prudentely prudently can see
 

Is litel worthe / that doth soo sone pace.

VespasianIs litel lytle worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. dothe passe.
LansdowneIs litel worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. passe.
TottelIs litel litle worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. passe.
Dugdale-1658Is litel little worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. passe.
Dugdale-monasticonIs litel little worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. passe.
Dugdale-1718Is litel little worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. pass.
Dugdale-1818Is litel little worthe/ that doth soo sone pace. passe.

Death to the emperor

 

Dethe to the Emperowre

SeldenDethe to the Emperowre Emperour
VespasianDethe Death speaketh to the Emperowre emperoure.
LansdowneDethe to the Emperowre Imperator.
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Emperowre Emperour.
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Emperowre Emperour.
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Emperowre Emperour.
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Emperowre Emperor.
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Emperowre Emperour.
 

SIr Emperowre / lorde of al the grounde

SeldenSIr Emperowre/ Emperour/ lorde of al the grounde
VespasianSIr Emperowre/ emperoure, lorde of al the grounde
LansdowneSIr Emperowre/ Emperour/ lorde of al the grounde
TottelSIr Emperowre/ Emperour, lorde of al the grounde
Dugdale-1658SIr Emperowre/ Emperour, lorde of al the grounde
Dugdale-monasticonSIr Emperowre/ Emperour, lorde of al the grounde
Dugdale-1718SIr Emperowre/ Emperour lorde of al the grounde
Dugdale-1818SIr Emperowre/ Emperour, lorde of al the grounde
 

Soueren Prince / ande hyest of noblesse

SeldenSoueren Souerein Prince/ ande hyest of noblesse
VespasianSoueren Most soveraigne Prince/ ande hyest of noblesse sermounting in noblenes,
LansdowneSoueren Most souereyn Prince/ ande hyest surmountyng of noblesse
TottelSoueren [Most] souereine Prince/ ande hyest surmountyng* of noblesse
Dugdale-1658Soueren Sovereine Prince/ ande hyest highest of noblesse
Dugdale-monasticonSoueren Sovereine Prince/ ande hyest highest of noblesse
Dugdale-1718Soueren Sovereigne Prince/ ande hyest highest of noblesse
Dugdale-1818Soueren Sovereine Prince/ ande hyest highest of noblesse
 

Ȝe most forsake / of golde ȝowre appil rounde

SeldenȜe most must forsake/ of golde ȝowre ȝour appil rounde
VespasianȜe most You must forsake/ of youre golde ȝowre appil & apperrell so rounde
LansdowneȜe most must forsake/ of golde ȝowre your appil rounde
TottelȜe most mot forsake/ of golde ȝowre appil your apple rounde
Dugdale-1658Ȝe most mot forsake/ of golde ȝowre appil your apple rounde
Dugdale-monasticonȜe most mot forsake/ of golde ȝowre appil your apple rounde
Dugdale-1718Ȝe most Yet mot forsake/ of golde ȝowre appil your apple rounde
Dugdale-1818Ȝe most mot forsake/ of golde ȝowre appil your apple rounde
 

Sceptre and swerde / & al ȝowre hie prouesse

SeldenSceptre Septre and swerde/ & al ȝowre ȝoure hie prouesse prowesse
VespasianSceptre Septure, and swerde/ sworde, & al ȝowre hie prouesse youre prownes;
LansdowneSceptre Septre and swerde/ & al ȝowre hie prouesse your hih prowesse.
TottelSceptre Scepter and swerde/ & al ȝowre hie prouesse your high prowesse;
Dugdale-1658Sceptre Scepter and swerde/ & al ȝowre hie prouesse your high prowesse,
Dugdale-monasticonSceptre Scepter and swerde/ & al ȝowre hie prouesse your high prowesse,
Dugdale-1718Sceptre Scepter and swerde/ & al ȝowre hie prouesse your high prowesse,
Dugdale-1818Sceptre Scepter and swerde/ & al ȝowre hie prouesse your high prowesse;
 

Be-hinde leue / ȝowre tresowre & richesse

SeldenBe hinde Behinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre ȝour tresour & richesse
VespasianBe hinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre Behynd you ye shall leave gold, treasure, & richesse
LansdowneBe hinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre Behynde yow/ lat tresour & richesse
TottelBe hinde Behind you leue/ ȝowre tresowre your treasour & richesse
Dugdale-1658Be hinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre Behind letten your treasour & your richesse
Dugdale-monasticonBe hinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre Behind letten your treasour & your richesse
Dugdale-1718Be hinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre Behind letten your treasour & your richesse
Dugdale-1818Be hinde leue/ ȝowre tresowre Behind letten your treasour & your richesse
 

And with other / to my daunce obeie

SeldenAnd with other/ othir/ to my daunce obeie
VespasianAnd with other/ more to my daunce obeie
LansdowneAnd with other/ othir/ to my daunce obeie
 

Aȝens my myght / is worth noon hardynesse

SeldenAȝens Aȝein my myght/ myȝt/ is worth noon hardynesse
VespasianAȝens Against my myght/ is worth noon avaleth no hardynesse
LansdowneAȝens Ageyn my myght/ is worth myth/ vaileth noon hardynesse
TottelAȝens Against my myght/ is worth noon hardynesse
Dugdale-1658Aȝens Against my myght/ is worth noon hardynesse
Dugdale-monasticonAȝens Against my myght/ is worth noon hardynesse
Dugdale-1718Aȝens Against my myght/ is worth noon hardynesse
Dugdale-1818Aȝens Against my myght/ is worth noon hardynesse
 

Adames children / alle thei mosten deie.

SeldenAdames Adamis children/ alle thei mosten moste deie.
VespasianAll Adames children/ alle thei mosten deie. therefor shall not say nay.
LansdowneAdames Adamis children/ alle thei mosten must deie.
TottelAdames children/ alle thei mosten must[e] deie.
Dugdale-1658Adames children/ alle thei mosten must deie.
Dugdale-monasticonAdames children/ alle thei mosten must deie.
Dugdale-1718Adames children/ alle thei mosten must deie.
Dugdale-1818Adames children/ alle thei mosten must deie.

The emperor

 

The Emperowre answereth

SeldenThe Emperowre answereth Emperour answerith
VespasianThe Emperowre answereth Emperour.
LansdowneThe Emperowre answereth Responsum
TottelThe Emperowre answereth Emperour maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1658The Emperowre answereth Emperour maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Emperowre answereth Emperour maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Emperowre answereth Emperor maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Emperowre answereth Emperour maketh aunswer.
 

I not to whom / that I mai appele

SeldenI not to whom/ that I mai (me) appele
VespasianI not to whom/ that I mai appele appeale,
LansdowneI not to whom/ that I mai appele
TottelI not to whom/ that I mai appele [me] appeale
Dugdale-1658I not to whom/ that I mai appele appeal
Dugdale-monasticonI not to whom/ that I mai appele appeal
Dugdale-1718I not to whom/ that I mai appele appeal
Dugdale-1818I not to whom/ that I mai appele appeal
 

Towchyng dethe / whiche dothe me so constreyne

SeldenTowchyng Touching dethe/ whiche wiche dothe me so constreyne
VespasianTowchyng When dethe/ whiche so sore dothe me so constreyne constrayne;
LansdowneTowchyng Whan dethe/ whiche me sailith/ that dothe me so constreyne
TottelTowchyng dethe/ Touching death, whiche dothe me so constreyne
Dugdale-1658Towchyng dethe/ Touching death whiche dothe me so constreyne
Dugdale-monasticonTowchyng dethe/ Touching death whiche dothe me so constreyne
Dugdale-1718Towchyng dethe/ Touching death whiche dothe me so constreyne
Dugdale-1818Towchyng dethe/ Touching death whiche dothe me so constreyne
 

Ther is no geyne / to helpe my quarele

SeldenTher is no geyne/ to helpe my quarele querele
VespasianTher is no geyne/ But spaide & pikaxe my corps to helpe my quarele assayle,
LansdowneTher is no geyne/ gynne/ to helpe socour my quarele
TottelTher is no geyne/ gin to helpe helpen my quarele querel,
Dugdale-1658Ther is no geyne/ gin to helpe helpen my quarele querell
Dugdale-monasticonTher is no geyne/ gin to helpe helyen my quarele querell
Dugdale-1718Ther is no geyne/ gin to helpe helyen my quarele querel
Dugdale-1818Ther is no geyne/ gin to helpe helpen my quarele querell
 

But spade & picoys / my graue to atteyne

SeldenBut spade & picoys/ pikois/ my graue to atteyne
VespasianBut spade & picoys/ symple shett for all my graue to atteyne mortall gayne.
TottelBut spade & picoys/ pickoys my graue to atteyne
Dugdale-1658But spade & picoys/ pickoys my graue to atteyne
Dugdale-monasticonBut spade & picoys/ pickoys my graue to atteyne
Dugdale-1718But spade & picoys/ pichoys my graue to atteyne
Dugdale-1818But spade & picoys/ pickoys my graue to atteyne
 

A simple shete / ther is no more to seyne

VespasianA simple shete/ ther is no more to seyne Wherefor full sore I may complayne,
TottelA simple shete/ ther is no more nomore to seyne
 

To wrappe yn / my bodi and visage

VespasianTo Sence erth must wrappe yn/ my bodi and visage
LansdowneTo wrappe wrappen yn/ my bodi and visage
TottelTo wrappe wrappen yn/ my bodi and visage
Dugdale-1658To wrappe wrappen yn/ my bodi and visage
Dugdale-monasticonTo wrappe wrappen yn/ my bodi and visage
Dugdale-1718To wrappe wrappen yn/ my bodi and visage
Dugdale-1818To wrappe wrappen yn/ my bodi and visage
 

Ther-vp-on sore / I may compleyne

SeldenTher vp on vpon sore/ I may compleyne
VespasianTher vp on sore/ I may compleyne ys no help deth to restrayne,
LansdowneTher vp on Wher vpon sore/ I may me compleyne
TottelTher vp on sore/ And therupon I may me sore* compleyne
Dugdale-1658Ther vp on Whereupon sore/ I may me compleyne
Dugdale-monasticonTher vp on Whereupon sore/ I may me compleyne
Dugdale-1718Ther vp on Whereupon sore/ I may me compleyne
Dugdale-1818Ther vp on Whereupon sore/ I may me compleyne
 

That lordes grete / have litle† a-vauntage.

SeldenThat lordes lordis grete/ have litle a vauntage. litel avauntage
VespasianThat For lordes grete/ greate have litle a vauntage. advantage.
LansdowneThat lordes lordis grete/ have litle a vauntage. litel avauntage.
TottelThat lordes grete/ great have litle a vauntage. auauntage.
Dugdale-1658That great lordes grete/ have litle a vauntage. auvantage.
Dugdale-monasticonThat great lordes grete/ have litle a vauntage. auvantage.
Dugdale-1718That great lordes grete/ have litle a vauntage. auvantage.
Dugdale-1818That great lordes grete/ have litle a vauntage. auvantage.

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