Patriark and Constable

Patriark & constable
Guy Marchant, Patriarch and constable

Here is a comparison line by line of the Ellesmere manuscript against all other available sources.

In this comparison we ignore punctuation, accents, capitalization, double letters, final e's (and e before final s) and differences caused by interchange of aun/an and cion/cyon/tion.

Deletions are marked in red and insertions in green: In other words, the red words are from the Ellesmere-manuscript.

Death to the patriarch

 

Dethe to the Patriarke.

VespasianDethe speketh to the Patriarke. patrake
LansdowneDethe to the Patriarke. Patriarcha
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Patriarke. Patriarche.
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Patriarke. Patriarche.
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Patriarke. Patriarche.
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Patriarke. Patriarch.
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Patriarke. Patriarche.
 

Sire Patriark / al ȝowre humble chere

SeldenSire Patriark/ al ȝowre ȝoure humble chere
VespasianSire Patriark/ al ȝowre patrake, full sad & humble of chere
LansdowneSire Patriark/ al ȝowre Patriarch/ ful sad & humble of chere
TottelSire Patriark/ Patriarche, al ȝowre your humble chere
Dugdale-1658Sire Patriark/ Patriarche al ȝowre your humble chere
Dugdale-monasticonSire Patriark/ Patriarche al ȝowre your humble chere
Dugdale-1718Sire Patriark/ Patriarche al ȝowre your humble chere
Dugdale-1818Sire Patriark/ Patriarche al ȝowre your humble chere
 

Ne quyte ȝow not / ne ȝowre humylite

SeldenNe quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre ȝoure humylite
VespasianNe quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite You must go on this daunce with me;
LansdowneNe quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite Ye mote with othir/ gon on this daunce with [me]
TottelNe quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite quiteth you nought nor your humilitie;
Dugdale-1658Ne quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite quiteth you nought nor your humility,
Dugdale-monasticonNe quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite quiteth you nought nor your humility,
Dugdale-1718Ne quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite quiteth you nought nor your humility,
Dugdale-1818Ne quyte ȝow not/ ne ȝowre humylite quiteth you nought nor your humility,
 

Ȝowre dowble cros / of golde & stones clere

SeldenȜowre dowble Ȝoure double cros/ of golde & stones clere
VespasianȜowre dowble Youre cros/ of golde & with stones set so clere
LansdowneȜowre Your dowble cros/ of golde & stones stonys clere
TottelȜowre dowble Your double cros/ of golde & stones clere
Dugdale-1658Ȝowre dowble Your double cros/ of golde & stones clere
Dugdale-monasticonȜowre dowble Your double cros/ of golde & stones clere
Dugdale-1718Ȝowre dowble Your double cros/ of golde & stones clere
Dugdale-1818Ȝowre dowble Your double cros/ of golde & stones clere
 

Ȝowre power hole / and al ȝowre dignyte

SeldenȜowre Ȝoure power hole/ and al ȝowre ȝoure dignyte
VespasianȜowre Youre power hole/ and al ȝowre dignyte youre dignitie,
LansdowneȜowre Your power hole/ and al ȝowre your dignyte
TottelȜowre Your power hole/ whole and al ȝowre dignyte your dignitie
Dugdale-1658Ȝowre Your power hole/ whole and al ȝowre dignyte your dignity,
Dugdale-monasticonȜowre Your power hole/ whole, and al ȝowre dignyte your dignity,
Dugdale-1718Ȝowre Your power hole/ whole, and al ȝowre dignyte your dignity,
Dugdale-1818Ȝowre Your power hole/ whole, and al ȝowre dignyte your dignity,
 

Somme other shal / of verrei equyte

SeldenSomme other othir shal/ of verrei equyte
VespasianSomme other shal/ of verrei equyte optaine quicklye,
LansdowneSomme other othir shal/ of verrei trouth & equyte
TottelSomme other shal/ of verrei equyte very equitie
Dugdale-1658Somme other shal/ of verrei equyte very equity
Dugdale-monasticonSomme other shal/ of verrei equyte very equity
Dugdale-1718Somme other shal/ of verrei equyte very equity
Dugdale-1818Somme other shal/ of verrei equyte very equity
 

Possede a-noon / as I reherce can

SeldenPossede a noon/ anoone/ as I reherce can
VespasianPossede a noon/ Possessed in haist as I reherce rehearsse can
LansdownePossede a noon/ Be poss[ess]id/ in hast as I reherce rehers can
TottelPossede a noon/ anon, as I reherce rehearse can
Dugdale-1658Possede a noon/ anon as I reherce rehearse can
Dugdale-monasticonPossede a noon/ anon as I reherce rehearse can
Dugdale-1718Possede a noon/ anon as I reherce rehearse can
Dugdale-1818Possede a noon/ anon as I reherce rehearse can
 

Trusteth neuere / that ȝe shul pope be

SeldenTrusteth Trustiþ neuere/ that ȝe shul pope be
VespasianTrusteth Trust neuere/ that ȝe shul you shall pope be
LansdowneTrusteth neuere/ Trust neuyr that ȝe shul shal pope be
TottelTrusteth neuere/ that ȝe shul shall pope be
Dugdale-1658Trusteth neuere/ that ȝe shul shall pope be
Dugdale-monasticonTrusteth neuere/ that ȝe shul shall pope be
Dugdale-1718Trusteth neuere/ that ȝe shul shall pope be
Dugdale-1818Trusteth neuere/ that ȝe shul shall pope be
 

For foli hope / deceyueth many a man.

VespasianFor foli folishe hope/ deceyueth many a man.
LansdowneFor foli hope/ deceyueth disseiveth many a man.
Dugdale-1658For foli holy hope/ deceyueth many a man.
Dugdale-monasticonFor foli holy hope/ deceyueth many a man.
Dugdale-1718For foli holy hope/ deceyueth many a man.
Dugdale-1818For foli holy hope/ deceyueth many a man.

The patriarch

 

The Patriark answereth

SeldenThe Patriark answereth aunsweriþ
VespasianThe Patriark answereth Patrake.
LansdowneThe Patriark answereth Responsum
TottelThe Patriark answereth Patriarche maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Patriark answereth Patriarch maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Patriark answereth Patriarch maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Patriark answereth Patriarch maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Patriark answereth Patriarch maketh aunswer.
 

Worldli honowre / grete tresowre and richesse

SeldenWorldli honowre/ honour/ grete tresowre tresour and richesse
VespasianWorldli honowre/ grete tresowre honoure, great treasure, and richesse
LansdowneWorldli honowre/ Wordly honour/ grete tresowre tresour and richesse
TottelWorldli honowre/ honour, grete tresowre treasour and richesse
Dugdale-1658Worldli honowre/ honour, grete tresowre tresour and richesse
Dugdale-monasticonWorldli honowre/ honour, grete tresowre tresour and richesse
Dugdale-1718Worldli honowre/ grete tresowre honour, great tresour and richesse
Dugdale-1818Worldli honowre/ honour, grete tresowre tresour and richesse
 

Haue me deceyued / sothfastli in dede

SeldenHaue Han me deceyued/ deceivid/ sothfastli in dede
VespasianHaue Haith me deceyued/ sothfastli sothly in dede
LansdowneHaue me deceyued/ disseyved/ sothfastli in dede
Dugdale-1658Haue me deceyued/ sothfastli in dede indeed,
Dugdale-monasticonHaue me deceyued/ sothfastli in dede indeed,
Dugdale-1718Haue me deceyued/ sothfastli in dede sooth fastly indeed,
Dugdale-1818Haue me deceyued/ sothfastli in dede indeed,
 

Myne olde Joies / ben turned to tristesse

SeldenMyne olde Joies/ ben be turned to tristesse
VespasianMyne olde My Joies/ ben turned to tristesse passed be all counted as trushes,
LansdowneMyne My ioies olde Joies/ ben be turned to tristesse distresse
Dugdale-1658Myne olde Joies/ ben turned to into tristesse
Dugdale-monasticonMyne olde Joies/ ben turned to into tristesse
Dugdale-1718Myne olde Joies/ ben be turned to into tristesse
Dugdale-1818Myne olde Joies/ ben turned to into tristesse
 

What vaileth hit / suche tresowr to possede

SeldenWhat vaileth hit/ vailith it/ suche tresowr tresour to possede
VespasianWhat vaileth hit/ suche tresowr availeth in muche honoure to possede be possessed?
LansdowneWhat vaileth hit/ suche tresowr availeth [it]/ sich honour to possede
TottelWhat vaileth hit/ auayleth suche tresowr treasours to possede
Dugdale-1658What vaileth hit/ availeth suche tresowr treasures to possede
Dugdale-monasticonWhat vaileth hit/ availeth suche tresowr treasures to possede
Dugdale-1718What vaileth hit/ availeth suche tresowr treasures to possede
Dugdale-1818What vaileth hit/ availeth suche tresowr treasures to possede
 

Hi[e] clymbyng vp / [a f]alle hathe for his mede

VespasianHi[e] clymbyng Highe clyming vp/ [a f]alle fayll hathe for his mede
LansdowneHi[e] Hih clymbyng vp/ [a f]alle hathe for to his mede
Dugdale-1658Hi[e] clymbyng It climbeth vp/ [a f]alle hathe for his its mede
Dugdale-monasticonHi[e] clymbyng It climbeth vp/ [a f]alle hathe for his its mede
Dugdale-1718Hi[e] clymbyng It climbeth vp/ [a f]alle hathe for his its mede
Dugdale-1818Hi[e] clymbyng It climbeth vp/ [a f]alle hathe for his its mede
 

Grete estates folke / wasten owte of nombre

SeldenGrete estates folke/ wasten owte oute of nombre noumbre
VespasianGrete Great estates folke/ wasten owte sone waistes out of nombre number.
LansdowneGrete estates estat/ folke/ wasten owte waste out of nombre noumbre
TottelGrete Great estates folke/ wasten owte out of nombre number;
Dugdale-1658Grete Great estates folke/ wasten owte out of nombre number,
Dugdale-monasticonGrete Great estates folke/ wasten owte out of nombre number,
Dugdale-1718Grete Great estates folke/ wasten owte out of nombre number,
Dugdale-1818Grete Great estates folke/ wasten owte out of nombre number,
 

Who mounteth hye / hit is sure & no drede

SeldenWho mounteth mountith hye/ hit it is sure & no drede
VespasianWho mounteth hye/ hit is sure & no hiest, dicendeth most in drede
LansdowneWho mounteth hye/ hit is sure & no so montith hihest/ stondith most in drede
TottelWho mounteth hye/ hit high, it is sure & no drede
Dugdale-1658Who mounteth hye/ hit high it is sure & no drede
Dugdale-monasticonWho mounteth hye/ hit high it is sure & no drede
Dugdale-1718Who mounteth hye/ hit mounted high it is sure & no drede
Dugdale-1818Who mounteth hye/ hit high it is sure & no drede
 

Grete burdoun / dothe hym ofte encombre.

SeldenGrete burdoun/ berthen/ dothe hym ofte encombre.
VespasianGrete burdoun/ Such burdens dothe hym ofte encombre. the man naturally comber.
LansdowneGrete burdoun/ dothe hym Such heuy berden/ cloth hem ofte encombre. encoumbre.
TottelGrete burdoun/ Great[e] burden dothe hym ofte encombre. encomber.
Dugdale-1658Grete burdoun/ Great burthen dothe hym ofte encombre. encumber.
Dugdale-monasticonGrete burdoun/ Great burthen dothe hym ofte encombre. encumber.
Dugdale-1718Grete burdoun/ Great burthen dothe hym ofte encombre. encumber.
Dugdale-1818Grete burdoun/ Great burthen dothe hym ofte encombre. encumber.

Death to the constable

 

Dethe to the Constable

VespasianDethe speketh to the Constable prince.
LansdowneDethe to the Constable Princeps
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Constable Cunstable.
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Constable
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Constable
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Constable
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Constable
 

Hit is my right / to reste & yow constrayn

SeldenHit It is my right/ riȝt/ to reste & yow constrayn constreine
VespasianHit is my right/ to reste & yow constrayn mighti prence, be ye right well sertaine,
LansdowneHit is my right/ to reste & yow constrayn Riht myhty prynce/ be rith weell certeyn
TottelHit IT is my right/ to reste arest you & yow constrayn constreyne
Dugdale-1658Hit IT is my right/ to reste arest you & yow constrayn constreyne,
Dugdale-monasticonHit IT is my right/ to reste arest you & yow constrayn constreyne,
Dugdale-1718Hit It is my right/ to reste arrest you & yow constrayn constreyne
Dugdale-1818Hit It is my right/ to reste arest you & yow constrayn constreyne
 

With vs to daunce / my maiester sire Conestable

SeldenWith vs to daunce/ my maiester maister sire Conestable Constable
VespasianWith vs This daunce ys to daunce/ my maiester sire Conestable you not eschewable;
LansdowneWith vs This daunce to daunce/ my maiester sire Conestable yow/ is [not eschewable]
TottelWith vs to daunce/ my maiester mayster sire Conestable Cunstable!
Dugdale-1658With vs to daunce/ my maiester master sire Conestable Constable,
Dugdale-monasticonWith vs to daunce/ my maiester master sire Conestable Constable,
Dugdale-1718With vs to daunce/ my maiester Master sire Conestable Constable,
Dugdale-1818With vs to daunce/ my maiester master sire Conestable Constable,
 

For more stronge / than euer was Charlemayn

VespasianFor more stronge/ than mightie then euer was Charlemayn charlesmaine,
LansdowneFor more stronge/ myhty/ than euer was Charlemayn Carlemayn
TottelFor more stronge/ stronger than euer was Charlemayn
Dugdale-1658For more stronge/ stronger than euer was Charlemayn
Dugdale-monasticonFor more stronge/ stronger than euer was Charlemayn
Dugdale-1718For more stronge/ stronger than euer was Charlemayn
Dugdale-1818For more stronge/ stronger than euer was Charlemayn
 

Dethe hathe a-forced / & more worshipable

SeldenDethe hathe a forced/ aforced/ & more worshipable
VespasianDethe hathe a forced/ & more worshipable Or worthy arthure, in prowes full notable,
LansdowneDethe hathe a forced/ & more worshipable Or worthy Arthour/ of prowes ful notable
TottelDethe Death hathe a forced/ afforced, & more worshipable
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death hathe a forced/ afforced & more worshipable
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death hathe a forced/ afforced & more worshipable
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death hathe a forced/ afforced & more none worshipable
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death hathe a forced/ afforced & more worshipable
 

For hardynesse [n]e knyȝthode / this is no fable

VespasianFor hardynesse [n]e knyȝthode/ this is no fable With all the knightes of the rounde table —
LansdowneFor hardynesse [n]e knyȝthode/ this is no fable With al his knyhtes/ [of] the rounde table
TottelFor hardynesse [n]e knyȝthode/ knighthode, this is no fable
Dugdale-1658For hardynesse hadines [n]e knyȝthode/ knighthood this is no fable
Dugdale-monasticonFor hardynesse hadines [n]e knyȝthode/ knighthood this is no fable
Dugdale-1718For hardynesse [n]e knyȝthode/ knighthood, this is no fable
Dugdale-1818For hardynesse hadines [n]e knyȝthode/ knighthood this is no fable
 

Ne stronge armoure / of plates ne of maile

SeldenNe stronge armoure/ armvre/ of plates ne of maile
VespasianNe stronge armoure/ of plates ne of What might there plate, þer armor, or ther maile
LansdowneNe stronge What did ther platis/ ther armoure/ of plates ne of or ther maile
TottelNe Nor stronge armoure/ armure of plates ne of maile
Dugdale-1658Ne Nor stronge armoure/ armure of plates ne nother of maile
Dugdale-monasticonNe Nor stronge armoure/ armure of plates ne nother of maile
Dugdale-1718Ne Nor stronge armoure/ Armure of plates ne nother of maile
Dugdale-1818Ne Nor stronge armoure/ armure of plates ne nother of maile
 

What geyneth armes / of folkes most notable

VespasianWhat geyneth armes/ of folkes most notable There strong corage, there sheld defensable,
LansdowneWhat geyneth armes/ of folkes most notable Ther strong corage/ ther sheeldes defensable
TottelWhat geyneth gayneth armes/ of folkes most notable
Dugdale-1658What geyneth gayneth armes/ of folkes folke most notable
Dugdale-monasticonWhat geyneth gayneth armes/ of folkes folke most notable
Dugdale-1718What geyneth gayteth armes/ of folkes most notable
Dugdale-1818What geyneth gayneth armes/ of folkes folke most notable
 

Whan cruel deth / luste hem to assaile.

SeldenWhan cruel deth/ luste lest hem to assaile.
VespasianWhan cruel When deth/ luste hem ys comed his corpes to assaile.
LansdowneA geyns deth [availe]/ Whan cruel deth/ luste he hem to dide assaile.
TottelWhan cruel deth/ luste death list hem to assaile.
Dugdale-1658Whan When cruel deth/ luste hem death list him to assaile.
Dugdale-monasticonWhan When cruel deth/ luste hem death list him to assaile.
Dugdale-1718Whan When cruel deth/ luste hem Death list him to assaile.
Dugdale-1818Whan When cruel deth/ luste hem death list him to assaile.

The constable

 

The Constable answereth

SeldenThe Constable answereth answeriþ
VespasianThe Constable answereth Prince.
LansdowneThe Constable answereth Responsum
TottelThe Constable answereth Cunstable maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Constable answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Constable answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Constable answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Constable answereth maketh aunswer.
 

Mi purpose was / & hole entencioun

VespasianMi purpose was/ & hole entencioun myn intencyon
LansdowneMi purpose was/ & hole entencioun myn entencion
TottelMi purpose was/ & hole entencioun whole entencion
Dugdale-1658Mi purpose was/ & hole entencioun whole intencion
Dugdale-monasticonMi purpose was/ & hole entencioun whole intention
Dugdale-1718Mi purpose was/ & hole entencioun whole Intention
Dugdale-1818Mi purpose was/ & hole entencioun whole intention
 

To assaille † castelles / and myȝty [forteresses]

VespasianYs To assaille gydd castelles/ and myȝty [forteresses] mightie forstes,
LansdowneTo assaille castelles/ assege castellis/ and myȝty myhti [forteresses]
TottelTo assaille castelles/ and myȝty [forteresses] mighty fortresses.
Dugdale-1658To assaille castelles/ Castles and myȝty [forteresses] mighty Fortresses,
Dugdale-monasticonTo assaille castelles/ Castles and myȝty [forteresses] mighty Fortresses,
Dugdale-1718To assaille castelles/ castles and myȝty [forteresses] mighty fortresses,
Dugdale-1818To assaille castelles/ Castles and myȝty [forteresses] mighty Fortresses,
 

And brynge folke / vn-to subieccioun

VespasianAnd Rebellours to brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun into subiection,
LansdowneAnd Rebellis to brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun subieccion
TottelAnd brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun vnto subieccion.
Dugdale-1658And brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun unto subjection;
Dugdale-monasticonAnd brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun unto subjection;
Dugdale-1718And brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun into subjection,
Dugdale-1818And brynge folke/ vn to subieccioun unto subjection;
 

To seke honowre / fame & grete richesses

SeldenTo seke honowre/ honour & fame & grete richesses
VespasianTo seke honowre/ worship, fame & grete richesses great riches.
LansdowneTo seke honowre/ worship fame & grete richesses
TottelTo seke honowre/ honour, fame & grete great richesses
Dugdale-1658To seke honowre/ honour, fame & grete great richesses
Dugdale-monasticonTo seke honowre/ honour, fame & grete great richesses
Dugdale-1718To seke honowre/ honour, fame & grete great richesses
Dugdale-1818To seke honowre/ honour, fame & grete richesses great richesse,
 

But I se welle / that alle wordli prowesses

SeldenBut I se welle/ that alle wordli worldly prowesses
VespasianBut Yet I se welle/ that alle wordli prowesses worldly prowis
TottelBut I se welle/ that alle wordli prowesses worldly prowesse
Dugdale-1658But I se welle/ that alle wordli prowesses worldly prowesse
Dugdale-monasticonBut I se welle/ that alle wordli prowesses worldly prowesse
Dugdale-1718But I se welle/ that alle wordli prowesses worldly prowesse
Dugdale-1818But I se welle/ that alle wordli prowesses worldly prowesse
 

Deth can a-bate / whiche is a grete despite

SeldenDeth can a bate/ whiche abate/ wich is a grete despite dispite
VespasianDeth Death can a bate/ whiche is a grete despite abaite where of I can make preve
LansdowneDeth can a bate/ whiche is a grete abate/ wher of I have despite
TottelDeth Death can a bate/ abate, whiche is a grete great despite
Dugdale-1658Deth Death can a bate/ abate, whiche is a grete great despite
Dugdale-monasticonDeth Death can a bate/ abate, whiche is a grete great despite
Dugdale-1718Deth Death can a bate/ abate, whiche is a grete great despite
Dugdale-1818Deth Death can a bate/ abate, whiche is a grete great despite
 

To hym al-on sorowe / & eke swetenesse[s]

SeldenTo hym al on sorowe/ sorwe & eke swetenesse[s] swetnesses
VespasianTo hym al on our sorowe/ & eke swetenesse[s] swetnes,
LansdowneTo hym al on sorowe/ allon sorwe/ & eke swetenesse[s] swetnesses
TottelTo hym al on alone, sorowe/ & eke swetenesse[s] swetenes:
Dugdale-1658To hym al on alone sorowe/ & eke swetenesse[s] sweetnesse,
Dugdale-monasticonTo hym al on alone sorowe/ & eke swetenesse[s] sweetnesse,
Dugdale-1718To hym al on alone sorowe/ & eke swetenesse[s] sweetnesse,
Dugdale-1818To hym al on alone sorowe/ & eke swetenesse[s] sweetnesse,
 

For aȝeyne deth / is founden no respite.

VespasianFor aȝeyne against deth/ is founden found no respite. preservatyve.
LansdowneFor aȝeyne ageyns deth/ is founden founde no respite.
TottelFor aȝeyne deth/ agaynst death is founden found[e] no respite.
Dugdale-1658For aȝeyne deth/ against death is founden found no respite.
Dugdale-monasticonFor aȝeyne deth/ against death is founden found no respite.
Dugdale-1718For aȝeyne deth/ against death is founden found no respite.
Dugdale-1818For aȝeyne deth/ against death is founden found no respite.

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