Archbishop and baron

Archbishop and baron
Guy Marchant, Archbishop and knight

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), differences caused by split words (e.g. "toforne" and "to forne"), 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 archbishop

Dethe to the Archebisshop

Dethe to the Archebisshop Mors ad Archiepiscopum.
Trinity

Dethe Death speaketh to the Archebisshop Arshbishopp
Vespasian

Dethe to the Archebisshop Archiepiscopus
Lansdowne, Vossius

Dethe Death speaketh to the Archebisshop
Tottel, Dugdale-1658

Dethe Death speaketh to the Archebisshop Archbishop.
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Sire archebisshop / whi do ȝe ȝow with-drawe

Sire archebisshop/ whi do ȝe ȝow with drawe
Trinity

Sire archebisshop/ arshbishop, whi do ȝe ȝow you youre self with drawe
Vespasian

Sire archebisshop/ whi do ȝe ȝow so with drawe
Lansdowne, Vossius

Sire archebisshop/ whi do ȝe ȝow you with drawe
Tottel

Sire archebisshop/ whi do ȝe ȝow you with drawe
Dugdale-1658

Sire archebisshop/ Archbishop, whi do ȝe ȝow you with drawe
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

So frowardli / as hit were bi disdeyne

So frowardli/ as hit it were bi disdeyne
Selden

So frowardli/ as hit were bi disdeyne Youre countenaunce sheweth, on me you have disdaine!
Vespasian

So frowardli/ Your look your face/ as hit it were bi disdeyne
Lansdowne, Vossius

So frowardli/ as hit it were bi disdeyne disdayne?
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Ȝe moste a-proche / to my mortal lawe

Ȝe moste muste a proche/ to my mortal mortel lawe
Selden

Ȝe moste must a proche/ to my mortal lawe
Trinity

Ȝe moste a proche/ You must nedes obey to my mortal lawe
Vespasian

Ȝe moste a proche/ must obey/ to my mortal lawe
Lansdowne

Ȝe moste a proche/ obeye/ to my your mortal lawe
Vossius

Ȝe moste must a proche/ [vn] to my mortal lawe
Tottel

Ȝe moste a proche/ must approach to my mortal lawe
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Hit to contrarie / hit were not but yn veyne

Hit It to contrarie/ hit were it nere not but yn veyne
Selden

Hit to contrarie/ hit were not but yn veyne
Trinity

Hit to The contrarie/ hit yt were not but yn very veyne
Vespasian

Hit It to contrarie/ hit constreyne/ it were not but yn veyne
Lansdowne

Hit It to contrarie/ hit constreyn/ it were not but yn a veyne
Vossius

Hit It to contrarie/ hit it were not but yn veyne vayne:
Tottel

Hit It to contrarie/ hit contrare it were not nought but yn veyne vayne,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For dai be dai / ther is none other geyne

For dai be by dai/ ther is none other othir geyne
Selden

For dai be by dai/ ther is none other geyne gayne
Trinity, Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For dai by daye we be dai/ ther is none other geyne incertaine,
Vespasian

For dai bi day/ be dai/ ther is none other geyne right wele certeyn
Lansdowne

For dai be dai/ ther is none other geyne be rith wyll certyn
Vossius

Deth at honde / pursueth eueri coost

Deth at honde/ þe hande/ pursueth eueri coost
Selden

Deth at honde/ pursueth hande purseweth eueri coost
Trinity

Deth Death ys approching at honde/ pursueth eueri coost every season,
Vespasian

Deth at honde/ pursueth pursewith/ eueri coost
Lansdowne

Deth Death at honde/ the hand pursueth eueri coost coast;
Tottel

Deth Death at honde/ the hand pursueth eueri coost every coast,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Preste & dette / mote be ȝolde a-ȝeyne

Preste & dette/ mote must be ȝolde a ȝeyne yoldyn yow agayne
Trinity

Preste & dette/ mote be ȝolde a ȝeyne As well to bishops, as to other lay men,
Vespasian

Preste Preestes & dette/ mote deth may nat be ȝolde holden a ȝeyne geyn
Lansdowne

Preste Prestis & dette/ mote deth may not be ȝolde a ȝeyne holdyn ageyn
Vossius

Preste & dette/ debte mote be ȝolde a ȝeyne yelde againe,
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

And atte oo day / men counten with her hooste.

And atte oo day/ men counten with her hooste. oost
Selden

And atte oo on day/ men counten countyn with her hooste.
Trinity

And atte oo day/ men counten with her hooste. To earth must they returne for all þat reason.
Vespasian

And For atte oo day/ oon our/ men counten with her hooste. contith wit ther oste.
Lansdowne

And For atte oo day/ oon hour/ men counten countyn with her ther hooste.
Vossius

And atte oo a day/ men counten with her hooste.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

And atte oo a day/ men counten with her their hooste.
Dugdale-1718

The archbishop

The Archebisshop answereth

The Archebisshop answereth answerith
Selden

The Archebisshop answereth Responsio Archiepiscopi.
Trinity

The Archebisshop answereth Arshbishopp.
Vespasian

The Archebisshop answereth Responsum
Lansdowne, Vossius

The Archebisshop answereth maketh aunswere.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658

The Archebisshop answereth Archbishop maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Alas I wote not / what partie for to fle

Alas I wote not/ nat to what partie for to fle
Trinity

Alas I wote not/ in what partie parte for to fle flye,
Vespasian

Alas I wote not/ nat/ what partie for to fle
Lansdowne, Vossius

Alas I wote not/ to what partie for to fle
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-1718

Alas I wote not/ to what partie for to fle
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

For drede of dethe / I haue so grete distresse

For drede of dethe/ I haue so grete stand in great distresse
Vespasian

For drede of dethe/ I haue so grete stonde in sich distresse
Lansdowne

For drede of dethe/ I haue so grete stand in such distresse
Vossius

For drede of dethe/ death I haue so grete distresse
Tottel

For drede dread of dethe/ death I haue have so grete distresse
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

For drede dread of dethe/ death I haue have so grete great distresse
Dugdale-1718

To a-scape his myght / I can no refute se

To a scape his myght/ myȝt/ I can no refute se
Selden

To a scape Against his myght/ power no restitucion I can no refute se
Vespasian

To a scape Tescape his myght/ power/ I can no refute se
Lansdowne, Vossius

To a scape Tescape* his myght/ I can no refute se
Tottel

To a scape escape his myght/ I can no refute se
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

To a scape escape his myght/ I can no refute to refuse se
Dugdale-1718

That who so knewe / his constreynt & duresse

That who so knewe/ know his constreynt & duresse
Trinity

That But who so knewe/ might knowe his constreynt constraynt & duresse
Vespasian

But who That who so knewe/ his constreynt & duresse
Lansdowne

But who That who so knewe/ kneuh/ his constreynt & duresse
Vossius

That who so knewe/ his constreynt constraint & duresse
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

He wolde take reasoun / to maistresse

He wolde take reasoun/ resoun to maistresse
Selden

He wolde take reasoun/ reson to maistresse
Trinity, Lansdowne

He wolde would take reasoun/ to maistresse hede of other maysteres,
Vespasian

He wolde take reasoun/ reson to maistresse maistrasse
Vossius

He wolde would[e] take reasoun/ reason to maistresse
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

A-dewe my tresowr / my pompe & pride al-so

A dewe my tresowr/ tresour/ my pompe & pride al so
Selden

A dewe my tresowr/ tresor my pompe & pride al so
Trinity

A dewe my tresowr/ my pompe Aud say against pride & pride promp al so
Vespasian

And seyn A dewe my tresowr/ my dieu/ pompe & pride al so
Lansdowne

A dewe my tresowr/ my And seyn ad[i]eu/ pompe & pride al so
Vossius

A dewe Adue my tresowr/ treasour, my pompe & pride al so
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Mi peynted chambres / my porte & my fresshnesse

Mi peynted chambres/ peintid chaumbres/ my porte & my fresshnesse
Selden

Mi peynted peyntyd chambres/ my porte & my fresshnesse freshenes
Trinity

Mi peynted chambres/ my porte parke, & my fresshnesse palaice, & also riches,
Vespasian

Mi peynted chambres/ paleys/ my porte tresour & my fresshnesse richesse
Lansdowne

Mi peynted chambres/ paynted pales/ my porte tresour & my fresshnesse richesse
Vossius

Mi peynted chambres/ painted chambers, my porte & my fresshnesse
Tottel, Dugdale-1658

Mi peynted chambres/ painted chembers my porte & my fresshnesse
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For thynge that behoueth / nedes mote be do.

For thynge that behoueth/ bihoveth/ nedes mote must be do.
Selden

For thynge that behoueth/ nedes mote nedys must be do.
Trinity

For thynge that behoueth/ nedes mote Sence yt behoveth, yt must be do.
Vespasian

For thynge that behoueth/ nedes mote be houyth/ nedis must be do.
Lansdowne

For thynge that behoueth/ nedes mote behouyth/ nedys must be do.
Vossius

For thynge that behoueth/ nedes mote be do.
Tottel

For thynge that behoueth/ behoveth nedes mote be do.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Death to the baron/knight

Dethe to the Baroun

Dethe to the Baroun Mors ad Baronem.
Trinity

Dethe speaketh to the Baroun erl or baron
Vespasian

Dethe to the Baroun Comes & Baro
Lansdowne, Vossius

Dethe Death speaketh to the Baroun Barone.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Ȝe that amonge / lordes and barouns

Ȝe that amonge/ lordes lordis/ and barouns
Selden

Ȝe that amonge/ lordes lordys and barouns barones
Trinity

Ȝe Erle or barron, which that amonge/ lordes and barouns without regions
Vespasian

Ȝe Erl or Baron/ which that amonge/ lordes and barouns thourh regiouns
Lansdowne

Ȝe Erle & baron/ which that amonge/ lordes and barouns thoruh regiouns
Vossius

Ȝe that amonge/ among[es] lordes and barouns Barons
Tottel

Ȝe that amonge/ lordes and barouns Barons,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Hau had so longe / worship & renoun

Hau Han had so longe/ worship & renoun
Selden

Hau had so longe/ worship & renoun renowne
Trinity

Hau had so longe/ Have farre labored for worship & renoun renowne,
Vespasian

Hau had so longe/ Have sore laboured/ for worship & renoun renon
Lansdowne

Hau had so longe/ worship sore labourid/ for w[o]rshep & renoun renon
Vossius

Hau Have had so longe/ worship & renoun renowne,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Forȝete ȝowre trumpettes / & yowre clariowns

Forȝete ȝowre trumpettes/ ȝoure trumpetis/ & yowre clariowns ȝoure clariouns
Selden

Forȝete ȝowre trumpettes/ your trumpes & yowre your clariowns
Trinity

Forȝete ȝowre trumpettes/ youre trompettes, & yowre clariowns youre soundes melodie,
Vespasian

Forȝete ȝowre trumpettes/ Forget your trompetis/ & yowre clariowns your clariouns
Lansdowne, Vossius

Forȝete ȝowre your trumpettes/ & yowre clariowns your clarions;
Tottel

Forȝete ȝowre your trumpettes/ & yowre clariowns your clarions,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

This is no dreme / ne symulacioun

This is no dreme/ ne symulacioun nor simylacione
Trinity

This is no dreme/ ne symulacioun nor yet dissimulacione.
Vespasian

This is no dreme/ ne symulacioun nor symulacion
Lansdowne, Vossius

This is no dreme/ ne symulacioun dreame nor simulacion.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Somme-tyme ȝowre custome / & entencioun

Somme tyme ȝowre ȝoure custome/ & entencioun
Selden

Somme tyme ȝowre your custome/ & entencioun intencion
Trinity

Somme tyme ȝowre Whilon your custome/ & entencioun intencyone
Vespasian

Somme tyme ȝowre your custome/ & entencioun your entencon
Lansdowne

Somme tyme ȝowre your custome/ & entencioun your entencion
Vossius

Somme tyme ȝowre Whylom your custome/ & entencioun entencion
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Was with ladies / to daunce yn the shade

Was with ladies/ to daunce daunse yn the shade
Trinity

Was with ladies/ in state worship to daunce yn the shade glade,
Vespasian

Was with ladies/ in estat/ & wordly wurship to daunce yn the shade glade
Lansdowne

Was with ladies/ in estat/ & wordly worship to daunce yn the shade glade
Vossius

Was with ladies/ to daunce daunsen yn the shade
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

But ofte hit happeth / In conclusioun

But ofte hit happeth/ it happith/ In conclusioun
Selden

But ofte hit happeth/ In conclusioun conclusion
Trinity

But ofte hit happeth/ yt hapneth In conclusioun conclucion
Vespasian

But ofte hit happeth/ often tyme/ it happith In conclusioun conclusion
Lansdowne

But ofte hit happeth/ tymes it happith In conclusioun conclusion
Vossius

But ofte hit it happeth/ In conclusioun conclusion,
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

That oo man breketh / that another made.

That oo man breketh/ brekith/ that another a noþir made.
Selden

That oo One man breketh/ that another made.
Trinity

That oo one man breketh/ that break, another made. man maide.
Vespasian

That oo man breketh/ brekyth/ that another a nothir made.
Lansdowne

That oo man breketh/ brekyt that another a othir made.
Vossius

That oo One man breketh/ breaketh that another made.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

The baron/knight

The Baroun or the knyȝt answereth

The Baroun or the knyȝt answereth answerith
Selden

The Baroun or the knyȝt answereth Responsio Baronis
Trinity

The Baroun Erle or the knyȝt answereth baron.
Vespasian

The Baroun or the knyȝt answereth Responsum
Lansdowne, Vossius

The Baroun or the knyȝt answereth Baron maketh aunswere.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Ful ofte sithe / I haue ben auctorised

Ful ofte sithe/ I haue ben auctorised be auctorysyd
Trinity

Ful ofte sithe/ I haue have ben auctorised
Vespasian

Ful ofte sithe/ often tyme/ I haue have ben auctorised auttorised
Lansdowne

Ful ofte sithe/ often tymes/ I haue ben auctorised autorised
Vossius

Ful ofte sithe/ I haue have ben auctorised
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

To hye Emprises / & thynges of grete fame

To hye hygh Emprises/ & thynges of grete fame
Trinity, Tottel

To hye Emprises/ highe empreses & thynges of grete great fame
Vespasian

To hye Emprises/ hih empryse/ & thynges thyng of grete fame
Lansdowne, Vossius

To hye Emprises/ high enprises & thynges of grete fame
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

To hye Emprises/ high enprises & thynges of grete great fame
Dugdale-1718

Of hie and lowe / my thanke also deuysed

Of hie hygh and lowe/ my thanke also deuysed deuysyd
Trinity

Of hie and lowe/ great estattes my thanke also deuysed thankes ys ey devised,
Vespasian

Of hie and lowe/ gret estates/ my thanke also deuysed devised
Lansdowne

Of hie and lowe/ my gret estatys/ me thanke also deuysed devisid
Vossius

Of hie high and lowe/ my thanke also deuysed
Tottel

Of hie high and lowe/ my thanke also deuysed devised,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Cherisshed with ladies / and wymmen hye of [n]ame

Cherisshed with ladies/ and wymmen wymwen hye of [n]ame
Selden

Cherisshed Cherysshyd with ladies/ and wymmen hye wemen hygh of [n]ame fame
Trinity

Cherisshed with ladies/ princes and wymmen hye lordes high of [n]ame
Vespasian

Cherisshed Cher[i]shid with ladies/ princes/ and wymmen hye lordis hih of [n]ame
Lansdowne

Cherisshed Chersshid with ladies/ princes/ and wymmen hye lordis gret of [n]ame
Vossius

Cherisshed with ladies/ and wymmen hye women high of [n]ame
Tottel

Cherisshed Cherishd with ladies/ and wymmen hye women high of [n]ame
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Ne neuer on me / was putte no defame

Ne Nor neuer on me/ was putte no defame
Trinity, Vossius

Ne neuer Never on me/ was putte no defame disdayne
Vespasian

Ne neuer Nor neuyr on me/ was putte no defame diffame
Lansdowne

Ne neuer never on me/ was putte no defame
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718

Ne neuer He never on me/ was putte no defame
Dugdale-1818

In lordes courte / whiche that was notable

In lordes lordis courte/ whiche wiche that was notable
Selden

In lordes courte/ ryall courtes, whiche that was were notable
Vespasian

In lordes courte/ roial courtes/ whiche that was weer notable
Lansdowne

In lordes courte/ roiall courtis/ whiche that was were notable
Vossius

In lordes of courte/ whiche that was notable
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

But dethes stroke / hath made me so lame

But dethes deeþis stroke/ hath made me so lame
Selden

But dethes stroke/ hath made me so lame
Trinity

But dethes stroke/ hath made me so lame deth all power maketh leayn;
Vespasian

But dethes stroke/ hath made me so deth vnwarly/ al power makith lame
Lansdowne

But dethes stroke/ hath made me so deth on warly/ al power makit lame
Vossius

But dethes deathes stroke/ hath made me so lame
Tottel

But dethes deaths stroke/ hath made me so lame
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Under heuene in erthe / is no thynge stable.

Under Vndre heuene in erthe/ is no thynge stable.
Selden

Under heuene Undyr heuyn in erthe/ is no thynge stable.
Trinity

Under heuene in erthe/ is For vnder heaven no thynge stable. ys abydable.
Vespasian

Under And vndir heuene in erthe/ is no thynge stable.
Lansdowne

Under heuene And vndir heuyn/ in erthe/ is no thynge stable.
Vossius

Under heuene heauen in erthe/ earth is no thynge stable.
Tottel

Under heuene heaven in erthe/ earth is no thynge stable.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818


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