Carthusian and Sergeant

Carthusian & sergeant
Guy Marchant, Carthusian and sargent

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 Carthusian

Dethe to the Chartereux

Dethe to the Chartereux Mors ad Monachum Cartusie
Trinity

Dethe to the Chartereux
Vespasian

Dethe to the Chartereux Chartreux
Lansdowne

Dethe to the Chartereux Chartrux
Vossius

Dethe Death speaketh to the Chartereux Chartreux.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Gefe me ȝowre honde / with chekes dede & pale

Gefe Ȝeue me ȝowre ȝoure honde/ with chekes chekis dede & pale
Selden

Gefe Yeue me ȝowre honde/ your hande with chekes chekys dede & pale
Trinity, Vossius

Gefe Gyve me ȝowre honde/ your hand, with chekes dede cheke lean & pale paill,
Vespasian

Gefe Yeve me ȝowre honde/ your hand/ with chekes chekis dede & pale
Lansdowne

Gefe YEUE me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede dead & pale
Tottel

Gefe YEve me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede cheke dead & pale
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Caused of wacche / & longe abstinence

Caused Causid of wacche/ & longe abstinence
Selden, Trinity

Caused Ys causing of wacche/ much watching & longe abstinence
Vespasian

Caused Causid of wacche/ watche/ & longe abstinence
Lansdowne, Vossius

Caused of wacche/ watche & longe abstinence
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Sire Chartereux / & ȝowre selfe a-vale

Sire Chartereux/ & ȝowre selfe ȝoure silfe a vale
Selden

Sire Chartereux/ Charterer & ȝowre selfe a vale your sylf auale
Trinity

Have donne, Sire Chartereux/ charterhousse, & ȝowre selfe a vale do youre cowl avayl
Vespasian

Sire Chartereux/ Chartreux/ & ȝowre selfe a doth your chyne vale
Lansdowne

Sire Chartereux/ & ȝowre selfe a Chartreux/ doth your chyne vale
Vossius

Sire Chartereux/ & ȝowre your selfe a vale auale
Tottel

Sire Chartereux/ Chartreux & ȝowre your selfe a vale availe,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Vn-to this daunce / with humble pacience

Vn to this daunce/ with humble pacience paciens;
Vespasian

Vn to this the daunce/ with humble pacience paciens
Vossius

Vn to Unto this daunce/ with humble pacience patience.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

To stryue aȝen / mai be no resistence

To stryue aȝen/ stryve aȝein/ mai be no resistence
Selden

To stryue aȝen/ stryve against me mai be no resistence resystaunce,
Vespasian

To stryue aȝen/ stryve ageyn/ mai be no resistence
Lansdowne

To stryue aȝen/ stryve ageyn/ mai be no resistence resistens
Vossius

To stryue aȝen/ ayein mai be no resistence
Tottel

To stryue aȝen/ strive ayein mai be no resistence resistance,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Lenger to lyve / sette not ȝowre memorie

Lenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre ȝoure memorie
Selden

Lenger Lengor to lyve/ lyue sette not ȝowre nat your memorie
Trinity

Lenger Longer to lyve/ sette not ȝowre your memorie
Vespasian

Lenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nat your memorie
Lansdowne, Vossius

Lenger to lyve/ liue sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Tottel

Lenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

Lenger Longer to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Dugdale-1718

Thowgh I be lothsome / as yn apparence

Thowgh Thouȝ I be lothsome/ as yn apparence
Selden

Thowgh Though I be lothsome/ as yn apparence
Trinity

Thowgh For yf I be lothsome/ as fowle outward yn apparence apperance,
Vespasian

Thowgh Thouh I be lothsome/ as outward yn apparence
Lansdowne

Thowgh Thouh I be lothsome/ as outward yn apparence apperance
Vossius

Thowgh Thogh* I be lothsome/ as yn apparence
Tottel

Thowgh If I be lothsome/ as yn apparence appearance,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

Thowgh If I be lothsome/ loathfome as yn apparence appearance,
Dugdale-1718

Above al men / deth hath the victorie.

Above Aboue al men/ deth hath the victorie.
Selden

Above Ayenst al men/ deth hath the victorie.
Trinity

Above al men/ deth hath haith the victorie.
Vespasian

Above al men/ deth hath hat the victorie.
Vossius

Above Aboue[n] al men/ deth Death hath the victorie.
Tottel

Above al men/ deth death hath the victorie.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

The Carthusian monk

The Chartereux answereth

The Chartereux answereth aunswerith
Selden

The Chartereux answereth Responsio Monachi Cartusie
Trinity

The Chartereux answereth Sir charterhousse.
Vespasian

The Chartereux answereth Responsum
Lansdowne, Vossius

The Chartereux answereth Chartreux maketh aunswere.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Vn to the worlde / I was dede longe a-gon

Vn to Unto the worlde/ I was dede longe a gon
Selden

Vn Ever to the worlde/ I was dede dead ago full longe a gon
Vespasian

Vn to the this worlde/ I was dede ago ful longe a gon
Lansdowne, Vossius

Vn to the this* worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon
Tottel

Vn to UNto the worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Be my ordre / and my professioun

Be By my ordre/ and my professioun
Selden

Be By my ordre/ and my professioun profession
Trinity, Vossius

Be my ordre/ By natur, order, and my professioun processione,
Vespasian

Be my Bi myn ordre/ and my professioun
Lansdowne

Be my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun profession;
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

Be my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun mine profession,
Dugdale-1718

Thowgh eueri man / be he neuer so stronge

Thowgh Thouȝ eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Selden

Thowgh Though eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Trinity

Thowgh eueri man/ To every men, be he neuer never so stronge
Vespasian

Thowgh eueri man/ be he neuer neuyr so stronge
Lansdowne

Thowgh eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Vossius

Thowgh And eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Tottel

Thowgh eueri And every man/ be he neuer never so stronge
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Dredeth to dye / be kyndeli mocioun

Dredeth Dredith to dye/ be kyndeli by kindly mocioun
Selden

Dredeth to dye/ be by kyndeli mocioun mocion
Trinity

Dredeth Dredes to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by naturall mocyone,
Vespasian

Dredeth Dredith to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun deye/ bi naturall mocion
Lansdowne

Dredeth Dredit hym to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun bi natural mocion
Vossius

Dredeth Dreadeth to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by kindly mocion
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

After his flessheli / Inclynacioun

After Aftir his flessheli/ flesshly Inclynacioun
Selden

After Aftyr his flessheli/ Inclynacioun flesshly inclinacion
Trinity, Lansdowne

After his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly enclynacyone;
Vespasian

After his flessheli/ Inclynacioun flesshly/ inclynacion
Vossius, Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

But plese hit to god / my sowle for to borowe

But plese hit it to god/ my sowle soule for to borowe
Selden

But plese hit to god/ my sowle soule for to borowe
Trinity

But plese hit to god/ Pleasse yt the lord my sowle for soule to borowe
Vespasian

But plese hit to god/ it [the] lorde/ my sowle for to borowe borwe
Lansdowne

But plese hit to god/ it my lorde/ my sowle for to borowe borwe
Vossius

But plese hit please to god/ my sowle soule for to borowe
Tottel

But plese hit please to god/ my sowle for soul to borowe
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

From fendes myȝt / & fro dampnacioun

From fendes fendis myȝt/ & fro from dampnacioun
Selden

From fendes myȝt/ fendys myght & fro dampnacioun from dampnacion
Trinity

From fendes myȝt/ frendes might & fro dampnacioun from damnacyon.
Vespasian

From fendes myȝt/ Fro feendis myht/ & fro dampnacioun dampnacion
Lansdowne, Vossius

From fendes myȝt/ Fro Fiendes myght & fro dampnacioun damnacion:
Tottel

From fendes myȝt/ Fro friends might & fro dampnacioun damnation,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Somme ben to dai / that shul not be to morowe.

Somme ben to dai/ that shul not be to morowe. morwe
Selden

Somme ben to arne þys dai/ that shul not shall nat be to morowe.
Trinity

Somme ben Borne are to dai/ that shul shall not be die to morowe.
Vespasian

Somme ben Sam arn to dai/ that shul not shal nat be to morowe. morwe.
Lansdowne

Somme ben arn to dai/ that shul shal not be to morowe. tomorwe.
Vossius

Somme ben arne to dai/ that shul not shal nought be to morowe.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Death to the sergeant

Dethe to the Sergeaunt

Dethe to the Sergeaunt Seriaunt
Selden

Dethe to the Mors ad Sergeaunt
Trinity

Dethe to the Sergeaunt Sergant
Lansdowne, Vossius

Dethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt Sargeaunte.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658

Dethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt / with ȝowr stateli mace

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ Sergant/ with ȝowr stateli ȝoure statly mace
Selden

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr your stateli mace
Trinity

Come forthe Sire [thou] Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr thi stateli mace maas
Lansdowne

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ sergant/ with ȝowr stateli mace thi statly maas
Vossius

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ Sargeaunt, with ȝowr your stateli mace mase.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr your stateli mace mase,
Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Make no defence / ne no rebellioun

Make no defence/ ne no rebellioun rebellion
Trinity

Make no defence/ ne nor no rebellioun rebellion
Lansdowne, Vossius

Make no defence/ ne no rebellioun nor rebellion.
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Not may availe / to grucche in this cace

Not Hit may availe/ nat auayle to grucche groge in this cace case
Trinity

Not Nouht may availe/ to grucche grotchen in this cace caas
Lansdowne

It may Not may availe/ to grucche gruchchen in this cace caas
Vossius

Not Nought may availe/ auaile to grucche grutchen in this cace case,
Tottel

Not It may nought availe/ to grucche grutchen in this cace case
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Thowgh ȝe be deynous / of condicioun

Thowgh Thouȝ ȝe be deynous/ of condicioun
Selden

Thowgh Though ȝe be deynous/ deynows of condicioun condicion
Trinity

Thowgh ȝe Thouh thou be deynous/ of condicioun condicion
Lansdowne, Vossius

Thowgh Thogh* ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condicion:
Tottel

Thowgh If ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condition,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For nowther peele / ne proteccioun

For nowther nouther peele/ ne proteccioun
Selden

For nowther nouþer peele/ ne proteccioun yet peticion
Trinity

For nowther peele/ ne proteccioun nouthir appele/ nor protection
Lansdowne

For nowther peele/ ne proteccioun nouthir appil/ nor protection
Vossius

For nowther peele/ ne proteccioun neyther [ap]pele nor proteccion
Tottel

For nowther neither peele/ ne proteccioun nor protection,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Mai ȝow fraunchise / to do nature wronge

Mai ȝow fraunchise/ fraunchese to do nature wronge
Trinity

Mai ȝow the fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
Lansdowne

Mai ȝow fraunchise/ the franches/ to do nature no man wronge
Vossius

Mai ȝow you fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For ther is noon / so sturdi Champioun

For ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun champion
Trinity, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For ther thar is noon/ so sturdi Champioun a champion
Lansdowne

For ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun a champion
Vossius

For ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun chaumpion,
Tottel

Thowgh he be myȝti / a-nother is as stronge.

Thowgh Thouȝ he be myȝti/ a nother is as stronge.
Selden

Thowgh Though he be myȝti/ myghty a nother is as stronge.
Trinity

Thowgh Thouh he be myȝti/ a nother myhty/ deth is as yit mor stronge.
Lansdowne

Thowgh Thouh he be myȝti/ a nother is as mythy/ I am more stronge.
Vossius

Thowgh Thogh* he be myȝti/ mightie, a nother is as also stronge.
Tottel

Thowgh If he be myȝti/ mighty, a nother is as also stronge.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

The sergeant

The Sergeant answereth

The Sergeant answereth Sergant answerith
Selden

The Responsio Sergeant answereth
Trinity

The Sergeant answereth Responsum
Lansdowne, Vossius

The Sergeant answereth Sargeaunt maketh aunswere.
Tottel

The Sergeant answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

How dar this dethe / sette on me a-reste

How dar this darst thou dethe/ sette on me a reste
Lansdowne

How dar this darst thou dethe/ sette on me set a reste
Vossius

How dar this dethe/ durste thou* Death sette on me a reste
Tottel

How dar this dethe/ death sette on me a reste
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

That am the kynges / chosen officere

That Which am the kynges/ kyngis/ chosen officere
Lansdowne

That Which am the kynges/ chosen kyngis officere
Vossius

Whiche ȝesterdai / bothe este & weste

Whiche ȝesterdai/ Wiche ȝisterday/ bothe west and este & weste
Selden

Whiche ȝesterdai/ yestyrday bothe este & weste
Trinity

Whiche ȝesterdai/ bothe And yistirday/ waIkyng este & weste
Lansdowne

Whiche And ȝesterdai/ bothe waIkyng este & weste
Vossius

Whiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este both[en] east & weste
Tottel

Whiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este East & weste
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Myn office dede / ful surquedous of chere

Myn office dede/ dide/ ful surquedous surquidous of chere
Selden

Myn My office dede/ dyd ful surquedous surquydouse of chere
Trinity

Myn office dede/ did/ with ful surquedous of dispitous chere
Lansdowne

Myn My office dede/ with ful surquedous of spitous chere
Vossius

Myn office dede/ dyd, ful surquedous of chere
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

But now this dai / I am a-rested here

But now this dai/ I am a rested arestid here
Selden, Trinity, Vossius

And mai not fle / thowgh I had hit sworne

And mai not fle/ thowgh þouȝ I had hit it sworne
Selden

And mai not can nat fle/ thowgh þough I had hit sworne
Trinity

And mai not nat fle/ thowgh thouh I had hit it sworne
Lansdowne

And mai not fle/ thowgh thouh I had hit it sworne
Vossius

And mai not can nought fle/ thowgh thoh* I had hit it sworne
Tottel

And mai not can nought fle/ thowgh if I had hit it sworne
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Eche man is lothe / to dye ferre and nere

Eche man is lothe/ to dye both ferre and nere
Trinity

Eche man is lothe/ to dye deie ferre and or nere
Lansdowne, Vossius

Eche man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
Tottel

Eche Every man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

That hath not lerned / for to dye a-forne.

That hath not lerned/ lernyd for to dye a forne.
Trinity

That hath not lerned/ nat lernyd/ for to dye deie a forne.
Lansdowne

That hath not lerned/ for to dye dey a forne.
Vossius

That hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye a forne.
Tottel

That hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye be ded a forne.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

That hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye be dead a forne.
Dugdale-1718


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