Carthusian and Sergeant

Carthusian & sergeant
Guy Marchant, Carthusian and sargent

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Death to the Carthusian

 

Dethe to the Chartereux

VespasianDethe to the Chartereux
LansdowneDethe to the Chartereux Chartreux
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Chartereux Chartreux.
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Chartereux Chartreux.
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Chartereux Chartreux.
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Chartereux Chartreux.
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Chartereux Chartreux.
 

Gefe me ȝowre honde / with chekes dede & pale

SeldenGefe Ȝeue me ȝowre ȝoure honde/ with chekes chekis dede & pale
VespasianGefe Gyve me ȝowre honde/ your hand, with chekes dede cheke lean & pale paill,
LansdowneGefe Yeve me ȝowre honde/ your hand/ with chekes chekis dede & pale
TottelGefe YEUE me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede dead & pale
Dugdale-1658Gefe YEve me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede cheke dead & pale
Dugdale-monasticonGefe YEve me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede cheke dead & pale
Dugdale-1718Gefe Yeve me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede cheke dead & pale
Dugdale-1818Gefe Yeve me ȝowre your honde/ with chekes dede cheke dead & pale
 

Caused of wacche / & longe abstinence

SeldenCaused Causid of wacche/ & longe abstinence
VespasianCaused Ys causing of wacche/ much watching & longe abstinence
LansdowneCaused Causid of wacche/ watche/ & longe abstinence
TottelCaused of wacche/ watche & longe abstinence
Dugdale-1658Caused of wacche/ watch & longe abstinence
Dugdale-monasticonCaused of wacche/ watch & longe abstinence
Dugdale-1718Caused of wacche/ watch & longe abstinence
Dugdale-1818Caused of wacche/ watch & longe abstinence
 

Sire Chartereux / & ȝowre selfe a-vale

SeldenSire Chartereux/ & ȝowre selfe a vale ȝoure silfe avale
VespasianHave donne, Sire Chartereux/ charterhousse, & ȝowre selfe a vale do youre cowl avayl
LansdowneSire Chartereux/ Chartreux/ & ȝowre selfe a doth your chyne vale
TottelSire Chartereux/ & ȝowre your selfe a vale auale
Dugdale-1658Sire Chartereux/ Chartreux & ȝowre your selfe a vale availe,
Dugdale-monasticonSire Chartereux/ Chartreux & ȝowre your selfe a vale availe,
Dugdale-1718Sire Chartereux/ Chartreux & ȝowre your selfe a vale availe,
Dugdale-1818Sire Chartereux/ Chartreux & ȝowre your selfe a vale availe,
 

Vn-to this daunce / with humble pacience

VespasianVn to Vnto this daunce/ with humble pacience paciens;
TottelVn to Vnto this daunce/ with humble pacience
Dugdale-1658Vn to Unto this daunce/ with humble pacience patience.
Dugdale-monasticonVn to Unto this daunce/ with humble pacience patience.
Dugdale-1718Vn to Unto this daunce/ with humble pacience patience.
Dugdale-1818Vn to Unto this daunce/ with humble pacience patience.
 

To stryue aȝen / mai be no resistence

SeldenTo stryue aȝen/ aȝein/ mai be no resistence
VespasianTo stryue aȝen/ against me mai be no resistence resystaunce,
LansdowneTo stryue aȝen/ ageyn/ mai be no resistence
TottelTo stryue aȝen/ ayein mai be no resistence
Dugdale-1658To stryue aȝen/ ayein mai be no resistence resistance,
Dugdale-monasticonTo stryue aȝen/ ayein mai be no resistence resistance,
Dugdale-1718To stryue aȝen/ ayein mai be no resistence resistance
Dugdale-1818To stryue aȝen/ ayein mai be no resistence resistance,
 

Lenger to lyve / sette not ȝowre memorie

SeldenLenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre ȝoure memorie
VespasianLenger Longer to lyve/ sette not ȝowre your memorie
LansdowneLenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nat your memorie
TottelLenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Dugdale-1658Lenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Dugdale-monasticonLenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Dugdale-1718Lenger Longer to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
Dugdale-1818Lenger to lyve/ sette not ȝowre nought your memorie
 

Thowgh I be lothsome / as yn apparence

SeldenThowgh Thouȝ I be lothsome/ as yn apparence
VespasianThowgh For yf I be lothsome/ as fowle outward yn apparence apperance,
LansdowneThowgh Thouh I be lothsome/ as outward yn apparence
TottelThowgh Thogh* I be lothsome/ as yn apparence
Dugdale-1658Thowgh If I be lothsome/ as yn apparence appearance,
Dugdale-monasticonThowgh If I be lothsome/ as yn apparence appearance,
Dugdale-1718Thowgh If I be lothsome/ loathfome as yn apparence appearance,
Dugdale-1818Thowgh If I be lothsome/ as yn apparence appearance,
 

Above al men / deth hath the victorie.

VespasianAbove al men/ deth hath haith the victorie.
TottelAbove Aboue[n] al men/ deth Death hath the victorie.
Dugdale-1658Above al men/ deth death hath the victorie.
Dugdale-monasticonAbove al men/ deth death hath the victorie.
Dugdale-1718Above al men/ deth death hath the victorie.
Dugdale-1818Above al men/ deth death hath the victorie.

The Carthusian monk

 

The Chartereux answereth

SeldenThe Chartereux answereth aunswerith
VespasianThe Chartereux answereth Sir charterhousse.
LansdowneThe Chartereux answereth Responsum
TottelThe Chartereux answereth Chartreux maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Chartereux answereth Chartreux maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Chartereux answereth Chartreux maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Chartereux answereth Chartreux maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Chartereux answereth Chartreux maketh aunswer.
 

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

SeldenVn to Unto the worlde/ I was dede longe a gon agone
VespasianVn Ever to the worlde/ I was dede dead ago full longe a gon
LansdowneVn to the this worlde/ I was dede ago ful longe a gon
TottelVn to the VNTO this* worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon agon
Dugdale-1658Vn to UNto the worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon agon,
Dugdale-monasticonVn to UNto the worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon agon,
Dugdale-1718Vn to Unto the worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon agon,
Dugdale-1818Vn to Unto the worlde/ I was dede dead longe a gon agon,
 

Be my ordre / and my professioun

SeldenBe By my ordre/ and my professioun
VespasianBe my ordre/ By natur, order, and my professioun processione,
LansdowneBe my Bi myn ordre/ and my professioun
TottelBe my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun profession;
Dugdale-1658Be my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun profession,
Dugdale-monasticonBe my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun profession,
Dugdale-1718Be my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun mine profession,
Dugdale-1818Be my ordre/ By mine order and my professioun profession,
 

Thowgh eueri man / be he neuer so stronge

SeldenThowgh Thouȝ eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
VespasianThowgh To eueri man/ men, be he neuer so stronge
LansdowneThowgh eueri man/ be he neuer neuyr so stronge
TottelThowgh eueri man/ And eueryman, be he neuer so stronge
Dugdale-1658Thowgh And eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Dugdale-monasticonThowgh And eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Dugdale-1718Thowgh And eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
Dugdale-1818Thowgh And eueri man/ be he neuer so stronge
 

Dredeth to dye / be kyndeli mocioun

SeldenDredeth Dredith to dye/ be kyndeli by kindly mocioun
VespasianDredeth Dredes to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by naturall mocyone,
LansdowneDredeth Dredith to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun deye/ bi naturall mocion
TottelDredeth Dreadeth to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by kindly mocion
Dugdale-1658Dredeth Dreadeth to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by kindly motion,
Dugdale-monasticonDredeth Dreadeth to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by kindly motion,
Dugdale-1718Dredeth Dreadeth to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by kindly motion,
Dugdale-1818Dredeth Dreadeth to dye/ be kyndeli mocioun by kindly motion,
 

After his flessheli / Inclynacioun

SeldenAfter Aftir his flessheli/ flesshly Inclynacioun
VespasianAfter his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly enclynacyone;
LansdowneAfter Afftyr his flessheli/ Inclynacioun Flesshly/ inclynacion
TottelAfter his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly inclinacion.
Dugdale-1658After his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly inclination,
Dugdale-monasticonAfter his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly inclination,
Dugdale-1718After his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly inclination;
Dugdale-1818After his flessheli/ Inclynacioun fleshly inclination;
 

But plese hit to god / my sowle for to borowe

SeldenBut plese hit it to god/ my sowle soule for to borowe
VespasianBut plese hit to god/ Pleasse yt the lord my sowle for soule to borowe
LansdowneBut plese hit to god/ it [the] lorde/ my sowle for to borowe borwe
TottelBut plese hit please to god/ my sowle soule for to borowe
Dugdale-1658But plese hit please to god/ my sowle for soul to borowe
Dugdale-monasticonBut plese hit please to god/ my sowle for soul to borowe
Dugdale-1718But plese hit please to god/ my sowle for soul to borowe
Dugdale-1818But plese hit please to god/ my sowle for soul to borowe
 

From fendes myȝt / & fro dampnacioun

SeldenFrom fendes fendis myȝt/ & fro from dampnacioun
VespasianFrom fendes myȝt/ frendes might & fro dampnacioun from damnacyon.
LansdowneFrom fendes myȝt/ Fro feendis myht/ & fro dampnacioun dampnacion
TottelFrom fendes myȝt/ Fro Fiendes myght & fro dampnacioun damnacion:
Dugdale-1658From fendes myȝt/ Fro friends might & fro dampnacioun damnation,
Dugdale-monasticonFrom fendes myȝt/ Fro friends might & fro dampnacioun damnation,
Dugdale-1718From fendes myȝt/ Fro friends might & fro dampnacioun damnation,
Dugdale-1818From fendes myȝt/ Fro friends might & fro dampnacioun damnation,
 

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

SeldenSomme ben to dai/ that shul not be to morowe. morwe
VespasianSomme ben Borne are to dai/ that shul shall not be die to morowe.
LansdowneSomme ben Sam arn to dai/ that shul not shal nat be to morowe. morwe.
TottelSomme ben arne to dai/ that shul not shal nought be to morowe.
Dugdale-1658Somme ben arne to dai/ that shul not shall nought be to morowe.
Dugdale-monasticonSomme ben arne to dai/ that shul not shall nought be to morowe.
Dugdale-1718Somme ben arne to dai/ that shul not shall nought be to morowe.
Dugdale-1818Somme ben arne to dai/ that shul not shall nought be to morowe.

Death to the sergeant

 

Dethe to the Sergeaunt

SeldenDethe to the Sergeaunt Seriaunt
LansdowneDethe to the Sergeaunt Sergant
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt Sargeaunte.
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt Sargeant.
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Sergeaunt
 

Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt / with ȝowr stateli mace

SeldenCome forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ Sergant/ with ȝowr stateli ȝoure statly mace
LansdowneCome forthe Sire [thou] Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr thi stateli mace maas
TottelCome forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ Sargeaunt, with ȝowr your stateli mace mase.
Dugdale-1658Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ sargeant with ȝowr your stateli mace mase,
Dugdale-monasticonCome forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr your stateli mace mase,
Dugdale-1718Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr your stateli mace mase,
Dugdale-1818Come forthe Sire Sergeaunt/ with ȝowr your stateli mace mase,
 

Make no defence / ne no rebellioun

LansdowneMake no defence/ ne nor no rebellioun rebellion
TottelMake no defence/ ne no rebellioun nor rebellion.
Dugdale-1658Make no defence/ ne no rebellioun nor rebellion
Dugdale-monasticonMake no defence/ ne no rebellioun nor rebellion
Dugdale-1718Make no defence/ ne no rebellioun nor rebellion,
Dugdale-1818Make no defence/ ne no rebellioun nor rebellion,
 

Not may availe / to grucche in this cace

LansdowneNot Nouht may availe/ to grucche grotchen in this cace caas
TottelNot Nought may availe/ to grucche grutchen in this cace case,
Dugdale-1658Not It may nought availe/ to grucche grutchen in this cace case
Dugdale-monasticonNot It may nought availe/ to grucche grutchen in this cace case,
Dugdale-1718Not It may nought availe/ to grucche grutchen in this cace case,
Dugdale-1818Not It may nought availe/ to grucche grutchen in this cace case,
 

Thowgh ȝe be deynous / of condicioun

SeldenThowgh Thouȝ ȝe be deynous/ of condicioun
LansdowneThowgh ȝe Thouh thou be deynous/ of condicioun condicion
TottelThowgh Thogh* ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condicion:
Dugdale-1658Thowgh If ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condition,
Dugdale-monasticonThowgh If ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condition,
Dugdale-1718Thowgh If ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condition.
Dugdale-1818Thowgh If ȝe be deynous/ deyners of condicioun condition;
 

For nowther peele / ne proteccioun

SeldenFor nowther nouther peele/ ne proteccioun
LansdowneFor nowther peele/ ne proteccioun nouthir appele/ nor protection
TottelFor nowther peele/ ne proteccioun neyther [ap]pele nor proteccion
Dugdale-1658For nowther neither peele/ ne proteccioun nor protection,
Dugdale-monasticonFor nowther neither peele/ ne proteccioun nor protection,
Dugdale-1718For nowther neither peele/ ne proteccioun nor protection,
Dugdale-1818For nowther neither peele/ ne proteccioun nor protection
 

Mai ȝow fraunchise / to do nature wronge

LansdowneMai ȝow the fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
TottelMai ȝow you fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
Dugdale-1658Mai ȝow you fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
Dugdale-monasticonMai ȝow you fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
Dugdale-1718Mai ȝow you fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
Dugdale-1818Mai ȝow you fraunchise/ to do nature wronge
 

For ther is noon / so sturdi Champioun

LansdowneFor ther thar is noon/ so sturdi Champioun a champion
TottelFor ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun chaumpion,
Dugdale-1658For ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun champion,
Dugdale-monasticonFor ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun champion,
Dugdale-1718For ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun champion
Dugdale-1818For ther is noon/ so sturdi Champioun champion,
 

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

SeldenThowgh Thouȝ he be myȝti/ a nother anoþer is as stronge.
LansdowneThowgh Thouh he be myȝti/ a nother myhty/ deth is as yit mor stronge.
TottelThowgh Thogh* he be myȝti/ a nother mightie, another is as also stronge.
Dugdale-1658Thowgh If he be myȝti/ a nother mighty, another is as also stronge.
Dugdale-monasticonThowgh If he be myȝti/ a nother mighty, another is as also stronge.
Dugdale-1718Thowgh If he be myȝti/ a nother mighty, another is as also stronge.
Dugdale-1818Thowgh If he be myȝti/ a nother mighty, another is as also stronge.

The sergeant

 

The Sergeant answereth

SeldenThe Sergeant answereth Sergant answerith
LansdowneThe Sergeant answereth Responsum
TottelThe Sergeant answereth Sargeaunt maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Sergeant answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Sergeant answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Sergeant answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Sergeant answereth maketh aunswer.
 

How dar this dethe / sette on me a-reste

SeldenHow dar this dethe/ sette on me a reste areste
LansdowneHow dar this darst thou dethe/ sette on me a reste arrest
TottelHow dar this dethe/ durste thou* Death sette on me a reste arest,
Dugdale-1658How dar this dethe/ death sette on me a reste arest,
Dugdale-monasticonHow dar this dethe/ death sette on me a reste arest,
Dugdale-1718How dar this dethe/ Death sette on me a reste arest,
Dugdale-1818How dar this dethe/ death sette on me a reste arest,
 

That am the kynges / chosen officere

LansdowneThat Which am the kynges/ kyngis/ chosen officere
 

Whiche ȝesterdai / bothe este & weste

SeldenWhiche ȝesterdai/ Wiche ȝisterday/ bothe west and este & weste
LansdowneWhiche ȝesterdai/ bothe And yistirday/ waIkyng este & weste
TottelWhiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este both[en] east & weste
Dugdale-1658Whiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este East & weste
Dugdale-monasticonWhiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este East & weste
Dugdale-1718Whiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este East & weste
Dugdale-1818Whiche ȝesterdai/ bothe este East & weste
 

Myn office dede / ful surquedous of chere

SeldenMyn office dede/ dide/ ful surquedous surquidous of chere
LansdowneMyn office dede/ did/ with ful surquedous of dispitous chere
TottelMyn office dede/ dyd, ful surquedous of chere
Dugdale-1658Myn office dede/ did ful surquedous of chere
Dugdale-monasticonMyn office dede/ did ful surquedous of chere
Dugdale-1718Myn office dede/ did ful surquedous of chere
Dugdale-1818Myn office dede/ did ful surquedous of chere
 

But now this dai / I am a-rested here

SeldenBut now this dai/ I am a rested arestid here
LansdowneBut now this dai/ I am a rested arrest[ed] here
TottelBut now this dai/ I am a rested arested here
Dugdale-1658But now this dai/ I am a rested arested here
Dugdale-monasticonBut now this dai/ I am a rested arested here
Dugdale-1718But now this dai/ I am a rested arrested here
Dugdale-1818But now this dai/ I am a rested arested here
 

And mai not fle / thowgh I had hit sworne

SeldenAnd mai not fle/ thowgh þouȝ I had hit it sworne
LansdowneAnd mai not nat fle/ thowgh thouh I had hit it sworne
TottelAnd mai not can nought fle/ thowgh thoh* I had hit it sworne
Dugdale-1658And mai not can nought fle/ thowgh if I had hit it sworne
Dugdale-monasticonAnd mai not can nought fle/ thowgh if I had hit it sworne
Dugdale-1718And mai not can nought fle/ thowgh if I had hit it sworne
Dugdale-1818And mai not can nought fle/ thowgh if I had hit it sworne
 

Eche man is lothe / to dye ferre and nere

LansdowneEche man is lothe/ to dye deie ferre and or nere
TottelEche man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
Dugdale-1658Eche Every man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
Dugdale-monasticonEche Every man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
Dugdale-1718Eche Every man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
Dugdale-1818Eche Every man is lothe/ to dye ferre both farre and nere
 

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

SeldenThat hath not lerned/ for to dye a forne. aforn
LansdowneThat hath not lerned/ nat lernyd/ for to dye a forne. deie afforn
TottelThat hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye a forne. aforne.
Dugdale-1658That hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye a forne. be ded aforn.
Dugdale-monasticonThat hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye a forne. be ded aforn.
Dugdale-1718That hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye a forne. be dead aforn.
Dugdale-1818That hath not lerned/ nought learned for to dye a forne. be ded aforn.

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