Man of law, juror & minstrel

Lawyer & minstrel
Guy Marchant, Lawyer and minstrel

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Death to the lawyer

 

Dethe to the man of lawe

VespasianDethe to the man of lawe
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the man of lawe
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the man of lawe
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the man of lawe
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the man of lawe
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the man of lawe
 

Sire aduocate / shorte processe for to make

VespasianSire aduocate/ Come nere, sergaunt, shorte processe for to make
 

Ȝe mote come plete / a-fore the hye Juge

SeldenȜe mote come plete/ a fore afore the hye Juge luge
VespasianȜe mote You must come plete/ a fore plott afore the matron hye Juge
TottelȜe mote come plete/ a fore afore the hye Juge high[e] iudge.
Dugdale-1658Ȝe mote come plete/ a fore afore the hye Juge high judge,
Dugdale-monasticonȜe mote come plete/ a fore afore the hye Juge high Judge,
Dugdale-1718Ȝe mote come plete/ a fore complete afore the hye Juge high Judge,
Dugdale-1818Ȝe mote come plete/ a fore afore the hye Juge high Judge,
 

Many a quarel / ȝe haue vndurtake

SeldenMany a quarel/ ȝe haue vndurtake vndirtake
VespasianMany a quarel/ though ȝe haue vndurtake vndertake,
TottelMany a quarel/ ȝe haue vndurtake vndertake
Dugdale-1658Many a quarel/ quarels ȝe haue vndurtake undertake,
Dugdale-monasticonMany a quarel/ quarels ȝe haue vndurtake undertake,
Dugdale-1718Many a quarel/ Mony quarels ȝe haue vndurtake undertake,
Dugdale-1818Many a quarel/ quarels ȝe haue vndurtake undertake,
 

And for lucre / to do folke refuge

VespasianAnd for lucre/ to do folke refuge there done faultes have got remedy.
TottelAnd for lucre/ done to do folke refuge
Dugdale-1658And for lucre/ done to do folke refuge
Dugdale-monasticonAnd for lucre/ done to do folke refuge
Dugdale-1718And for lucre/ done to do folke refuge
Dugdale-1818And for lucre/ done to do folke refuge
 

But my fraunchise / is so large & huge

VespasianBut my fraunchise/ is so large & huge Yet shall your subtill wyttines be denied fowly,
 

That counceile noon / a-vaile mai but trouth

SeldenThat counceile noon/ a vaile availe mai but trouth
VespasianThat counceile noon/ a vaile mai but trouth For shyst and covetuousnes shall be exild.
TottelThat counceile counsayle noon/ a vaile auaile mai but trouth
Dugdale-1658That counceile counsail noon/ a vaile avayle mai but trouth
Dugdale-monasticonThat counceile counsail noon/ a vaile avayle mai but trouth
Dugdale-1718That counceile counsail noon/ a vaile avayle mai but trouth
Dugdale-1818That counceile counsail noon/ a vaile avayle mai but trouth
 

He skapeth wyseli / of dethe the grete deluge

SeldenHe skapeth skapiþ wyseli/ of dethe the grete deluge
VespasianHe skapeth wyseli/ of dethe the grete deluge Bewaire be tyme, & labour for mercy instantly:
TottelHe skapeth scapeth wyseli/ of dethe death the grete great deluge
Dugdale-1658He skapeth scapeth wyseli/ of dethe death the grete great deluge
Dugdale-monasticonHe skapeth scapeth wyseli/ of dethe death the grete great deluge
Dugdale-1718He skapeth scapeth wyseli/ of dethe death the grete great deluge
Dugdale-1818He skapeth scapeth wyseli/ of dethe death, the grete great deluge
 

To-fore the dome / who is not teynte with slouth.

VespasianTo fore the dome/ who is not teynte with slouth. tresteth most there stait, shall oftymes be begyled.
TottelTo fore Tofore the dome/ who is not nought teynte with slouth.
Dugdale-1658To fore Tofore the dome/ who is not nought teynte with slouth.
Dugdale-monasticonTo fore Tofore the dome/ who is not nought teynte with slouth.
Dugdale-1718To fore Tofore the dome/ who is not teynte with slouth.
Dugdale-1818To fore Tofore the dome/ who is not nought teynte with slouth.

The lawyer

 

The mon of law answereth

SeldenThe mon man of law answereth answerith
TottelThe mon Man of law answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1658The mon man of law answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe mon Man of law answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The mon Man of law answereth maketh aunswer,
Dugdale-1818The mon Man of law answereth maketh aunswer.
 

Of right and resoun / be natures lawe

SeldenOf right riȝt and resoun/ be natures by naturis lawe
TottelOf right and resoun/ be reason by natures lawe
Dugdale-1658Of right and resoun/ be reason by natures lawe
Dugdale-monasticonOf right and resoun/ be reason by natures lawe
Dugdale-1718Of right and resoun/ be reason by natures lawe
Dugdale-1818Of right and resoun/ be reason by natures lawe
 

I can [not] put a-ȝen dethe / no defence

SeldenI can [not] put a ȝen aȝein dethe/ no defence
TottelI can [not] nought put a ȝen against dethe/ no defence
Dugdale-1658I can [not] put a ȝen dethe/ nought putten against death no defence
Dugdale-monasticonI can [not] put a ȝen dethe/ nought putten against death no defence
Dugdale-1718I can [not] put a ȝen dethe/ nought putten against death no defence
Dugdale-1818I can [not] put a ȝen dethe/ nought putten against death no defence
 

Ne be no sleyght / me kepe ne with-drawe

SeldenNe be by no sleyght/ sleiȝte/ me kepe ne with drawe wiþdrawe
TottelNe be no by my* sleyght/ me kepe ne with drawe kepen or withdraw,
Dugdale-1658Ne be no sleyght/ me kepe ne with drawe For all my wit nor for all my gret prudence,
Dugdale-monasticonNe be no sleyght/ me kepe ne with drawe For all my wit nor for all my gret prudence,
Dugdale-1718Ne be no sleyght/ me kepe ne with drawe For all my wit, nor for all my great prudence,
Dugdale-1818Ne be no sleyght/ me kepe ne with drawe For all my wit, nor for all my gret prudence,
 

For al my witte / and [my] grete prudence

TottelFor al my witte/ and al* [my] grete prudence
Dugdale-1658For al my witte/ and [my] grete prudence To appeal from his dreadfull sentence
Dugdale-monasticonFor al my witte/ and [my] grete prudence To appeal from his dreadful sentence
Dugdale-1718For al my witte/ and [my] grete prudence To appeal from his dreadfull sentence.
Dugdale-1818For al my witte/ and [my] grete prudence To appeal from his dreadful sentence.
 

To make appele / from his dredeful sentence

SeldenTo make appele/ from his dredeful this dredful sentence
TottelTo make appele/ appeale from his dredeful dredful sentence
Dugdale-1658To make appele/ from his dredeful sentence Nother by no sleight me kepen or withdraw
Dugdale-monasticonTo make appele/ from his dredeful sentence Nother by no sleight me kepen or withdraw
Dugdale-1718To make appele/ from his dredeful sentence Nother by sleight me keepen or withdraw,
Dugdale-1818To make appele/ from his dredeful sentence Nother by no sleight me kepen or withdraw,
 

No thyng yn erthe / mai a man preserue

TottelNo thyng Nor nothyng yn erthe/ earth mai a man preserue
Dugdale-1658No thyng Nor nothing yn erthe/ earth mai a man preserue
Dugdale-monasticonNo thyng Nor nothing yn erthe/ earth mai a man preserue
Dugdale-1718No thyng For nothing yn erthe/ earth mai a man preserue
Dugdale-1818No thyng Nor nothing yn erthe/ earth mai a man preserue
 

A-ȝeyne his myght / to make † resistence

SeldenA ȝeyne Aȝeins his myght/ myȝt/ to make resistence
TottelA ȝeyne Agayn his myght/ to make resistence
Dugdale-1658A ȝeyne Again his myght/ to make resistence resistance.
Dugdale-monasticonA ȝeyne Again his myght/ to make resistence resistance.
Dugdale-1718A ȝeyne Against his myght/ to make resistence resistance,
Dugdale-1818A ȝeyne Again his myght/ to make resistence resistance,
 

God quyte al men / liche as thei deserue.

SeldenGod quyte al men/ liche like as thei deserue.
TottelGod quyte quiteth al men/ liche like as thei deserue.
Dugdale-1658God quyte quiteth al men/ liche like as thei deserue.
Dugdale-monasticonGod quyte quiteth al men/ liche like as thei deserue.
Dugdale-1718God quyte quiteth al men/ liche like as thei deserue.
Dugdale-1818God quyte quiteth al men/ liche like as thei deserue.

Death to the juror

 

Dethe to the Jouroure

LansdowneDethe to the Jouroure Iurour
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Jouroure Iurrour.
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Jouroure Jurrour.
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Jouroure Jurrour.
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Jouroure Jurrour.
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Jouroure Jurrour.
 

Maister ioroure / whiche that atte assise

SeldenMaister ioroure/ whiche Iurrour/ wiche that atte assise
LansdowneMaister ioroure/ Iurour/ whiche that atte assise assises
TottelMaister ioroure/ Iurrour, whiche that atte assise assises
Dugdale-1658Maister ioroure/ MAster Jurrour whiche that atte assise assises,
Dugdale-monasticonMaister ioroure/ MAster Jurrour whiche that atte assise assises,
Dugdale-1718Maister ioroure/ Master Jurrour whiche that atte assise assizes,
Dugdale-1818Maister ioroure/ Master Jurrour whiche that atte assise assises,
 

And atte shires / questes doste embrace

LansdowneAnd atte shires/ questes doste shiris/ questis didist embrace
TottelAnd atte shires/ sheres questes doste dydst embrace
Dugdale-1658And atte shires/ Sheres questes doste didst embrace
Dugdale-monasticonAnd atte shires/ Sheres questes doste didst embrace
Dugdale-1718And atte shires/ Sheres questes doste didst embrace
Dugdale-1818And atte shires/ Sheres questes doste didst embrace
 

Depart[ist] londe / like to thy deuyse

LansdowneDepart[ist] londe/ like to aftir thy deuyse devises
TottelDepart[ist] londe/ like to thy deuyse deuises,
Dugdale-1658Depart[ist] Deper didst londe/ like to thy deuyse devises,
Dugdale-monasticonDepart[ist] Deper didst londe/ like to thy deuyse devises,
Dugdale-1718Depart[ist] Deper didst londe/ like to thy deuyse devises,
Dugdale-1818Depart[ist] Deper didst londe/ like to thy deuyse devises,
 

And who moste ȝaf / moste stode yn thi grace

LansdowneAnd who moste ȝaf/ gaff/ moste stode yn thi grace
TottelAnd who moste ȝaf/ gaue moste stode yn thi grace
Dugdale-1658And who moste ȝaf/ gave moste stode yn thi grace
Dugdale-monasticonAnd who moste ȝaf/ gave moste stode yn thi grace
Dugdale-1718And who moste ȝaf/ gave moste stode yn thi grace
Dugdale-1818And who moste ȝaf/ gave moste stode yn thi grace
 

The pore man loste / londe and place

LansdowneThe pore man loste/ bothe londe and place
TottelThe pore man loste/ londe both[e] land and place
Dugdale-1658The pore man loste/ both londe and place
Dugdale-monasticonThe pore man loste/ both londe and place
Dugdale-1718The pore man loste/ both londe and place
Dugdale-1818The pore man loste/ both londe and place
 

For golde thow / [cow]dest / folke disherite

SeldenFor golde thow/ þou [cow]dest/ folke folkes disherite
LansdowneFor golde thow/ [cow]dest/ thou coudist/ folke disherite
TottelFor golde thow/ [cow]dest/ thou couldest folke disherite
Dugdale-1658For golde thow/ [cow]dest/ thou couldest folke disherite
Dugdale-monasticonFor golde thow/ [cow]dest/ thou couldest folke disherite
Dugdale-1718For golde thow/ [cow]dest/ thou couldest folke disherite
Dugdale-1818For golde thow/ [cow]dest/ thou couldest folke disherite
 

But now lete see / with thi teynte face

LansdowneBut lat se now lete see/ with thi teynte face that withynne so short a space
Dugdale-1658But now lete see/ with thi teynte taint face
Dugdale-monasticonBut now lete see/ with thi teynte taint face
Dugdale-1718But now lete see/ with thi teynte taint face
Dugdale-1818But now lete see/ with thi teynte taint face
 

To-fore the Juge / howe thow cannest the quyte.

SeldenTo fore the Juge/ luge/ howe thow cannest þou canst the quyte.
LansdowneTo fore Before the Juge/ howe thow cannest canst the quyte. acquyte.
TottelTo fore Tofore the Juge/ Iudge howe thow cannest [thou] canst the quyte.
Dugdale-1658To fore Tofore the Juge/ Judge howe thow cannest canst the quyte.
Dugdale-monasticonTo fore Tofore the Juge/ Judge howe thow cannest canst the quyte.
Dugdale-1718To fore Tofore the Juge/ Judge howe thow cannest canst the quyte.
Dugdale-1818To fore Tofore the Juge/ Judge howe thow cannest canst the quyte.

The juror

 

The Joroure answereth

SeldenThe Joroure answereth Iourour answerith
LansdowneThe Joroure answereth Responsum
TottelThe Joroure answereth Iurrour maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Joroure answereth Jurrour maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Joroure answereth Jurrour maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Joroure answereth Jurrour maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Joroure answereth Jurrour maketh aunswer.
 

Somme tyme I was cleped / yn my Cuntre

SeldenSomme tyme Somtyme I was cleped/ clepid/ yn my Cuntre
LansdowneSomme tyme I was cleped/ callid/ yn my Cuntre contre
TottelSomme tyme WHILOM I was cleped/ yn my Cuntre countrey
Dugdale-1658Somme tyme WHilom I was cleped/ yn my Cuntre countrey,
Dugdale-monasticonSomme tyme WHilom I was cleped/ yn my Cuntre countrey,
Dugdale-1718Somme tyme Whilom I was cleped/ yn my Cuntre countrey,
Dugdale-1818Somme tyme Whilom I was cleped/ yn my Cuntre countrey,
 

The belle wedyr / and that was not a lite

SeldenThe belle wedyr/ and that was not nat a lite
LansdowneThe belle wedyr/ bellewedir/ and that was not nat a lite
TottelThe belle wedyr/ belweather, and that was not a lite alite.
Dugdale-1658The belle wedyr/ belweather and that was not a lite alight,
Dugdale-monasticonThe belle wedyr/ belweather and that was not a lite alight,
Dugdale-1718The belle wedyr/ Belweather and that was not a lite alight,
Dugdale-1818The belle wedyr/ belweather and that was not a lite alight,
 

Not loued but drad / of hye & lowe degre

SeldenNot Nouȝt loued but drad/ of lowe and hye & lowe degre
LansdowneNot loued Nat lovid but drad/ of hye hih & lowe degre
TottelNot Nought loued but drad/ of hye high & lowe degre
Dugdale-1658Not Nought loued but drad/ of hye high & lowe degre
Dugdale-monasticonNot Nought loued but drad/ of hye high & lowe degre
Dugdale-1718Not Nought loued but drad/ of hye high & lowe degre
Dugdale-1818Not Nought loued but drad/ of hye high & lowe degre
 

For whom me liste / be crafte y coude endite

SeldenFor whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude endite
LansdowneFor whom me liste/ be bi crafte y coude endite
TottelFor whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude could endite
Dugdale-1658For whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude could endite
Dugdale-monasticonFor whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude could endite
Dugdale-1718For whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude could endite
Dugdale-1818For whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude could endite
 

And hange the trewe / & the thief respite

SeldenAnd hange the trewe/ & the thief theef respite
LansdowneAnd hange the trewe/ & the thief respite theeff acquyte
TottelAnd hange Hongen the trewe/ true & the thief thefe respite
Dugdale-1658And hange Hongen the trewe/ true & the thief thefe respite
Dugdale-monasticonAnd hange Hongen the trewe/ true & the thief thefe respite
Dugdale-1718And hange Hongen the trewe/ true & the thief thefe respite
Dugdale-1818And hange Hongen the trewe/ true & the thief thefe respite
 

Al the cuntre / be my worde was lad

SeldenAl the cuntre/ be by my worde was lad
LansdowneAl the cuntre/ be contre/ bi my worde was lad
TottelAl the cuntre/ be countrey by my worde was lad
Dugdale-1658Al the cuntre/ be countrey by my worde was lad
Dugdale-monasticonAl the cuntre/ be countrey by my worde was lad
Dugdale-1718Al the cuntre/ be countrey by my worde was lad
Dugdale-1818Al the cuntre/ be countrey by my worde was lad
 

But y dar sei / shortli for to write

LansdowneBut y dar sei/ say/ shortli for to write
TottelBut y dar sei/ sein, shortli for to write
Dugdale-1658But y dar sei/ sein shortli for to write
Dugdale-monasticonBut y dar sei/ sein shortli for to write
Dugdale-1718But y dar sei/ sein shortli for to write
Dugdale-1818But y dar sei/ sein shortli for to write
 

Of my dethe / many a man is glad.

LansdowneOf my dethe/ many a man is oon wole be ful glad.
TottelOf my dethe/ death many a man is glad.
Dugdale-1658Of my dethe/ death many a man is glad.
Dugdale-monasticonOf my dethe/ death many a man is glad.
Dugdale-1718Of my dethe/ death many a man is glad.
Dugdale-1818Of my dethe/ death many a man is glad.

Death to the minstrel

 

Dethe to the Mynstralle

LansdowneDethe to the Mynstralle Mimus
TottelDethe Death speaketh to the Mynstralle
Dugdale-1658Dethe Death speaketh to the Mynstralle
Dugdale-monasticonDethe Death speaketh to the Mynstralle
Dugdale-1718Dethe Death speaketh to the Mynstralle
Dugdale-1818Dethe Death speaketh to the Mynstralle
 

O thow Minstral / that cannest so note & pipe

SeldenO thow thou Minstral/ that cannest canst so note & pipe
LansdowneO thow Minstral/ that cannest so note & pipe Gentil menstral/ shewe [me] now thi witt
TottelO thow THOU Minstral/ that cannest can so note & pipe
Dugdale-1658O thow Thou Minstral/ that cannest can so note & pipe
Dugdale-monasticonO thow Thou Minstral/ that cannest can so note & pipe
Dugdale-1718O thow thou Minstral/ that cannest can so note & pipe
Dugdale-1818O thow thou Minstral/ that cannest can so note & pipe
 

Un-to folkes / for to do plesaunce

SeldenUn to Vnto folkes/ for to do plesaunce
LansdowneUn to folkes/ for to do plesaunce How thou canst pleye/ or foote ariht this daunce
TottelUn to Unto folkes/ for to do plesaunce done pleasaunce,
Dugdale-1658Un to folkes/ Unto folke for to do plesaunce done pleasaunce,
Dugdale-monasticonUn to folkes/ Unto folke for to do plesaunce done pleasaunce,
Dugdale-1718Un to folkes/ Unto folke for to do plesaunce done pleasaunce,
Dugdale-1818Un to folkes/ Unto folke for to do plesaunce done pleasaunce,
 

By the right honde [anoone] I shal the gripe

SeldenBy the right riȝt honde [anoone] I shal anoone the gripe
LansdowneBy the right honde [anoone] I shal the gripe dar weel sei/ that an harder fitt
TottelBy the thi* right honde [anoone] I shal the gripe
Dugdale-1658By the right honde [anoone] I shal anon the gripe
Dugdale-monasticonBy the right honde [anoone] I shal anon the gripe
Dugdale-1718By the right honde [anoone] I shal anon the gripe
Dugdale-1818By the right honde [anoone] I shal anon the gripe
 

With these other / to go vp-on my daunce

SeldenWith these other/ to go vp on my daunce
LansdowneWith these other/ to go vp on my daunce Than this/ fil neuyr [vn]to thi chaunce
TottelWith these other/ to go vp on gone vpon my daunce
Dugdale-1658With these other/ to go vp on gone upon my daunce
Dugdale-monasticonWith these other/ to go vp on gone upon my daunce
Dugdale-1718With these other/ to go vp on gone upon my daunce
Dugdale-1818With these other/ to go vp on gone upon my daunce
 

Ther is no scape / nowther a-voydaunce

SeldenTher is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce neiþer avoidaunce
LansdowneLook Ther is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce fore/ what may best avaunce
TottelTher is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce nother auoydaunce,
Dugdale-1658Ther is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce nother avoydaunce,
Dugdale-monasticonTher is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce nother avoydaunce,
Dugdale-1718Ther is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce nother avoydance
Dugdale-1818Ther is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce nother avoydaunce,
 

On no side / to contrarie my sentence

LansdowneOn no side/ to contrarie my sentence Thi sowle as now/ & vse that I reede
TottelOn no side/ to contrarie contraire* my sentence
Dugdale-1658On no side/ to contrarie contune my sentence
Dugdale-monasticonOn no side/ to contrarie contune my sentence
Dugdale-1718On no side/ to contrarie contune my sentence
Dugdale-1818On no side/ to contrarie contune my sentence
 

For yn musik / be crafte & accordaunce

SeldenFor yn musik/ be by crafte & accordaunce
LansdowneFor yn musik/ be crafte Refuse nyce play/ & accordaunce veyn plesaunce
TottelFor yn musik/ be by crafte & accordaunce
Dugdale-1658For yn musik/ be my crafte & accordaunce
Dugdale-monasticonFor yn musik/ be my crafte & accordaunce
Dugdale-1718For yn my musik/ be my crafte & accordaunce
Dugdale-1818For yn musik/ be my crafte & accordaunce
 

Who maister is / shew his science.

LansdowneWho maister is/ shew his science. Bettir late/ than neuyr to do good deede.
TottelWho maister is/ shew [shal] shewen his science.
Dugdale-1658Who maister is/ shew shewen his science. sentence.
Dugdale-monasticonWho maister is/ shew shewen his science. sentence.
Dugdale-1718Who maister is/ shew shewen his science. sentence.
Dugdale-1818Who maister is/ shew shewen his science. sentence.

The minstrel

 

The Mynstral answereth

SeldenThe Mynstral answereth answeriþ
LansdowneThe Mynstral answereth Responsum
TottelThe Mynstral answereth maketh aunswere.
Dugdale-1658The Mynstral answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-monasticonThe Mynstral answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1718The Mynstral answereth maketh aunswer.
Dugdale-1818The Mynstral answereth maketh aunswer.
 

This newe daunce / is to me so straunge

LansdowneEy benedicite/ This newe daunce/ world is to me so straunge freele
 

Wonder dyuerse / and passyngli contrarie

SeldenWonder Wondir dyuerse/ and passyngli contrarie
LansdowneWonder dyuerse/ and passyngli contrarie Now glad/ now sory/ what shal men vse
 

The dredful fotyng / dothe so ofte chaunge

LansdowneThe dredful fotyng/ dothe so ofte chaunge Harpe lute phidil/ pipe farwell
TottelThe dredful dredefull fotyng/ dothe so ofte chaunge
Dugdale-1658The dredful dredeful fotyng/ dothe so ofte chaunge
Dugdale-monasticonThe dredful dredeful fotyng/ dothe so ofte chaunge
Dugdale-1718The dredful dredeful fotyng/ dothe so ofte chaunge
Dugdale-1818The dredful dredeful fotyng/ dothe so ofte chaunge
 

And the mesures / so ofte sithes varie

LansdowneSautry Sithol/ And the mesures/ so ofte sithes varie Shalmuse
TottelAnd the mesures/ measures so ofte sithes tymes* varie
Dugdale-1658And the mesures/ measures so ofte sithes sith varie
Dugdale-monasticonAnd the mesures/ measures so ofte sithes sith varie
Dugdale-1718And the mesures/ measures so ofte sithes sith varie
Dugdale-1818And the mesures/ measures so ofte sithes sith varie
 

Whiche now to me / is no thyng necessarie

SeldenWhiche Wiche now to me/ is no thyng necessarie
LansdowneWhiche now to me/ is no thyng necessarie Al wordly myrthe/ I here refuse
TottelWhiche now to me/ is no thyng nothyng* necessarie
Dugdale-1658Whiche now to unto me/ is no thyng now nothing necessarie
Dugdale-monasticonWhiche now to unto me/ is no thyng now nothing necessarie
Dugdale-1718Whiche now to unto me/ is no thyng now nothing necessarie
Dugdale-1818Whiche now to unto me/ is no thyng now nothing necessarie
 

Ȝif hit were so / that I myght asterte

SeldenȜif hit it were so/ that I myght myȝt asterte
LansdowneȜif hit were so/ that I myght asterte God graunte me grace/ of sich penaunce
TottelȜif hit it were so/ that I myght asterte
Dugdale-1658Ȝif hit it were so/ that I myght asterte assert
Dugdale-monasticonȜif hit it were so/ that I myght asterte assert
Dugdale-1718Ȝif hit it were so/ that I myght asterte assert,
Dugdale-1818Ȝif hit it were so/ that I myght asterte assert,
 

But many a man / ȝif I shal not tarie

LansdowneBut many a man/ ȝif I shal not tarie As may myn old/ synnes excuse
TottelBut many a man/ ȝif I shal not nought tarie
Dugdale-1658But many a man/ ȝif I shal not nought tarie
Dugdale-monasticonBut many a man/ ȝif I shal not nought tarie
Dugdale-1718But many a man/ ȝif I shal not nought tarie
Dugdale-1818But many a man/ ȝif I shal not nought tarie
 

Ofte daunceth / but no thynge of herte.

LansdowneOfte daunceth/ but no thynge of herte. For alle be nat mery/ that othir whyle daunce.
TottelOfte daunceth/ [tyme] daunseth, but no thynge nothyng of herte.
Dugdale-1658Ofte daunceth/ daunseth but no thynge nothing of herte.
Dugdale-monasticonOfte daunceth/ daunseth but no thynge nothing of herte.
Dugdale-1718Ofte daunceth/ daunseth but no thynge nothing of herte.
Dugdale-1818Ofte daunceth/ daunseth but no thynge nothing of herte.

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