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

TrinityDethe to the man of lawe Mors ad Aduocatum
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

TrinitySire 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
TrinityȜe mote come must cun plete/ a fore tofore the hye hygh Juge
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
TrinityMany a quarel/ ȝe haue vndurtake vndyrtake
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

TrinityAnd for lucre/ to do folke haue done 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

TrinityBut Yet my fraunchise/ fraunches 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
TrinityThat counceile counsell may noon/ a vaile avayle 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
TrinityHe skapeth scapeth nat 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.

TrinityTo fore Tofore the dome/ who is not teynte tente 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
TrinityThe mon of law answereth Responsio Aduocati
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
TrinityOf right and resoun/ be natures Reson by nature ys 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
TrinityI can [not] cannat put a ȝen agayn dethe/ no defence fence
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
TrinityNe be Nor by no sleyght/ slouthe me kepe ne with drawe nor withdrawe
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

TrinityFor al my witte/ and or all [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
TrinityTo make appele/ from his dredeful gret 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

TrinityNo thyng Noþyng 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
TrinityA ȝeyne Ageyns his myght/ 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.
TrinityGod quyte quyteþ al men/ liche lyke 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

TrinityDethe to the Jouroure Mors ad Iuratum
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
TrinityMaister Master ioroure/ whiche that atte assise assyses
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

TrinityAnd atte shires/ questes doste embrace shyrys questys dyd enbrase
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

TrinityDepart[ist] Depertedyst londe/ like to thy deuyse deuyses
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

TrinityAnd who moste ȝaf/ gaue moste stode was 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
TrinityFor golde thow/ thou [cow]dest/ folke 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

TrinityBut now lete lat 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.
TrinityTo fore Toforne the Juge/ howe thow cannest thou can 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
TrinityThe Joroure answereth Responsio Iurati
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
TrinitySomme tyme Somtyme I was cleped/ clepyd yn my Cuntre contre
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
TrinityThe belle wedyr/ belwedyr and that was not a lite nat alyte
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
TrinityNot loued Nat louyd but drad/ of hye hygh & 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
TrinityFor whom me liste/ be by crafte y coude conde 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
TrinityAnd hange Hangyng the trewe/ & the thief thefe 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
TrinityAl the cuntre/ be contrey 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

TrinityBut y dar sei/ shortli soþly 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

TrinityDethe to the Mynstralle Mors ad Ministrallum
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
TrinityO 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
TrinityUn to folkes/ Vnto folke 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
TrinityBy the right honde [anoone] hande I shal 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
TrinityWith these other/ to go vp on opon 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
TrinityTher is no scape/ nowther a voydaunce nouþer auoydaunce
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

TrinityOn no non 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
TrinityFor yn musik/ be by crafte & accordaunce concordaunce
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.

TrinityWho maister mastyr is/ shew sheweþ 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.

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The Mynstral answereth

SeldenThe Mynstral answereth answeriþ
TrinityThe Mynstral answereth Reponsio Ministralli
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

TrinityThis The 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
TrinityWonder Wondyr dyuerse/ and passyngli contrarie
LansdowneWonder dyuerse/ and passyngli contrarie Now glad/ now sory/ what shal men vse
 

The dredful fotyng / dothe so ofte chaunge

TrinityThe dredful dredefull 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

TrinityAnd the mesures/ mesure so ofte sithes tymes 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
TrinityWhiche vnto me now to me/ is no thyng noþyng 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
TrinityȜif Yef hit were so/ that I myght 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

TrinityBut many a man/ ȝif yef I shal not nat 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.

TrinityOfte daunceth/ tyme daunseþ but no thynge noþing 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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