Tregetour / Conjuror

Conjuror
Magician

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 conjuror

Dethe to the Tregetoure

Dethe to the Tregetoure Mors ad Tregitorem
Trinity

Dethe Death speaketh to the Maister John Rikil Tregetoure
Tottel

Dethe Death speaketh to the Mr. John Rikil Tregetoure
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Maister Jon Rikelle / some tyme tregetowre

Maister Jon Maistir Iohn Rikelle/ some tyme tregetowre Tregetour
Selden

Maister Jon Master Johnn Rikelle/ some tyme tregetowre tregetour
Trinity

Maister Jon Rikelle/ some tyme tregetowre MASTER John Rikil, whilom Tregetour
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Of nobille harry / kynge of Ingelonde

Of nobille noble harry/ kynge of Ingelonde Engelond
Selden

Of nobille harry/ noble henry þe kynge of Ingelonde Englond
Trinity

Of nobille harry/ noble Henry kynge of Ingelonde Eng[e]lond,
Tottel

Of nobille harry/ noble Henry kynge of Ingelonde England,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

And of Fraunce / the myghti Conquerowre

And of Fraunce/ the myghti Conquerowre miȝty conquerour
Selden

And of Fraunce/ the myghti Conquerowre conquerour
Trinity, Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For alle the sleightes / and turnyng of thyn honde

For alle the sleightes/ sleiȝtes/ and turnyng of thyn honde
Selden

For alle the þy sleightes/ and turnyng tornyng of thyn þy honde
Trinity

Thow moste come nere / this daunce to vndurstonde

Thow moste Thou must come nere/ this daunce to vndurstonde vndirstond
Selden

Thow moste must come nere/ this my daunce to vndurstonde vndyrstond
Trinity

Thow moste Thou must come nere/ this my daunce to vndurstonde vnderstond.
Tottel

Thow moste Thou must come nere/ this my daunce to vndurstonde understond.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

Thow moste Thou must come nere/ this my daunce to vndurstonde understand,
Dugdale-1718

Nowȝt mai a-vaile / alle thi conclusiouns

Nowȝt Nouȝt mai a vaile/ auaile/ alle thi conclusiouns conclusions
Selden

Nowȝt Nought mai a vaile/ auayle alle thi conclusiouns conclusions
Trinity, Tottel

Nowȝt Nought mai a vaile/ alle thi conclusiouns conclusions,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For dethe shortli / nowther on see ne londe

For dethe shortli/ nowther nouþer on see ne londe
Selden

For dethe shortli/ nowther nouther on see ne nor londe
Trinity

For dethe Death, shortli/ nowther nother on see sea ne londe
Tottel, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Is not deceyued / be noon illusiouns.

Is not deceyued/ be nouȝt deceivid/ by noon illusiouns. illusions
Selden

Is not deceyued/ be nat dysceuyd by noon illusiouns. illusions
Trinity

Is not deceyued/ be by noon illusiouns. illusions.
Tottel

Is not deceyued/ be deceived by noon illusiouns. illusions.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

The conjuror

The tregetour answereth

The tregetour answereth answerith
Selden

The tregetour answereth Responsio Tregetoris
Trinity

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

What mai a-vaile / Maugik natural

What mai a vaile/ Maugik magik natural
Selden, Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

What mai a vaile/ Maugik auayle makyng natural
Trinity

What mai a vaile/ Maugik auayle magike natural
Tottel

Or any crafte / shewed be apparence

Or any crafte/ shewed be shewid by apparence
Selden, Trinity

Or any crafte/ shewed be by apparence
Tottel

Or any crafte/ shewed be apparence by appearance,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Or cours of sterres / aboue celestial

Or cours of sterres/ starres aboue celestial
Tottel

Or cours of sterres/ aboue starres above celestial
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

Or Of cours of sterres/ aboue starres above celestial
Dugdale-1718

Or of the heuene / al the Influence

Or of the heuene/ heuyn al the Influence
Trinity

Or of the heuene/ heauens al the Influence
Tottel

Or of the heuene/ heavens al the Influence
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

A-ȝens dethe / to stonde atte defence

A ȝens Aȝeins dethe/ to stonde atte defence
Selden

A ȝens Agayns dethe/ to stonde atte defence dyffence
Trinity

A ȝens dethe/ Ageynes* Death to stonde atte defence
Tottel

A ȝens dethe/ Against death to stonde atte defence
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Legerdemeyn / now helpeth me right nowght

Legerdemeyn/ now helpeth helpiþ me right nowght riȝt nouȝt
Selden

Legerdemeyn/ Leger demayne now helpeth me right nowght nought
Trinity

Legerdemeyn/ Legerdmain now helpeth me right nowght nought.
Tottel

Legerdemeyn/ Legerdemain now helpeth me right nowght nought,
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

Fare welle my crafte / and al soche sapience

Fare welle ffarewel my crafte/ and al soche suche sapience
Selden

Fare welle my crafte/ and al soche suche sapience
Trinity

Fare welle my crafte/ and al soche such sapience
Tottel

Fare welle Farewell my crafte/ and al soche such sapience
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1718, Dugdale-1818

For dethe mo maistries / ȝitte than y hathe wrowght.

For dethe mo maistries/ ȝitte than y hathe wrowght. wrouȝt
Selden

For dethe mo maistries/ ȝitte than mastryes þen y hathe wrowght. wrought
Trinity

For dethe Death hath mo maistries/ ȝitte than y hathe wrowght. haue wrought.*
Tottel

For dethe death mo maistries/ ȝitte than hath y hathe wrowght. wrought.
Dugdale-1658, Dugdale-monasticon, Dugdale-1818

For dethe mo death no maistries/ ȝitte than hath y hathe wrowght. wrought.
Dugdale-1718


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