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Ho quod the Knight good sir no more of this
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Nun’s Priest’s Prologue of The Canterbury Tales — 53 lines in couplets, occurring in two forms, one lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Nun’s Priest’s Prologue; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: pilgrims/pilgrimage; prologues; interuptions
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 14 (SC 3360), f. 206
First Lines:
HOo sir quod the knyght no more of this
that ye han seide is right I now I wis…
Last Lines:
…and thus he seide to vs euerychon
this swete prest this goodly man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: Here the Knyght interipteth and stynteth / the Monke of his tale (margin, f. 206); prolog (RT); here the Ost com / maunded the Nonnes prest to / telle his tale of Chaunteclere / and Perelote (f. 206, margin, next to VII.2808); Here endith the Nonnys Prest his prolog / and next folwyng bigynneth his tale (f. 206)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 20 (SC 6420), ff. 245v-246
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght good sir no more of þis
þat ȝe haue saide is right I nowh Iwys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he saide to vs euerychon
Þis swete preost þis goode man sir Iohan
Note: VII.2771-2, omitted.
Attributed Title: …and here / bygynnyth þe the prologe of the Nonne Preost (f. 245v); Here endithe the prolog… (f. 246)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 414 (SC 27880), ff. 172-172v
First Lines:
[H]O quod the knight good sire nomore of þis
That ye haue seid it is riȝt enough y wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seid to us euerichone
This swete prest this good man ser Iohn
Note: VII.2774, 2813 omitted.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton Donati 1 (SC 4138), ff. 216-217
First Lines:
HO quod þe knight gode sir no more of this
That ye haue seid is right I now I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seid to vs eueri chone
This swete prest this goodly man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …And next beginneth þe prolog of the Nonne Preste (rubric, f. 216); The Nonne (RT); Here endeth the prolog… (rubric, f. 224)
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 600 (SC 1476), ff. 258-259
First Lines:
HO sire quod þe knight no more of þis
Þat ye han said is right I nough Iwis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he saide vn to vs euery chone
Þis swete prest þis goodli man sir Iohne
Attributed Title: …Here begyneth the prolog of the nonne prestes tale of the cok / and of þe henne (f. 258); þe nonne prest (RT)
6.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, ff. 165v-166
First Lines:
Ho quod oure oste good sire no more of this
That ye han seide is right ynow I wys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide vnto vs euerychon
This swete preest this goodly man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: Here the Knyght stynteth the Monke of his tale (rubric, f. 165v)
7.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 198, f. 247
First Lines:
Ho quod þe knight goode sire nomore of þis
þat ȝe han sayde is right ynough ywis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seyde to vs euerychon
This swete prest þis goode man sire Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: prologus (rubric, top); explicit prologus Capitulum xxii (margin)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Corpus Christi, Oxford MS 198 of the Canterbury Tales” .
8.Source: Oxford, New College 314, ff. 249-249v
First Lines:
HO quod our ost sir no more of this
That ye haue said ys ynouȝ ywis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he saide to vs euerichon
This swete preest this ioly man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: Here endith þe prolog of þe Nonnys prest… (rubric, f. 249)v)
9.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 49, ff. 230v-231
First Lines:
O quod the knyght goode sire no more of this
that ye haue seide is right I now I wis…
Last Lines:
…and thus he saide to vs euery chon
this swete preste this sely man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: Chauntecler (RT)
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.24, f. 187v
First Lines:
Hoo quod the knyght good sire nomore of this
That ȝe han seid is right I now I wys…
Last Lines:
…Thanne spak oure hoost with rude speche & bolde
And seide vnto the Nonnes preest anoon…
Note: The collation includes missing leaves; f. 188 is missing, taking with it lines VII.2810-20 of the Prologue.
Attributed Title: Heere bigynneth the Prologe of the Nonnes Preest (f. 187v, above the written space)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Cambridge MS. Dd.4.24 of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Completed by the Egerton MS. 2726 (The Haistwell MS). The Chaucer Society 1st Series, no. 95 (Part 1, issue for 1901) and 96 (Part 2, issue for 1902).
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.26, f. 211-211v
First Lines:
NOwe quod the knyght sir no more of this
That ye haue saide is right Enough y wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he saide to vs euerychone
This swete preest this gostly man sir Iohn
Note: VII.2791-2 follow 2770.
Attributed Title: Nonnes preste (RT); Here endeth the prologe of the nonnes preest… (f. 211v)
12.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.2.5, ff. 163v-164v
First Lines:
Ho quod þe knyght gode sir no more of þis
That ye han said is right ynogh y wys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seide to us euyerchon
This swete preste þis good man sir Ione
Attributed Title: …Here begynneth þe prologe of þe none priste tale (f. 163v); þe Nonne preste (RT); Here endith þe prologe… (f. 164v)
13.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 181 [olim Ashburnham 127], ff. 256-256v
First Lines:
[H]Oo quoth the knyght sir no more of this
That ye haue seid hit ys y nowh ywysse…
Last Lines:
…And þus his tale told to us euerychone
This swete preste this godeman sir Iohn
Note: VII.2817-18 omitted.
Attributed Title: The prolog of the Nonnes Preste (f. 256)
14.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.3 (582), ff. 81va-81vb
First Lines:
O quod the kniȝte nomore of this
That ye haue seid is riȝt Inouȝ I wiss…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide vnto vs euerichon
This swete preest this gode man Sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: A Prolog of the Nonnes prest (f. 81va)
15.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), ff. 260v-261
First Lines:
HO quoth oure hoste sir no more of this
That ye haue seide ys ynough ywys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide to vs everychone
This swete preste this gostly man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: Here endeth the Prologe of the Nonnes Preste… (f. 261)
16.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5140, ff. 274-275
First Lines:
HO quod oure hoost sire nomore of this
That ye han seid is riht Inouh I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide vnto vs everichoon
This swete preest this goodly man sire Iohn
Attributed Title: Incipit prohemium Sacerdotus Monialium (f. 274);Explicit prohemium fabule presbiteri monialium… (f. 275)
17.Source: London, British Library Addit. 35286 [olim Ashburnham 125], ff. 200v-201
First Lines:
Hoo quod this Knyght good syr no more of this
That he han seide is right ynogh I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide vnto vs euerychon
This swete preest this goodly man syr Iohn
Attributed Title: …Here bigynneth the prologe of the Nonnes Prest (f. 200v); the nonnes prest (RT); Here endeth the prologe of the Nonnest Prest (f. 201)
Editions:
Horobin, Simon. “A Transcription and Study of British Library MS Additional 35286 of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.” Diss. Univ. of Sheffield, 1997.
18.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2726 [olim Haistwell], ff. 208v-209
First Lines:
HO koth the knyght gode sir no more of this
That ye han seid is right ynough ywis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seid vn to vs euerychone
This swete preest this godely man Sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the prolog of the Nonnes preest (f. 208v); Here endeth the prologe of þe Nonnes preest… (f. 209)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Cambridge MS. Dd.4.24 of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Completed by the Egerton MS. 2726 (The Haistwell MS). The Chaucer Society 1st Series, no. 95 (Part 1, issue for 1901) and 96 (Part 2, issue for 1902).
19.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2863 [olim Norton, post Compton Hall], f. 176v
First Lines:
HO quod the knight good sire no more of this
þat ȝe han seide is right I now I wys…
Last Lines:
…Where as men han ben in grete welþe & ese
To heren of her sodeyn fal allas…
Note: VII.2774-2820 lost.
Attributed Title: …and here begynneth þe prologe of þe Nonne preest (f. 176); The Nonne preest (RT)
20.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2864 [olim Ingilby, post Compton Hall], ff. 225-225v
First Lines:
[H]O quod our host sir no more of this
That ye han said is riht I nouh Iwys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide on to vs everichoon
This sweete pr[…]st preest this goodly man sire Iohn
Attributed Title: Incipit prohemium Sacerdotis Monialium (f. 225); the nonesse is tale (RT)
21.Source: London, British Library Harley 1758, ff. 192v-193
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght good sir no more of this
That ye han seid is right y now y wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide to vs euerichon
This swete preest this good man sir Iohn
Note: About two-thirds of the verso is left blank before the ‘Monk-Nun’s Priest link’.
Attributed Title: Here / begynneth the prolog of the Nonnes Preest (f. 192v); Nonnes Preest (RT); Here endith the Prolog And begynneth the tale (f. 193)
22.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, f. 112ra-112rb
First Lines:
O quod the knyȝt gode sire nomere of this
Þat ye haue saide is ryȝt I now I wis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he saide vnto vs euerychone
This swete prest þis gooli man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: Here stintith þe knyȝt þe monk of his tale (f. 112ra, rubric)
23.Source: London, British Library Harley 7334, ff. 237v-238
First Lines:
HO sire quod þe knight no more of þis
That ȝe han said is right ynough y wis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he sayd vnto vs euerich oon
This sweete prest this goodly man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …& here bygynne the pro / loge of the Nonne Preestes tale of the Kok and the Hen (f. 237); Þe prologe of þe prestes tale (RT); Explicit prologus (rubric, in margin, f. 238)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Harleian MS 7334 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. Chaucer Society 73. London: Trübner, 1885.
24.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 851, ff. 217-217v
First Lines:
Hoo quod þe knyht good sir no more of þis
þat ȝe haue said it is y nowhe y wis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seide to vs euerychon
This swete preste þis goodman sir Iohn
Attributed Title: Incipit prologus (f. 217); þe priste (RT)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Lansdowne Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society Series 1, nos. 7, 13, 20, 36, 43, 55, 69. London: Trübner, 1868-79.
25.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XV, ff. 273v-274v
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght no more of this
That ye have sayde is right I now I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he sayde to vs euerichon
This swete prist this goode man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …and bygynnyth the prolog of the None Prest (rubric, in margin, f. 273v); Here endithe the prolog… (rubric, in margin, f. 274v)
26.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, ff. 226-226v
First Lines:
HO quod þe knyght good sire no more of this
That ȝe han seide is right I now I wys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seide to vs euerychon
This swete preest þis good man sire Iohn
Note: VII.2777 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the prolog of the Nonne Preest (f. 226); The Nonne prest (RT); Here endith the prolog… (f. 226v)
27.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1685, ff. 213v-214v
First Lines:
Hoo quod þe knyȝt gode sir no more of thys
Þat ȝe han sayde ys riȝt ynoweȝ y wys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he sayde to vs euereicheon
Thys swete preost þis gode man Sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …Here / begynneth the proloog of the Nunne Preoste (f. 213v); Here endeth þe Prologg… (f. 214v)
28.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1686, ff. 281-281v
First Lines:
HO quod the knight good sir no more of this
That ye han seide is right I nouh I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he saide to vs euerichoon
This swete preste this good man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …and / here begynneth the prolog of the Prest (f. 281); Here enditħ the Prolog of the Nonnes Preest (f. 281v)
29.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS 21972D [Merthyr fragment], f. 1
First Lines:
[…]par[…]ee no re[…]
[…]e ne compleyne…
Last Lines:
…And seyde vnto þe nonnes preest anoon
Come nere thow preest come hider thow Sir Iohn
Note: The first of three damaged leaves, this one containing lines VII.2784-2820 of the Prologue on the recto.
Attributed Title: Here endeth the prologe…(f. 1, foot)
Facsimiles:
Stubbs, Estelle, ed. The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile (CD-ROM). Leicester, England: Scholarly Digital Editions, 2000.
Editions:
Stubbs, Estelle, ed. The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile (CD-ROM). Leicester, England: Scholarly Digital Editions, 2000: Contains a digital facsimile and transcription of the Merthyr Fragments.
30.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D [‘Hengwrt’], f. 99
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght good sire namoore of this
That ye han seyd is right ynow ywis…
Last Lines:
…And this he syde vn to vs euerichon
This sweet preest this goodly man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: This is the prologe of the Nonnes p[torn] (f. 99); Explicit (f. 99, foot)
Facsimiles:
Ruggiers, Paul G., ed. The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer. A Facsimile of the Hengwrt Manuscript, with Variants from the Ellesmere Manuscript. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, and Folkestone: Wm. Dawson, 1979.
Stubbs, Estelle, ed. The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile (CD-ROM). Leicester, England: Scholarly Digital Editions, 2000.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Hengwrt Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society Series 1, nos. 3, 9, 27, 39, 51, 71. London: Trübner, 1868-79.
Blake, Norman F., ed. The Canterbury Tales. Edited from the Hengwrt Manuscript. York Medieval Texts, second series. London: Edward Arnold, 1980.
Stubbs, Estelle, ed. The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile (CD-ROM). Leicester, England: Scholarly Digital Editions, 2000.
31.Source: Alnwick Castle, Duke of Northumberland MS 455, ff. 273-274
First Lines:
LO quod the knyȝte good sir no more of this
That yee have seyd is riȝt I nowȝ I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seyd on to vs everychon
This swete Preest this gentil preest sire Iohn
Attributed Title: …And here / begynnyth the Nonnys prest his prologg (f. 273); Here endith the nonnys prestis prologg… (f. 274)
32.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 29, ff. 241-241v
First Lines:
Ho sire quod the knyght good sir no more of þis
That ȝe han seide is right ynowe ywis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide to vs euerechon
This swete preste þis good man Sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …and heer / bygynneth the prologe of the None Preeste (f. 241); The prologe (margin, f. 241); The prologe of þe nonne preest (RT); Here endeth the prologe of the non prest his tale… (f. 241v)
33.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 110, ff. 231v-232v
First Lines:
HO quod þe knyȝt good sir no more of þis
þat ȝe han seid is riȝt y now ywys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seide vn to vs euery chone
þis swete preest þis gentil man sir Ion
Attributed Title: …Heere bigynnyth þe prolog of þe Nunnes / preest (f. 231v)
34.Source: London, Royal College of Physicians 388 (13), ff. 300v-301v
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght goode sir no more of this
That ye han seid is Right Inow I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he saide vnto vs euerichon
This swete priest this goodely man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: Incipit prologus Prisbiteri (f. 300v); Explicit Prologus (f. 301v)
35.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 113 [olim Hodson 39], f. 147v
First Lines:
Ho quod the knyght good ser no more of þis
þat ye haue seid is right I now I wis…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seid vnto vs euerychon
This good Prest þis goodly man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …and begynneth þe prologe of þe Nonnes Prest (f. 247, foot)
36.Source: Petworth House, Lord Leconfield MS 7, ff. 258-258v
First Lines:
Ho quod þe knyȝt no more good of þis
That ȝe han said is riȝt ynowe ywis…
Last Lines:
…And þus seide to vs euerychon
My tale I wil bygynne anon
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: …And here / bygynneth the non preest his prologe (f. 258); The prologe (f. 258, margin); Thus endeþ þe prologe of þe nonne preste (f. 258v)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Petworth MS of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society Series 1, nos. 6, 12, 19, 35, 42, 54, 68. London: Trübner, 1868-79.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Autotype Specimens of the Chief Chaucer MSS, Part II. Chaucer Society Series 1, no. 56. London: Trübner, 1876.
37.Source: Austin, University of Texas, Humanities Research Center HRC Pre-1700 MS 143 [olim Deene Park; post Cardigan-Brudenell, sold Sotheby’s, Feb. 1959], ff. 186-186v
First Lines:
hoo quod the knyght good syre na more of this
That ye haue sayd ys ryght y nowgh y wys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he sayde to vs euerychon
This good preste this goodly man syre Iohn
Attributed Title: …and / begynnyth the Prologe of the nonnys Prest (f. 186)
38.Source: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Library 564 [olim Ashburnham 126, post McCormick], ff. 158v-159
First Lines:
Hoo quod þe knyht nomore of this
þat ȝe haue seyd is ryht ynowh ywys…
Last Lines:
…And þus he seyde vn to vs eurychon
Thys swete prest þis gode man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
39.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], ff. 230v-231
First Lines:
Lo sire quod the knyght goode sir nomore of this
That ye han seide ys right ynowe ywys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seide to vs euerychon
This swete preest this good sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …Of the prologe / of the Nonne Prest here ys the bygynneng (f. 230v); Here endeth the prologe of the Nonne Preest his / tale… (f. 231
40.Source: Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library 1084/1 [olim Rosenbach 157; prior Phillipps 8137], ff. 34v-35
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght good sire no more of this
That yee han seyd is ryght Inowgh I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seyde to vs euerichon
Þis sweete prest this good man sire Ion…
Note: VII.2791 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begynned the / Prolog of the Nonne preest (f. 34v); The Nonne Preest (RT)
41.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library 100 [olim Helmingham Hall], ff. 191-191v
First Lines:
Nowe quod our Ost Sire no more of this
That yee have seid is right Inow I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seid to vs everichon
This swet prest þis goodly man sire Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: Here / begynnyth the Nonnys Prestis prolog (rubric, f. 191); Prologg (Rt); Here endith the Nonnys Prestis prolog… (f. 191v, foot)
42.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], ff. 178-178v
First Lines:
Hoo quod the knyght good sire namoore this
Tha ye han seyd is right ynough ywis…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seyde vn to vs euerichon
This sweete preest this goodly man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: Heere stynteth the knyght the monk of his tale / The Prologe of the Nonnes preestes tale (f. 178); Explict (f. 178v)
Facsimiles:
The Ellesmere Chaucer Reproduced in Facsimile. 2 vols. Preface by Alix Egerton. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1911.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. The Ellesmere Chaucer Reproduced in Facsimile. 2 vols. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1911. Preface by Alix Egerton repr. as The Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: A Working Facsimile. Intro. Hanna; Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1989.
Woodward, Daniel, and Martin Stevens, eds. The New Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile (Huntington MS EL 26 C 9). Tokyo: Yushodo, and San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1995: Now available in part online: http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/dsheh/heh_brf?CallNumber=El+26+C+9.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society Series 1, nos. 2, 8, 16, 26, 32, 38, 50, 70. London: Trübner, 1868-79.
43.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale angl. 39, ff. 73va2-73vb
First Lines:
HO quod the knyght goode no more of þis
þat yee haue seid is right ynough ywis…
Last Lines:
…and this he seid vnto vs euerychon
this swete preest this goodly man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Title: sed consequenter incipiunt ver / ba militis ad monachum sic (f. 73va)
44.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 24 [olim Chatsworth, Duke of Devonshire], ff. 205-205v
First Lines:
Ho quod the kniȝt goode Sir nomore of this
Than ye han saide is riȝt Inouȝ I wys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he seid to vs euerichon
This swete prest this goodli man Sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …And / hiere beginneth the prolog / of the Nonnes Preest (f. 205); Hiere endeth the Prolog of / the Nonnes preest… (f. 205v)
45.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], ff. 128ra-128rb
First Lines:
HOo quod thee knyght good sire no more of this
That yee haue seyd is Ryght I nowgh I wis…
Last Lines:
…And thus hee seyde to vs Everichon
This prest this godde man sire Iohn
Attributed Title: Here bee gynnyht thee prologe of the Nvnnis / presttis tale (f. 128rb)
46.Source: Geneva, Bibl. Bodmer, Geneva 48 [olim Rosenbach 156, prior Phillipps 8136], ff. 202-202v
First Lines:
Ho quod þe knight good sir no more of þis
þat ye haue seid is right ynow y wis…
Last Lines:
…& þus he seid to vs euerichone
þis swete prest þis good man sir Ion
Note: VII.774 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Prolog of þe Nonnes Prest (rubric, f. 202)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 48” .



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5082. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, [Westminster, William Caxton, 1476] , ff. 308-308v
First Lines:
[H]O quod our ooste syr nomore of this
That ye haue said is ynough ywis …
Last Lines:
…And thus he sayde to vs euerichon
This swete preest this gostly man sir Iohn
Note: ‘Short Form’, lacking lines VII.2771-90.
Attributed Author: Here endeth the prolog of the Nonnys preest… (f. 308v)
Facsimiles:
Bordalejo, Barbara, ed. Caxton’s Canterbury Tales: The British Library Copies. Leicester: Scholarly Digital Editions, 2003.
2.Source: STC 5083. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, [Westminster], W. Caxton, [1483] , sigs. E.2-E.2v
First Lines:
[H]O quod the knyght good sir nomore of this
That ye haue sayd is right ynough ywis …
Last Lines:
…And thus he sayd to vs euerychone
Thys swete preest this goodly man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: Here foloweth the prologue / Of the nonnys preest (sig. E.2); The prologue (RT); Here endeth the prologue of the nonnys preest (sig. E.2v)
Facsimiles:
The Canterbury Tales (a facsimile of the Pepys copy of Caxton’s Second Edition). London: Cornmarket Reprints in association with Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1972.
Bordalejo, Barbara, ed. Caxton’s Canterbury Tales: The British Library Copies. Leicester: Scholarly Digital Editions, 2003.
3.Source: STC 5084. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, R. Pynson, [1492] , sigs. D.6v-D.7v
First Lines:
[H]O quod the knyght gode sir no more of this
That ye haue sayd is right ynough y wys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he sayd vnto vs euerichone
This swete preest this godely man sir Iohn
Attributed Title: …and begynneth the prologue / Of the Nonnes preest (sig. D.6v)
4.Source: STC 5085. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, Westminster, W. de Worde, 1498 , sigs. q.4ra-q.4rb
First Lines:
[H]Oo quod þe knyght gode syr nomor of this
That ye haue sayd is ryȝt ynouh ywys…
Last Lines:
…And thus he sayd vnto vs euerychon
This swete preest this goodly man syr Iohn
Attributed Title: Here stynteth the knyghte the / monke of his tale (sig. q.4ra); Her endyth the prologe of the / nonnys preest (sig. q.4ra)