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Lordings quod he in churches when I preach
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner’s Prologue of the Canterbury Tales — 136 lines in couplets.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Pardoner’s Prologue; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: pilgrims/pilgrimage; preaching; Cupiditas
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 14 (SC 3360), ff. 240v-242v
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…which I am wonte to preche for to wynne
now holdith youre pees my tale I wol bigynne
Attributed Title: …And next / folwyng bigynneth his tale Radix malorum est cupiditas (f. 240v); the Pardoner (RT)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 20 (SC 6420), ff. 185-186v
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in chirche when I preche
I pyne me to haue a hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Wiche Iames went to preche for to wynne
Now holdeth ȝoure pees my tale I wil begynne
Attributed Title: …and here bygynnyth / The Tale (f. 185)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 414 (SC 27880), f. 132v-134
First Lines:
[L]Ordinges coth he in church when I preche
I peyne me to haue an haute speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche forto wynne
Now holdith your peas my tale I wil begyn
Attributed Title: The Prolog of the Pardoner (f. 132v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 686 (SC 2527), ff. 153-154v
First Lines:
Lordinges quod he in chirche whenne y preche
I peyne me to han an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…Which y am wonte to preche for to wynne
Now holde youre pees my tale y wol bygynne
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Prologe of þe pardoners tale / Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ad Timotheum 6o (f. 152v, foot); Perdonere (RT); Here endeth the Prologe of the Perdoners / tale… (f. 154v)
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton Donati 1 (SC 4138), ff. 157-158v
First Lines:
Lordinges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I payn me to haue a hawteine speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wyn
Now hold your pees my tale I wil begyn
Attributed Title: Here beginneth þe Prolog of the Pardoner Radix omnium / malorum est cupiditas Ad Timotheum vto (f. 157); The Pardonere (RT); Here endeth the Prolog of the Pardoner… (f. 158v)
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 600 (SC 1476), ff. 208-209v
First Lines:
Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas
ffirst I pronunce whens þat I come…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wonte to preche for to wynne
Now holdeþ your pees my tale I wol begynne
Note: VI.287-328 (link), 329-33 lost.
Attributed Title: þe pardoner (RT)
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 739 (SC 1234), ff. 217v-219v
First Lines:
[L]Ordynges quod he in chirch whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hawten speche…
Last Lines:
…Which Iames went to preche for to wynne
Now holdeth ȝoure pees my tale I wil begynne
8.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 149 (SC 14641), ff. 94v-95v
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in a chirche when I preche
I peyne me to have an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…Where Iames went to preche soules forto wyn
Now holde youre pees my tale I wil begyn
Note: VI.420 omitted.
Attributed Title: here begynneth the pardoners tale (f. 94v); fab (f. 94v, margin); the pardoner (RT)
9.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 223 (SC 14714), ff. 165v-167v
First Lines:
Lordinges quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to han an haute speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pees my tale I will begynne
Attributed Title: …And here beginneth the Prolog of the Pardoner (f. 165v); Pardoner (RT); Here endith the Prolog of the Pardoner… (f. 167v)
10.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, f. 120-121v
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wonte to preche for to wynne
Now hoold youre pees my tale I wolle begynne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Here bygynneth the Pardoners tale (f. 120)
11.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 198, ff. 195-197
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde ȝoure pees my tale I wolle begynne
Note: VI.334-5 partially lost due to tear; 361 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: [tear]bygynneþ þe Pardoneres tale folwynge (f. 195); Cmxvjm (f. 195, margin); Pardoneres (RT, rubric)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Corpus Christi, Oxford MS 198 of the Canterbury Tales” .
12.Source: Oxford, New College 314, ff. 188-190
First Lines:
LOrdyngis quod he in chirchis when I preche
I peyne me to haue an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont forto preche & forto wyn
Now holde your pees my tale I wol begynne
Note: VI.361, 425-33 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: …& begynnyth þe pardoners / tale (f. 188); Pardoner (f. 188, margin); Pardoner (RT)
13.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 49, ff. 174-176
First Lines:
Lordingis quoth he in chirchis when I preche
I peyne to haue an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…wiche Iames wente to preche for to wynne
now holdith youre pees my tale I wille begynne
Note: VI.404 omitted.
Attributed Title: Prologus Pardoner (f. 174); Pardoner (RT)
14.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.24, ff. 142v-143v
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde ȝoure pees my tale I wol bigynne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Radix omnium malorum est Cupiditas Ad Thymotheum 6o (f. 142); The Perdoners owyn Prologe (f. 142v, 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).
15.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27 (Part 1a), ff. 304-304v
First Lines:
…And I assolie hym be the autorite
Which that by bulle is grauntid on to me…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wonet to preche for to wynne
Now holde ȝoure pes myn tale I wele begyne
Note: VI.329-86 lost.
Facsimiles:
Parkes, Malcolm B., and Richard Beadle. “Introduction.” Poetical Works. Geoffrey Chaucer. A Facsimile of Cambridge University Library MS Gg.4.27. 3 vols Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979 (vol. 1); 1980 (vols. 2-3).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. The Cambridge MS (University Library, Gg.4.27) of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society Series 1, nos. 4, 10, 17, 28, 33, 40, 52, 66. London: Trübner, 1868-79.
16.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.26, ff. 171v-173
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirche when I preche
I payne me to haue an hautyf speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wonte with preching forto wynne
Nowe holde your pease my tale I wil begynne
Note: VI.401 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here be gynneth the Pardoner his prologe (f. 171v); Pardoner (RT); Here endeth the pardoners prologe… (f. 173)
17.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.2.5, ff. 190-191v
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in chirche when I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche Iames wente to preche for to wynne
Nowe holdeth ȝour pees my tale I woll begynne
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth þe tale (f. 190); þe pardoner (RT)
18.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 181 [olim Ashburnham 127], ff. 200-202
First Lines:
[L]Ordynges quoth he in church when y preche
y peyn me to haue a havteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…ffor though my self be a ful vycyous man
A morall tale yet tell you y kan
Note: VI.366-72, 415-18, 423-4, 429-36, 445-6, 461-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Tale of þe pardoner (f. 200)
19.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.3 (582), ff. 77vb-78vb
First Lines:
Lordinges in chirches whan I preche
I peine me to haue an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Wich that I am wont to preche forto winne
Now hold youre pees my tale I will beginne
20.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), ff. 177-179
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in churches when I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont to preche for to wyn
Nowe holde youre peace my tale I begyn
Note: VI.361, 448 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the Pardeners Prologe (f. 177); Here endeth the Pardeners Prologe… (f. 179)
21.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5140, ff. 207v-210
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirche wher y preche
I peyne me for to han an hanhteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche y am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pes my tale y wil begynne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345; 363-4 reversed.
Attributed Title: & Incipit fabula eiusdem (f. 207v); Pardoner (RT)
22.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25718, ff. 53-55
First Lines:
Lordinges quod he in chirche when I preche
I peyne me to haue an hawten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wonte to preche forto wynne
Now hold youre pees my tale I wol bygynne
Note: VI.356 left blank; 440, 441 inserted in margin.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Pardoners tale (f. 53); Explicit Prohemium… (f. 55)
23.Source: London, British Library Addit. 35286 [olim Ashburnham 125], ff. 148v-150v
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauntin speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pees my tale I wole bygynne
Attributed Title: …here bigynneth the prologe of pardoners tale (f. 148v); Radix malorum est cupiditas as Thimotheum 6o (f. 148v, margin); the pardoner (RT)
Editions:
Horobin, Simon. “A Transcription and Study of British Library MS Additional 35286 of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.” Diss. Univ. of Sheffield, 1997.
24.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2726 [olim Haistwell], ff. 163v-165
First Lines:
Lordynges koth he in chirches whan I preche
I peyn me to haue an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wyn
Now hold your pes my tale I woll begyn
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; 336 inserted in margin; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: & incipit fabula de Radix / Omnium malorum est Cupiditas (f. 163)
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).
25.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2864 [olim Ingilby, post Compton Hall], ff. 171v-173
First Lines:
[L]Ordynges quod he in chirches wher I preche
I peyne me for to han an hauhteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pes my tale I will begynne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas Ad Thimoth 6o (f. 171v); The pardoner is tale (RT)
26.Source: London, British Library Harley 1758, ff. 151-152v
First Lines:
LOrdyngis quod he in chirche when I preche
I peyne me to haue a hautyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche Iames wente to preche for to wynne
Now holdeth your pees my tale I woll begynne
Attributed Title: …and begynneth the tale (f. 151); The Pardoner (RT)
27.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 94va-95rb
First Lines:
LOrdinges quod he in churchis when I prech
I peyne me to have an haunten spech…
Last Lines:
…which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pese my tale I wol begynne
Note: VI.361 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: Here begynnithe þe Pardoners tale (f. 94ra)
28.Source: London, British Library Harley 7334, ff. 185v-187v
First Lines:
Lordyngs quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now hold ȝour pees my tale I wol byginne
Attributed Title: Narrat (f. 185v); Pardoneres Prohem (RT)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Harleian MS 7334 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. Chaucer Society 73. London: Trübner, 1885.
29.Source: London, British Library Harley 7335, ff. 158v-160v
First Lines:
[L]Ordynges quod he in chirchis whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now hald your pees my tale y wol begynne
Attributed Title: Here is the predicacioun / of the pardoner (f. 158v, margin)
30.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 851, ff. 173v-174v
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in cherches whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an haunteine speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde ȝoure pes my tale I wil beginne
Note: VI.361, 409-27 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: Incipit fabula questoris (f. 173v); þe Pardonere (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.
31.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XV, ff. 218-220
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to have an haunteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche Iames to preche for to wynne
Now holdith yowre peas my tale I wil begynne
Note: Spurious lines follow 346.
Attributed Title: …and begynnyth the / tale of þe Pardoner (f. 218, margin)
32.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, ff. 178-179v
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirche when I preche
I peyne me to haue a hautyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which Iames wente to preche for to wynne
Now holdeth ȝoure pees my tale I wil bygynne
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the tale (f. 174); quod he in chir[trimmed] (f. 174, margin); The pardoner (RT)
33.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1685, ff. 183-184v
First Lines:
[tear]dynges quod he in Chirche whan I preche
[tear] peyne me to haue an hautyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche Iames wente to preche forto wynne
Now holdethe your pees my tale I will begynne
Attributed Title: …and begynneth þe tale (f. 183); The Pardoner (RT)
34.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1686, ff. 221v-224
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirches when I preche
I peyne me to have an hawnteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wonte to preche for to wynne
Now holde youre pees my tale I will begynne
Note: VI.361 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: …And her begynneth another Prolog for þe same pardoner (f. 221v); [A] nother Prolog of the Pardoner (RT);
35.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D [‘Hengwrt’], ff. 195v-197
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I peyne me to han an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde youre pees my tale I wol bigynne
Attributed Title: Radix omnium malorum est Cupiditas Ad / Thimotheum 6o / Here bigynneth the prologe of the Pardoners tale (f. 195v); The Pardoner (RT)
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.
36.Source: Alnwick Castle, Duke of Northumberland MS 455, ff. 161-163
First Lines:
Lordingis quod he in Chirchis when I prech
I peyn me to have an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Wich I a wont with preching to wynne
Nowe hold yeur pese my tale I woll begynne
Note: VI.333-4, 445-6, 449-50 omitted; 447-8 reversed; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Here begynnyth the Pardonere his prologg (f. 161); Here endith the Pardoner his prolog… (f. 163)
37.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1), ff. 59va-60rb
First Lines:
LOrdyngges quod he in Chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an haughton speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche þat I am wonte to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pes my tale y wole begynne
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth the Pardyners Tale Prologus (f. 59va); The Pardener (RT)
38.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 29, ff. 188-190
First Lines:
LOrdinges quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which Iames wente to preche for to wynne
Now holdeth youre pees my tale I wol bigynne
Attributed Title: …here begynneth the tale (f. 188); The Pardoner (RT)
39.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 110, ff. 173v-175v
First Lines:
LOrdyngis quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me to haue an haut speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche iames wente to preche for to wynne
Now holdith ȝoure pes my tale y wol bygyne
Note: VI.356 left blank and supplied later.
Attributed Title: Now byginnyth þe pardoners tale (f. 173v); The Perdoner (RT)
40.Source: London, Royal College of Physicians 388 (13), ff. 233-235v
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I peyne me to have an haunteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde yowre purpose my tale wil I begynne
Note: VI.451-2 reversed.
Attributed Title: Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas Ad Thymotheum 6o (f. 233); Explicit Prologus… (f. 235v)
41.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 113 [olim Hodson 39], ff. 115-116
First Lines:
lordynges quod he in Chirches whan I preche
In peyne me to haue an haunte in speche…
Last Lines:
…which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now holde your pees my tale I woll begynne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Radix omnium malorum est Cupiditas ad Thimon Vo (f. 115); Pardonere (RT)
42.Source: Petworth House, Lord Leconfield MS 7, ff. 215v-217v
First Lines:
Lordingges quod he in church whan I preche
I peyn me to haue an hantyn speche…
Last Lines:
…whiche Iames went to preche forto wynne
Now holdeþ ȝoure pees my tale I wil bygynne
Attributed Title: …And here bygynneþ þe tale (f. 215v); The pardonere (RT)
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.
43.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. 144v-146
First Lines:
lordynges quod he in cherches whan y preche
I peyne me to haue an haunteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…which y am wonte to preche forto wynne
Nowe holde youre pees my tale y will begynne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ad Thimon 6o (f. 144v); Pardonere (RT); Here endith the prologge of the Pardonere… (f. 146)
44.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], ff. 188-190
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in churche whan I preche
I peyne me to have an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche Iames wente to preche forto wynne
Now holdeth your pees my tale I wol bigynne
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth the tale (f. 188); The Pardoner (RT)
45.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], f. 275
First Lines:
I preche of no thyng but of couetise
Therfore my teme is and euere was…
Last Lines:
A moral tale ȝit I you telle can
which Iames went to preche forto wynne
Note: VI.424-61 are repeated by the scribe on a singleton inserted following Parson’s Tale.
Attributed Title: Pardoner (RT)
46.Source: Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library 1084/1 [olim Rosenbach 157; prior Phillipps 8137], ff. 144-145v
First Lines:
Lordynges quod he in chirche whan y preche
I peyne me to haue an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whyche iames went forto wynne
Now holde ȝoure pes my tale y wol begynne
Attributed Title: …And bygynneth / the tale (f. 143v); The Pardonere (RT)
47.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library 100 [olim Helmingham Hall], ff. 147v-148v
First Lines:
Lordingis quod he in chirchis when I prech
I peyn me to have an hauten spech…
Last Lines:
…wich I am wont with preching forto wyn
Nowe hold your pese my tale I wol begyn
Note: VI.361-4, 391-4, 415-22, 427-40 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here begynnth the Pardoner his tale (f. 146v); Pardoner (RT); Here endith the Pardonere his tale Prolog (f. 148v)
48.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], ff. 136v-138
First Lines:
LOrdynges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I peyne me to han an hauteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche for to wynne
Now hoold your pees my tale I wol bigynne
Attributed Title: Here folweth the Prologe of the Paardoners tale / Radix malorum est Cupiditas ad Thimotheum 6o (f. 136v); Pardoner (RT)
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.
49.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale angl. 39, ff. 64vb-65ra
First Lines:
lordyngis quod he in chirche whan I preche
I peyne me for to haue an hauntand speche…
Last Lines:
…which I am wont to preche for to wynne
now hold your pees my tale I wil begynne
Note: VI.420 inserted interlinearly.
Attributed Title: Explicit prohemium… (f. 65ra)
50.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 24 [olim Chatsworth, Duke of Devonshire], ff. 154v-156v
First Lines:
Lordinges quod he in Chirche whan I preche
I peine me to haue an hautein speche…
Last Lines:
…Wich I am wont to preche for to winne
Now hold your pees my tale I wol beginne
Note: VI.333-4, 346 omitted; spurious lines follow 345.
Attributed Title: Hic desinit Prologus de la Pardoner… (f. 156v)
51.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], ff. 97rb-98ra
First Lines:
LOrdynggis quod hee in cherchis whanne I preche
I peyne me forto have an havteyn speche…
Last Lines:
…wiche Iames wentte to preche for to wynne
Now hooldyht yowre pees my tale I wole by gynne
Attributed Title: Here be gynnyht thee prologe of the pardoner (f. 97rb); Thee pardoner (RT)
52.Source: Geneva, Bibl. Bodmer, Geneva 48 [olim Rosenbach 156, prior Phillipps 8136], ff. 154v-156v
First Lines:
LOrdinges quod he in church when I preche
I peyne me to haue and haut speche…
Last Lines:
…Which I am wont to preche forto wyn
Now holdith youre peas my tale I wil begyn
Attributed Title: The prolog of the Pardoner (f. 154v, rubric)
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. 237v-240
First Lines:
[L]Ordingis quod he in chirchis when I preche
I peyne me to haue an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont forto preche and also wynne
Now holde your pees my tale I wol begynne
Note: VI.361, 448 omitted; spurious line follows 362.
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the Pardoners tale (f. 237v)
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. ff.6v-ff.8v
First Lines:
[L]Ordynges quod he in chirchis when I preche
I peyne me to haue an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont for to preche and also wynne
Now holde your pees my tale I wol begynne
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the pardoners prologue (sig. ff.6v); The Prologue (RT); Here endyth the prologue / Of the Pardoner (sig. ff.8v)
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. hh.5v-hh.8v
First Lines:
[L]Ordyngis quod he in chirche whan I preche
I payne me to haue an haunten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont for to preche and also wynne
Now holde youre peas my tale I wol begynne
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the pardoners prologue (sig. hh.5v); The prologue of the Pardonere (RT); Here endith the pardoners prologue… (sig. hh.8v)
4.Source: STC 5085. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, Westminster, W. de Worde, 1498 , sigs. p.5rb-p.6rb
First Lines:
[L]Ordynges quod he in chirches whan I preche
I payn me to haue an hauten speche…
Last Lines:
…Whiche I am wont for to preche & also to wynne
Now holde your pes my tale I woll begynne
Attributed Title: …The prologue of the pardonere (sig. p.5rb); The prologe of the pardonere (RT); Here endith the prologe of the pardoner (sig. p.6rb)