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Well said by corpus dominus quod our Host
Geoffrey Chaucer, the ‘Shipman-Prioress Link’ of the Canterbury Tales — 18 lines in couplets.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): ‘Shipman-Prioress Link’; Words of the Host to the Shipman and to the Lady Prioress; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: pilgrims/pilgrimage; links; herbergage; infidelity
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 14 (SC 3360), ff. 163v-164
First Lines:
Wel bi corpus dominus seide oure oost
now longe moote thow saile bi the coost…
Last Lines:
…now wol ye vouche saf my lady dere
gladly quod she and seid in this manere
Attributed Title: …And / next folwith the Priorasse is first prolog Domine dominus noster (f. 163v); the prolog (RT); Here endith the Priorasse hir first prolog… (f. 164)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 20 (SC 6420), ff. 199v-200
First Lines:
Wel saide by corpus dominus quod oure oste
Now longe mote þi seileyn by þe se Coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wolle ȝe vouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and saide in this manere
Attributed Title: …and here / begynnyth þe prologe of þe prioresse (f. 199v); Explicit prologus… (f. 200)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 414 (SC 27880), ff. 145-145v
First Lines:
[W]Ele seid by corpus dominus quod our host
Now long mot thou saile by the cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye vouch saue my ladi dere
Gladly coth she and seid as ye shul here
Attributed Title: The Prolog of the Prioresse (f. 145)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 686 (SC 2527), ff. 166-166v
First Lines:
Wel seyd by corpus dominus quod oure host
Now longe mote þou sayle by þe coost…
Last Lines:
…And next if so were þat ye wolde
Gladly quod she and seyde as ye shal here
Attributed Title: …Herken þe now the mery / wordes of the hoost (f. 166)
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton Donati 1 (SC 4138), ff. 183v-184
First Lines:
Wel said be corpus dominus quod oure hos
Now longe mote þou saile bi þe coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye vouchesaue my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seid in þis manere
Attributed Title: …And next begynneþ / the Prolog of the Prioresse (f. 183v); The Prioresse (RT)
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 600 (SC 1476), f. 222v
First Lines:
Wel said bi corpus bones quod oure host
Now long mot þou saile bi þe cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouchesaf my lady dere
Gladli quod she and saide in þis manere
Attributed Title: Oure host (f. 222v, margin)
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 739 (SC 1234), f. 233v
First Lines:
[W]Ele said by corpus domine quod oure ooste
Now lang mote you saile by þe see cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wole ȝe voche saue my lady dere
Gladly quod she and said in þis manere
8.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 141 (SC 14635), f. 91
First Lines:
WEl sayde bi corpus dominus quod oure ost
Longe mot thou sire ryde bi cost…
Last Lines:
…Nou wol fouche saf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seyde in this manere
Attributed Title: Here bigynneth the rehercyng of our Ost (f. 91); Oure Ost (RT)
9.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 149 (SC 14641), f. 102v
First Lines:
Wel saide be corpus dominus quod our oost
Now longe mote thou saile be the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye fouche saaf my ladi dere
Gladli quod she and saide in this manere
Attributed Title: …and here / begynneth the priores prolog (f. 102v); prolog priores (f. 102v, margin)
10.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 223 (SC 14714), f. 215
First Lines:
Wel said be corpus dominus quod oure oost
Now longe mot thou saile be the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouchesaf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seid in this manere
Attributed Title: …And here beginneth the Prolog of the Prioresse (f. 214v)
11.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, f. 133
First Lines:
Wele saide be corpus dominus seyd oure hoste
Now longe mote thow saille be the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wole ye fouche saufe my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seyde as ye shall here
Attributed Title: …The mury talkynge of Henre Bailly (f. 132v)
12.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 198, ff. 210-210v
First Lines:
Wel seyde by corpus dominus
Now lange mote þou sayle by þe coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wole ȝe fouche sauf my lady deere
Gladly quoþ she and sayde in þis manere
Attributed Title: Prologus (RT, rubric)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Corpus Christi, Oxford MS 198 of the Canterbury Tales” .
13.Source: Oxford, New College 314, f. 204
First Lines:
WEl said be corpus dominus saide our ost
Now longe moot thow saile be þe cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye vouche saaf my ladi dere
Gladli quod she and saide as ye shul here
Attributed Title: Verba Hospitis (f. 204)
14.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 49, ff. 170v-171
First Lines:
Now longe mote thou saile be the coste
thou gentil maistir mariner…
Last Lines:
…now wille ye voucehsauf my lady dere
Gladly quoth she and saide as ye shulle here
Note: VII.435 omitted.
15.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.26, f. 184
First Lines:
Wele saide bi corpus dominus said oure hoste
Nowe longe mote thou saile bi the see coste…
Last Lines:
…Nowe wil ye vouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and saide as ye shull here
Note: VII.442 omitted.
Attributed Title: …The wordes of oure host (f. 184)
16.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.2.5, f. 64
First Lines:
Wel saide be corpus dominus quod oure oste
Nowe longe mot þou saill by þe see coste…
Last Lines:
…Nowe woll ȝe wouchesaue my lady dere
Gladly quod sche and said in þis manere
Attributed Title: …Here beginneth þe Prioresse tale (f. 64)
17.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 181 [olim Ashburnham 127], ff. 214v-215
First Lines:
[W]Ell seid by corpus dominus quoth our oste
Now long mot þou sayle by the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now woll ye vouchesafe my lady dere
Gladly quoth sche and seide as ye schull here
Attributed Title: …The Prolog of þe Prioresse (f. 214v); Prioresse (RT)
18.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.3 (582), f. 106rb
First Lines:
Wel saide be corps dominus quod oure oost
Now longe mot thou saile by the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouche it saf my lady dere
Gladli quod she and said as ye shall hiere
Attributed Title: A Prolog of the Prioresse finisshed of / Domine dominus noster… (f. 106rb)
19.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), f. 221v
Transcription:
WElle seide by corpus dominus quod oure Oste
Now longe mote thou saile by the cooste
Ye gentille maistre gentille marynere
God yeue the monke a thousand quade yere
Ha ha felawes beware of suche a iape
The monke put in the mannes hode an Ape
And his wyffes eke by seynt Augustyne
Draweth no monkes nomore to your ynne
But nowe passe ouer and let vs seke about
Who nowe shalle first of alle this rowte
Note: VII.444-52 omitted (rest of the leaf blank with following folio excised).
Attributed Title: …Beholdeth nowe the / mery seynge of oure worthy Oste to the Shipman (f. 221v); Here begynneth Chaucers tale (f. 222; the prose Melibee follows Prioress’s Tale)
20.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5140, ff. 229-229v
First Lines:
WEle seyd be corpus dominus seyd our host
Now long mot thou sayle by the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouchesafe my lady dere
Gladly quod she and sayde as ye shal here
Attributed Title: & Incipit prologus prioresse (f. 229); Pryoresse (RT)
21.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25718, ff. 82-82v
First Lines:
Well saide by corpus dominus quod oure Oste
Now lange mote thou saill bi the koste…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye fouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and said in this manere
Attributed Title: Incipit / prohemium par le Oste (f. 75)
22.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2726 [olim Haistwell], f. 177
First Lines:
Wele seid by corpus dominus koth our hoost
Now long mot þou saill by the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now woll ye vouche is saaf my lady dere
Gladly koth she and seid as ye shull here
Attributed Title: …and the hoost begynneth to speke (f. 176v)
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).
23.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2863 [olim Norton, post Compton Hall], f. 146v
First Lines:
WEl saide by corpus dominus quod our oost
Now longe mote þou saile by þe see cooste…
Last Lines:
…I wolde deme þat ȝe telle scholde
A tale next if so were þat ȝe wolde…
Note: VII.451-2 lost.
Attributed Title: …and here byginneth þe prologe of þe prioresse (f. 146v)
24.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2864 [olim Ingilby, post Compton Hall], ff. 185v-186
First Lines:
[W]Eel sayd bi corpus dominus sayd our hoost
Now longe mot thou sayle bi the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouchesaf my lady deere
Gladly quod she and sayde as ye shul heere
Attributed Title: …Here begynneth the prolog of the prioresse / Iocunda verba Henrici Baili… (f. 185v)
25.Source: London, British Library Harley 1758, ff. 163-163v
First Lines:
WEll seide be corpus dominus seide our ost
Now long mote thou seile by the see coost…
Last Lines:
…Now woll ye fouche saf my lady dere
Gladly quod sche & seide as ye schall here
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Prolog of the Prioresse (f. 163); The Prioresse (RT); Here endith the Prolog… (f. 163v)
26.Source: London, British Library Harley 7334, f. 200
First Lines:
WEl sayd by corpus boones quod oure host
Now longe mot þou sayle by þe cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ȝe vouche sauf my lady deere
Gladly quod sche and sayd in þis manere
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Harleian MS 7334 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. Chaucer Society 73. London: Trübner, 1885.
27.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 851, f. 186
First Lines:
Wele saide be corpus dampnus seide oure Oste
Nowe longe mot þou seile be þis coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ȝe vouche saue my lady dere
Gladly quod sche & seide in þis manere
Attributed Title: Incipit prologus Priorisse (f. 186)
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.
28.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XV, f. 234v
First Lines:
WEle saide bi corpus dominus quod oure host
Now long mote thow saile bi the cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye fowche it sauf my lady deere
Gladly quod she and saide in this manere
Attributed Title: …And begynnyth the prolog of the prioresse (f. 234); Here endith the prolog… (f. 234v, margin)
29.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, ff. 190v-191
First Lines:
WEl sayde by corpus dominus quod oure Oste
Now lange mote þou sayle by þe see coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wole ȝe fouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and saide in þis manere
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the prolog of the Prioresse (f. 190); The prioresse (RT); Here endith the prolog… (f. 191)
30.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1685, f. 198
First Lines:
WEle ysayde be corpus dominus quod oure hoost
Nowe longe mote ye sayle be see cooste…
Last Lines:
…Nowe wolle ȝe vowche safe my lady dere
Gladly quod she and sayde as ye shall here
Attributed Title: …Here begynneth þe Proloog of þe Pryoresse (f. 198); Here endeth þe Proloog… (f. 198)
31.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1686, ff. 239-239v
First Lines:
WEl said by corpus dominus quod oure Oost
Nowe long mote thou saile the see coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wulle ye vouchesaf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seide in this manere
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth the Prolog of the Prioresse tale (f. 239); [A] Prolog of the Prioresse (RT); Here endith the the Prolog of the Prioresse tale… (f. 239v)
32.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D [‘Hengwrt’], f. 209v
First Lines:
WEl seyd by corpus cominus quod oure hoost
Now longe moote thow saille by the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouche it sauf my lady deere
Gladly quod she and seyde as ye shal heere
Attributed Title: Herke the myrie wordes of the worthy Hoost (f. 209v)
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.
33.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1), f. 27vb
First Lines:
Weel seid by corpus dominus seid oure oste
Now long mote ye sayle be þe see coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wole ye vouchesaf my lady dere
Gladly seid she and bygan in þis manere
Attributed Title: …Now begynneth þe Prioresse tale (f. 27vb); Prioresse (RT)
34.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1), ff. 79vb-80ra
First Lines:
WEle ysaide by Corpus dominus quod oure hooste
Now long mote þou saile be þe cooste…
Last Lines:
…Now wole ye vouchesauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seid in þis manere
Note: Second occurrence in MS.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the the tale prolog of the Priorasses tale (f. 79vb); The tale of the priorasse (RT)
35.Source: Holkham Hall, Earl of Leicester MS 667, f. 80ra
First Lines:
Well seid by corpus dominus quod our hooste
Now long mote thou seill by the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now will ye vouch saufe my lady dere
Gladly quod she & and seid as ye shull here
36.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 29, f. 202
First Lines:
Wel seide by corps dominus seide our oste
Nowe longe moot þou seille by þe see cooste…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ȝe vouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seide in þis manere
Attributed Title: …and here bygynneth þe / prologe of the priores tale (f. 202, rubric); Thus endeth the prologe… (f. 202, rubric)
37.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 110, ff. 188-188v
First Lines:
Wel seid be corpus dominus seide oure ost
Now longe mote þou saile by þe cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ȝe vouche it sauf my ladi dere
Gladly quod sche and seide as ȝe schullen here
Attributed Title: …And biginnyth the prolog of the priores (f. 188, heavily stained)
38.Source: London, Royal College of Physicians 388 (13), ff. 253v-254
First Lines:
Wele saide bi corpus Dominus quod oure hoste
Now long mote thow saile bi the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye fowche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and saide as ye shul here
Attributed Title: Incipit prologus Prioresse (f. 253v); Explicit prohemium… (f. 254)
39.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 113 [olim Hodson 39], f. 124
First Lines:
Wele saide bi Corpus dominus saide oure hoost
Now long mote þou saile bi þe see Cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wolde ye vouch safe my lady dere
Gladly quod she and said as ye shall here
Attributed Title: …And / begynnyth þe prologe of þe prioresses tale (f. 124); Prioresses prologe (f. 124, margin); Prioresse (RT)
40.Source: Petworth House, Lord Leconfield MS 7, ff. 80v-81
First Lines:
WEl seid by corpus dominus quod our hoste
Now longe mote þout saile by þe coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ȝe vouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seide in þis manere
Attributed Title: …And here bygynnoþ þe prologe of þe priores (f. 80v, rubric); þe prologe (f. 80v, margin, in rubric); þe prologe of þe nonne (RT, rubric); Thus endeþ þe prologe… (f. 81, rubric)
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.
41.Source: Austin, University of Texas, Humanities Research Center HRC Pre-1700 MS 46 [olim Chicago, Newberry Library, Louis H. Silver 2; prior Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library 159, prior Phillipps 6750], f. 4ra
First Lines:
Weel seyd by corpus dominus quod oure hoost
Now longe moote þou sayle by the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouche it sauf my lady deere
Gladly quod she and seyde as ye shal heere
Attributed Title: …Biholde the mirye wordes of the worthy / Hoost to the Shipman & to the Prioresse (f. 4ra); Explicit (f. 4ra)
42.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. 157-157v
First Lines:
Well seide by corpus dominus quod oure hoste
Nowe longe mot you saile by the Coste…
Last Lines:
…Nowe wolde vouch saf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seide as ye shall here
Attributed Title: …And bygennyth the prologge of the Prioresse (f. 157); Prioresse (RT)
43.Source: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Library 564 [olim Ashburnham 126, post McCormick], ff. 68v-69
First Lines:
Well sayd by corpus dominus quod oure ost
Nowe longe mote þou sir ryde by þe cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wyll ȝe fouche saf my lady dere
Gladly quod she & seyde in þis manere
44.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], f. 202v
First Lines:
Wel seide by corpus Dominus seide oure oste
Nowe longe mote thou saille by the see coste…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ȝe vouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seide in this manere
Attributed Title: …And here bigynneth the Prologe of the Priores (f. 202v); Thus endeth the prologe… (f. 202v) The prologe Of the Priores (RT)
45.Source: Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library 1084/1 [olim Rosenbach 157; prior Phillipps 8137], f. 20
First Lines:
Wel seyd be corpus dominus quad oure oost
Now longe mote thou seyle be þe see cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wole yee vouche saaf my lady deere
Gladly quod sche and seyd in this maneere
Attributed Title: Heere begynneth þe Prioresse tale (f. 18)
46.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], f. 148
First Lines:
Wel seyd by corpus dominus quod oure hoost
Now longe moote thou saille by the cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouche sauf my lady deere
Gladly quod she and seyde as ye shal heere
Attributed Title: …Bihoold the murie wordes of the Hoost to the shipman / and to the lady Prioresse (f. 148); Explicit… (f. 148)
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.
47.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale angl. 39, f. 70ra
First Lines:
Uel seid by corpus dominus quod oure host
long mot thou seyle by the coost…
Last Lines:
…now wil yee vouchesauf my lady deere
gladly quod she and seyd as yee shal here
Attributed Title: & subse / quenter incipit prohemium fabule / Prioresse hoc modo sequente (f. 70ra); Explicit prohemium… (f. 70ra)
48.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 24 [olim Chatsworth, Duke of Devonshire], f. 167v
First Lines:
Wel seid by corpus dominus quod oure host
Now long mot thou saile be the cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouchesaf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and seyd as yee shal here
Attributed Title: …And the hoost beginneth to speke (f. 167v, rubric)
49.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], f. 104rb
First Lines:
Well seyd bee corpus dominus seyde owre Oost
Now longe mote thow seyle by thee coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wole yee fowchesauf my lady dere
Gladlye quod schee and seyde as yee schal here
Attributed Title: …And here be gynnyht the priouressis tale with the / prologe (f. 104rb)
50.Source: Geneva, Bibl. Bodmer, Geneva 48 [olim Rosenbach 156, prior Phillipps 8136], f. 169
First Lines:
WEl seid bi corpus dominus quod our host
Now long mot þou said bi þe cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye vouchsauf my ladi dere
Gladly coth she and seid as ye shul her
Attributed Title: The prolog of the prioresse (f. 169, rubric); Here endith the prolog of the prioresse… (f. 169, 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] , f. 256v
First Lines:
[W]El said by corpus dominus sayde our ost
Now longe moot thou sayle by the cost…
Last Lines:
…Now wil ye vouchesauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and sayde as ye shul here
Attributed Title: Verba Hospitis (f. 256v)
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] , sig. hh.5v
First Lines:
[W]El said by corpus dominus sayde our hoost
Now longe moot thou sayle by the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouchesauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she & sayde as ye shul here
Attributed Title: Verba Hospitis (sig. hh.5v); The Tale of the Shypman (RT); Here endeth the wordes of the hoost… (sig. hh.5v)
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] , sig. kk.6v
First Lines:
[W]Ele sayd by corpus dominus said oure hoost
Now long moot thou sayle by the coost…
Last Lines:
…Now wol ye vouche sauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and sayd as ye shal here
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the wordes of the hoost (sig. kk.6v); Here endith the wordes of the hoost… (sig. kk.6v)
4.Source: STC 5085. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, Westminster, W. de Worde, 1498 , sig. q.6rb
First Lines:
[W]Ell sayd by corpus dominus sayd our hoste
Now longe mote thou sayll by the coste…
Last Lines:
…Now woll ye vouchesauf my lady dere
Gladly quod she and sayd as ye shall here
Attributed Title: …The wordes of the hoste (sig. q.6rb); Her endeth the wordes of the hoste… (sig. q.6rb)