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When that the Knight had thus his tale I-told
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Knight-Miller link in the Canterbury Tales — 78 lines in rhyming couplets
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Knight-Miller Link; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: pilgrims/pilgrimage; prologues; links
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 14 (SC 3360), ff. 47-48
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght had thus his tale told
in al the companye nas ther yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…avisith yow put me out of blame
and eke men shulle not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-66 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And next folwith the Millers prolog (f. 47); the Millers prolog (RT); Here endith the Millers prolog… (f. 48)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 20 (SC 6420), ff. 32v-33v
First Lines:
Whan that þe knyȝt hath þus his tale told
In alle þat Cumpanye nas þer ȝong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth ȝow & put me out of blame
And eke men shal not make ernyst of game
Note: I.3116, 3155-6 omitted; 3115-3116 partially reversed.
Attributed Title: Here begynnyth þe prolog of þe Myller (f. 32v); prologus (RT)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 414 (SC 27880), ff. 37v-38v
First Lines:
[W]han þat the knight had þus his tale told
In al the cumpany nas þer yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auisith you and putte me out of blame
And eke men shuld not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the prolog of the Millere (f. 37v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 686 (SC 2527), ff. 40-40v
First Lines:
Whan þat the knight hadde þis his tale tolde
In al þe companye nas þer yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Avyseth you and put me out of blame
And eek men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit prohemium fabule molendinarij (f. 40); Millere (RT)
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton Donati 1 (SC 4138), ff. 36-37
First Lines:
Whan þat þe kniȝt had þus his tale tolde
In al þe rowte nas þere yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth you and put me oute of blame
And eke men shuld make non ernest of game
Attributed Title: …and beginneth / þe prolog of þe Miller is tale (f. 36, margin); The prolog of the Miller (RT); Here endeth the prolog of the Millers tale… (f. 37)
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 600 (SC 1476), ff. 48v-49v
First Lines:
What þat the knight had thus his tale tolde
In al the companye ne was þer yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyse you and put me out of blame
And eeke men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …Here begynnth the prolog of the Millere (f. 48v); the prolog (RT); Here endeþ þe prolog… (f. 46v)
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 739 (SC 1234), ff. 47v-48v
First Lines:
[W]han that the knyght thus his tale told
In all the company was ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Avyse ȝow and put me out of blame
And eke men shall not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
8.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 141 (SC 14635), ff. 9v-10v
First Lines:
When the knyght his tale had tolde
In al company was ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth you & putteth me out of blame
And eke men shulde not make ernest of game
Note: I.3147, 3155-6 omitted; spurious line after 3148.
Attributed Title: Here bigynneth the Mullers tale (f. 9v, introducing the Prologue); The Muller (RT)
9.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 149 (SC 14641), f. 19v
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght had thus his tale y tolde
In alle the rowte nas there yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…and saide abide Robyn abide leue brother
Some better man shall tell vs first another…
Note: 1.3131-86 lost.
Attributed Title: Prolog of the Miller (f. 19v, margin); the Miller (RT)
10.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 223 (SC 14714), ff. 43-44
First Lines:
Whan that the knight had thus his tale Itolde
In al the company nas ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auiseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here beginneth the prolog of the Millere (f. 43); Here is ended the Prolog of the Meller (f. 44)
11.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, ff. 42-43
First Lines:
WWhan that the knyght had thus his tale y tolde
In alle the compaignye nas there yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth yow and put me out of blame
And eke men shal nat make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted. In addition to the lombard initial ‘W᾿, there is also a ‘W᾿ in the text.
Attributed Title: …Here bigynnyth the prohemye of the Milleris tale (f. 42)
12.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 198, ff. 44-45
First Lines:
Whan þat þe knight had þus his tale y told
In all þe companye nas þer ȝong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auiseþ ȝou and putteþ me out of blame
And eek men schal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Millewardes tale (f. 44)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Corpus Christi, Oxford MS 198 of the Canterbury Tales” .
13.Source: Oxford, New College 314, ff. 35-36
First Lines:
Whanne þat the knyȝt had þus his tale told
In al þe companie nas þer yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Avisith you and put me out of blame
And eke men shul not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And / begynneth the Milleris prologe (f. 35); Millere (f. 35, margin); Millere (RT)
14.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 49, ff. 43v-44v
First Lines:
Whenne that the knyght hath thus thys tale I tolde
In al the route nas ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…auisith you I put me out of blame
and eke men schal nat make ernest of game
Attributed Title: knyght (RT)
15.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.24, ff. 39-39v
First Lines:
WHan that the knyght had his tale I told
In al the companye ne was þere ȝong ne old…
Last Lines:
…A vyseth ȝow and put me ouȝt of blame
And eke men shuln nat make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Prologe of the Millere (margin, f. 39)
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).
16.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27 (Part 1a), ff. 175-176
First Lines:
SO when þe knyght hath þus hese tale told
In al þe route nas þere ȝyng ne old…
Last Lines:
…Avyseth ȝow put me out of blame
And ek men schal not makyn ernest of game
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.
17.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.26, ff. 36v-37v
First Lines:
Whenne the knyght hadde thus his tale tolde
In all the route nas there yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Avise you I put me oute of blame
And men shall make ernest of game
Attributed Title: Prologus Milnere (f. 36v); Prologus Milnere (RT)
18.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.2.5, ff. 34-35
First Lines:
When that þe knyght had þus his tale y tolde
In all þe cumpaignye nas þer ȝonge ner olde…
Last Lines:
…A vise ȝowe and putte me oute of blame
And eke men schall not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And Here begynnyth þe prologe of þe Miller (f. 34); Here endeth þe prologe… (f. 35)
19.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 181 [olim Ashburnham 127], ff. 46v-47
First Lines:
[W]Han that the knyght his tale hath tolde
In all the company nas ther yonge ne old…
Last Lines:
…But the myller ys a cherle & þe Reve also
ffor harlotry þey told both two
Note: I.3155-6, 3175-6, 3181-3, 3185-6 omitted; spurious line after 3180.
Attributed Title: The prolog of the Mylner (f. 46v)
20.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.3 (582), ff. 18rb-18vb
First Lines:
Whan that the kniȝt had his tale tolde
In al þe companie nas young nor olde…
Last Lines:
…Auiseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shal nat make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hiere beginneth the Prolog of the Millere (f. 18rb)
21.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), ff. 53-54v
First Lines:
Whan that the Knyght had thus his tale tolde
In alle the compeny nas ther yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shul not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And / begynneth the Milleris Prologue (f. 53)
22.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5140, ff. 45v-46v
First Lines:
Whan that the Knyht had thus the tale tolde
In al of the route nas ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Avyseth you and puttith me out of blame
And eek men shul nat make ernest of game
Attributed Title: Incipit prohemium Molendinarii (f. 46v); prologus (RT); Explicit Prologus molendinarij… (f. 46v)
23.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25718, ff. 24v-26
First Lines:
When that the knyght had his tale told
In al the company was th yong nold…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth yow & putteth me out of blame
And eke men shal not make Ernest of game
Note: I.3143, 3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Incipit prohemium fabule molendinarij (f. 24v)
24.Source: London, British Library Addit. 35286 [olim Ashburnham 125], ff. 28-29
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght had thus his tale told
In al the compaynye nas ther yonge ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth you now and put me oute of blame
And ek men shold noght make ernest of game
Attributed Title: …Here bigynneth the prolog of the Millers tale (f. 28); The Miller (RT); Here endyth the prolog… (f. 29)
Editions:
Horobin, Simon. “A Transcription and Study of British Library MS Additional 35286 of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.” Diss. Univ. of Sheffield, 1997.
25.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2726 [olim Haistwell], ff. 39v-40v
First Lines:
Whan þat the knight hade thus his tale ytolde
In all the cumpany ne was there yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shall nat maken ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: The prologe of the myllers tale (f. 39v)
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).
26.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2863 [olim Norton, post Compton Hall], f. 24v
First Lines:
Whan þat þe knight had þus his tale told
In all the compnay nas þere ȝong ne old…
Last Lines:
…And nameliche þe gentiles euerichon
Oure oost lowh and swore so mote I gon…
Note: I.3115-86 lost.
Attributed Title: …And here by gynneth þe prolog of þe Millere (f. 24v)
27.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2864 [olim Ingilby, post Compton Hall], ff. 46v-47v
First Lines:
[W]Han that the knyht had thus the tale tolde
In al the route nas ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…A viseth yow and puttith me out of blame
And eek men shal nat make ernest of game
Attributed Title: Incipit prohemium Molendinarij / Prologus Molendinarij (f. 46v); prologe of the Miller (RT); Explicit prologus (margin f. 47v)
28.Source: London, British Library Harley 1758, f. 33v
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght had thus his tale tolde
In all the companye nas ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Ther ben full gode wyues mony oon
Why arte thou angry with my tale now
Note: I.3158-86 lost.
Attributed Title: The Millers Tale (RT)
29.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 53va-54ra
First Lines:
Whan þat þe knyght had þus his tale etold
In al þe companye nas þer yong nor old…
Last Lines:
…Avyseþe yowe and put me owte of blame
And eke men shalle not maken eornste of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …and nexste / here folowynge be gynnithe here þe prologe of / the Milners tale (f. 53va); Loo nowe here eondiþe þe prologg of þe / milneris tale (f. 54ra)
30.Source: London, British Library Harley 7334, ff. 41v-42v
First Lines:
WHan þat þe knight had þus his tale I told
In al þe route nas þer ȝong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auyseþ ȝou and put me out of blame
And men schulde nat make ernest of game
Attributed Title: …And thus bygynneth þe prologe of / þe Myllere (f. 41v); Here endeth þe prologe of þe Miller… (f. 42v)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Harleian MS 7334 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. Chaucer Society 73. London: Trübner, 1885.
31.Source: London, British Library Harley 7335, ff. 26-27
First Lines:
[W]han that the Knyght hadde his tale told
In all the compaignye nas ther yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth you and put me out of blame
And ek men sholde noght make ernest of game
Attributed Title: Prologus molendinarij (f. 26, margin); The Mylners tale (RT)
32.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 851, ff. 38v-39v
First Lines:
What þat þe knyght had þus his tale ytolde
In al þe company nas þere ȝonge ne holde…
Last Lines:
…Auiseþ ȝowe & putte me owte of blame
And eke men schal nouȝt make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Incipit prologus Molendenarii (f. 38v); Þe meller (RT); Explicit prologus… (f. 39v)
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.
33.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XV, ff. 46v-47v
First Lines:
Whan that þe knyghte hadde þus his tale tolde
In all þe companye ne was þer yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyse you and putte me owte of blame
And eke Men schall notte Make erneste of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And bygynnyth the prologe of the myller (f. 46v); Here endith the prolog (f. 47v)
34.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, ff. 40v-41v
First Lines:
Whan that þe knyght had þus his tale tolde
In al þe company nas þere yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyse ȝow & put me out of blame
And eke men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And begynnyth the prolog of the Meller (f. 40v); The Miller (RT); Here endith the prolog… (f. 41v)
35.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1685, ff. 33-34
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght had thus his tale tolde
In al the company nas ther ȝong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyse ȝou and putte me out of blame
And eke men shal not maken ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And heere / bigynneth the prolog of the Millere (f. 33); The Miller (RT); Heere eendith the prolog… (f. 34, margin)
36.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1686, ff. 49v-51
First Lines:
WHan that þe knight had his tale told
In alle the companye was there yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth you wele and put me owte of blame
And eke men shalle not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth the Prolog of the Meller (f. 49v); Prolog of the Meller (RT); Here endith the Prolog of the Meller (f. 51)
37.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D [‘Hengwrt’], ff. 41-42
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght hadde thus his tale ytoold
In al the compaignie nas ther yong ne oold…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth yow and put me out of blame
and eek men shal noght maken ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: The prologe of the Milleres tale (f. 41)
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.
38.Source: Alnwick Castle, Duke of Northumberland MS 455, ff. 40-41v
First Lines:
When that the knyȝt had his tale I told
In all the world was þere yong ne oold…
Last Lines:
…Avisith ȝew and put me out of blame
And eke men shuld nat make ernest of game
Attributed Title: …And here be gynnyth the Miller his prolog (f. 40); Here endith the Millere his prologg… (f. 41v)
39.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1), ff. 16va-17ra
First Lines:
Whanne that þe knyght had þus his tale tolde
In all the company ne was þere yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Aduyse you and put me out of blame
And eke men shal nat make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begyn / neth the prologe of the Miller (f. 16va); The Miller (RT); Here endeth the prologe… (f. 17ra)
40.Source: Holkham Hall, Earl of Leicester MS 667, ff. 14rb-14vb
First Lines:
When þe knight had his tale tolde
In all þe company nas yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shulde nat make erneste of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
41.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 29, ff. 40v-41v
First Lines:
Whan þat the knyght had þus his tale tolde
In al the company nas ther ȝonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyse ȝow and put me out of blame
And eke men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …Here bigynneth the prologe of the Miller (f. 40v); Prologus Molendenare 9RT); Here endeth þe prologe… (f. 41v)
42.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 110, ff. 36v-37v
First Lines:
Whanne the knyȝt had his tale told
In al the compaigne was ther yond ne o[gutter]…
Last Lines:
…Auysith yow and put me out of blame
And eke men shall not make of ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted; 3397-8 reversed.
Attributed Title: The prolog of the Mellere (f. 36v); The prologus of þe Mellere (RT)
43.Source: London, Royal College of Physicians 388 (13), ff. 55-56v
First Lines:
What that the knyght had thus his tale I told
In al the compaigne nas ther yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth yow and put me out of blame
And eeke men shal nat make ernest of game
Attributed Title: …The prolog of the Millers tale (f. 55)
44.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 63 (‘Oxford Fragments’), f. 1
First Lines:
…I have a wyfe parde as wel as thow
yit nold I nat for the Oxen in my plowe…
Last Lines:
…Awiseth yewe and put me out of blame
And eke men shul nat take ernest of game
Note: I.3158-86.
Attributed Title: Here endithe the myller his Prolog… (f. 1)
45.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 113 [olim Hodson 39], ff. 34v-35
First Lines:
Whan þat þe knyght had þus his tale told
In all the Companye was þer yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Avisith you and put me out of blame
And eke men schold not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit prologus fabule Molendinarii (f. 34v)
46.Source: Petworth House, Lord Leconfield MS 7, ff. 43v-44v
First Lines:
Whan þat þe knyȝt had þus his tale told
In al þe companye nas þer ȝonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Avise ȝou and put me out of blame
And eke men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: þe Prologe of þe Milleres tale (rubric, f.43v); The Prologe (f. 43v, margin) þe prologe The Millers (RT); […]e endeþ þe prologe… (f. 44v)
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.
47.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. 34v-35v
First Lines:
When that the knyght had thus his tale y tolde
In all the companye was ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Avisith you and put me oute of blame
And eke men shulde not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit prologus ffabule Molendinarij &c[etera] (f. 34v); Molendinarius (gutter); Millere (RT)
48.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], ff. 44v-45v
First Lines:
What that þat the knyght had thus his tale tolde
In al the company nas ther yonge ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyse yow and putt me out of blame
And eke men shal not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here / bigynneth the prologe of the Miller & cetera (f. 44v); Prologus Molendinare (RT); Here endeth the prologe… (f. 45v)
49.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library 100 [olim Helmingham Hall], ff. 16v-17v
First Lines:
WHen that þe Knyght had þus his tale I told
In al the company nas there ȝong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Avisith ȝewe and put me out of blame
And eke men shul nat make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begynnyth a Prolog (f. 16v); Prologg (RT); Here endith the prologg (f. 17v)
50.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], ff. 33v-34v
First Lines:
Whan that the knyght hath thus his tale ytoold
In al the route ne was ther yong ne oold…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth yow putteth me out of blame
And eek men shal nat maken ernest of game
Attributed Title: Heere folwen the wordes bitwene the hoost and the millere (f. 33v); Miller (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.
51.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale angl. 39, ff. 17vb-18rb
First Lines:
Uhan þat the knyght haþ þus his tale told
In al þe rout ne was þer yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Avisith yow but put me out of blame
and eke men shal not make ernest of game
Attributed Title: & incipit subsequenter prohemium fa / bule Molendinarij (f. 17vb); Explicit prohemium fabule molen / dinarij… (f. 18rb)
52.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 24 [olim Chatsworth, Duke of Devonshire], ff. 38-39
First Lines:
Whan that the kniȝt had thus his tale I told
In al the company ne was there yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auiseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shal nat maken ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted; 3158 in the margin.
Attributed Title: The prolog of the Millere (rubric, f. 38)
53.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], ff. 36vb-37rb
First Lines:
Whanne thee knyght hadde his tale told
In all the cvmpanye theer nas yong ne oold…
Last Lines:
…A vise yow and putte mee owt of blame
And also men schal nowt make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here begynnih the prologge of the Mellere (f. 36vb); Thee Mellere (RT)
54.Source: Geneva, Bibl. Bodmer, Geneva 48 [olim Rosenbach 156, prior Phillipps 8136], ff. 41v-42v
First Lines:
Whan þat þe knight had þus his tale told
In al the cumpany nas ther yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Aviseth you and putte me out of blame
And eke men shuld not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: The prolog of the Mylner (f. 41v)
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. 54v-56
First Lines:
[W]Han that þe knight had thus his tale told
In al the companye nas ther yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auysith you and put me out of blame
And eke men shul not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Author: And begynneth the Milleris prolog (f. 54v)
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. g.3v-g.4v
First Lines:
[W]han þat the knyght had thus his tale told
In al the companye nas ther yong ne old…
Last Lines:
…Auysyth you and put me out of blame
And eke men shul not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Author: And here begynneth the Myllers prolog (sig. g.3v); The Mylleres prologe (RT)
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. g.6v-g.8
First Lines:
[W]han that the knyght had thus his tale tolde
In alle the company nas ther yong ne olde…
Last Lines:
…Auyseth you and put me oute of blame
And eke men shal nat make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth the Myllers prologue (sig. g.7v); The Myllers Prologue (RT)
4.Source: STC 5085. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, Westminster, W. de Worde, 1498 , sigs. d.6vb-d.7rb
First Lines:
[W]han þat the knyȝt had thus his tale told
In all þe companye nas ther yong ne old …
Last Lines:
…Auyseth you and put me out of blame
And eke men sholde not make ernest of game
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: And here begynneth the myllars prologue (sig. [d.6vb]); The myllars prologue (RT); Here endyth the myllars prologue (sig. [d.7ra])