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Whilom there was dwelling in Oxenford
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Miller’s Tale in the Canterbury Tales — 666 lines in rhyming couplets
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Miller’s Tale; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: pilgrims/pilgrimage; fabliau; cuckoldry; herbergage
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 14 (SC 3360), ff. 48-57v
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwelling in Oxenforde
A riche choff that gestis helde to borde…
Last Lines:
…and Nicholas is scalded in his tovte
this tale is don & god saue all the route
Note: I.3291-2 and 3721-2 inserted at foot of page; blanks left in I.3316, 3336; 3339-40 inverted.
Attributed Title: …And next folwith / his tale of a Carpenter & his wiff & of hende Nicholas (f. 48); the Miller (RT); Here endith the miller his tale of Absolon and / hende Nicholas (f. 57v)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 20 (SC 6420), ff. 34-43
First Lines:
Wylom þer was dwellyng in Oxenford
A Riche gnoff þat gestes held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scaldid in his toute
Þis tale is don and god saue al þe route
Note: I.3412 blank; 3533-8. 3659, 3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here endyth þe milleris tale… (f. 43); The Miller (RT); Here endith þe Milleris tale… (f. 43)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 414 (SC 27880), ff. 38v-46
First Lines:
[W]Hilom ther was duelling in Oxenford
A riche gnoffe that gestis held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scallid in his toute
This tale is done and god saue al þe rout
Note: I.3721-2, 3769-70 omitted; 3515-16 reversed.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Millers tale (f. 38v)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 686 (SC 2527), ff. 41-48
First Lines:
…As brode as is þe boos of a bokelyr
Hir shoes were laced vpon hir legges hye…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas was skalded in þe towte
Þis tale is don god save al þe rowte
Note: I.3187-265 lost; 3721-2 omitted; 3335-6 reversed.
Attributed Title: Myllere/Millere (RT); Here eneth þe Millers tale… (f. 48)
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton Donati 1 (SC 4138), ff. 37-45
First Lines:
Whilom þer was dwelling at Oxenford
A riche knof þat gestes held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is done and god saue al þe route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here endeth þe myllers tale of hende Nicholas & absolon… (f. 48); The Millers Tale (RT)
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 600 (SC 1476), ff. 50-58v
First Lines:
Whilom there was dwelling in Oxenforde
A rich gnofe that gestes held to borde…
Last Lines:
…Therof quod Absolon be as be may
I shal wel tellen it the to morowe day…
Note: I.3187-252, 3785-920 lost.
Attributed Title: …Here begynnieþ þe tale (f. 49v); The Miller (RT)
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 739 (SC 1234), ff. 48v-58v
First Lines:
[W]Hilom ther was duellyng in oxenforde
Ariche choffe that gestes held to borde…
Last Lines:
…And nycholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is done and god saue all the route
Note: I.3194, 3209, 3326, 3721-2 omitted.
8.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 141 (SC 14635), ff. 10v-21
First Lines:
SOm tyme ther was dwellyng at Oxenforde
A ryche gnof that gystes hulde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicolas is skalled in his toute
This tale is don god saue all the route
Note: I.7721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Muller (RT)
9.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 149 (SC 14641), f. 20-21v
First Lines:
…Hir forhede shone as bright as eny day
So was it wasshe when she lefte hir werke…
Last Lines:
…Began for to sigh sore and saide allas
Shall alle the worlde be lost efte sones now…
Note: 1.3187-9, 3490-852 lost.
Attributed Title: the Miller (RT)
10.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 223 (SC 14714), ff. 44-53v
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwelling at Oxenford
A riche gnoff that gestes helde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is don and god saue all the route
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here beginneth his tale folwing (f. 43); The millers tale (RT); Here endeth (53v); Here is ended the Millers tale (f. 54)
11.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, ff. 43-51
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwellyng at Oxenforde
A riche gnoffe that gestes helde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is doon and god saue al this route
Note: I.3540, 3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Milleris tale (f. 43); Here is ended the Milleris tale… (f. 51v)
12.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 198, ff. 45-54v
First Lines:
Whilom þer was dwellyng at Oxenfoord
A Riche gnoffe þat gestes heeld to boorde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is don and god saue al þe route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: Explicit fabula Molendinarij (f. 44)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Corpus Christi, Oxford MS 198 of the Canterbury Tales” .
13.Source: Oxford, New College 314, ff. 36-45
First Lines:
WHilom þerwas dwellyng in Oxenforde
A riche chuf that gestis hadde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in þe toute
This tale is doon and god saue al þe route
Note: I.3196, 3233, 3602, 3651, 3765-72 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Milleres tale (f. 36); Millere (RT); Here endith þe Milleres tale… (f. 45)
14.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 49, ff. 44v-53v
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwellyng at oxenforde
a riche gnof that gettestis hilde at borde…
Last Lines:
this tale is I doun and Nicholas is scaldid sore in his towte
this tale is doun and god saue al this rowte Amen
Note: I.3346, 3690, 3748 omitted; 3368, 3370, 3409-10, 3580 added in margin.
Attributed Title: The Millers tale (f. 44v); Miller (RT); Explicit fabula molendinarij (f. 53v)
15.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.24, ff. 40-47
First Lines:
Whilom there was dwellyng in Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is skalded in the toute
This tale is don and god saue al the route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted. Followed by ‘quod Wytton’ in the margin of f. 47.
Attributed Title: Heere bygynneth the Millers tale (f. 40, above the written space); Thus endeth the Millers tale… (f. 47v, 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).
16.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27 (Part 1a), ff. 176-185v
First Lines:
WHilhom þere was dwelling in oxenforde
A ryche gnoff þat gestis helde to bord…
Last Lines:
…In ronne for to gauryn on þis man
That ȝit a swoune he lay boþe pale & wan
Note: I.3721-2; 3276 inserted at foot; 3209-10 reversed; 3829-54 lost.
Attributed Title: …& here begynnyth the tale (f. 176)
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. 37v-45v
First Lines:
Whilome there was dwellyng in Oxinforde
A riche chouf that gestes helde at borde…
Last Lines:
…And nycholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is done god saue all the route
Attributed Title: Milnere (RT); Here Endeth the mylners tale… (f. 45v)
18.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.2.5, ff. 35-42
First Lines:
Whilom þer was dwellynge in Oxenforth
A riche knoffe and gestes held to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicolas is skalded in his toute
Þis tale is done and god saue all þe route
Note: I.3721-1 omitted; 3276 inserted in the margin.
Attributed Title: …And begynneth þe Tale (f. 35); The Miller (RT); Explicit fabula molendinarij (f. 45)
19.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 181 [olim Ashburnham 127], ff. 47v-57
First Lines:
[W]Hilom there was dwellyng in Oxenford
A Riche gnoffe that gestes helde to bord…
Last Lines:
…And nycolas ys scalded in the toute
This tale ys don god save all this Route
Note: I.3206-7, 3247-8, 3659-70, 3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Milners tale (f. 47v); The M[trimmed] (RT); Here endeth þe Mylners tale… (f. 57)
20.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.3 (582), ff. 18vb-22vb
First Lines:
Whilom ther was duelling at Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes hield to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is don and god saue al the rout
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 3231-2, 3613-14, 3623-4 inverted.
Attributed Title: Hiere beginneth the Millers tale (f. 18vb); Hiere endeth The Millers tale (f. 22vb)
21.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), ff. 54v-65
First Lines:
Whilome there was dwellynge in Oxenforde
A riche chuf that gestis had to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scaldede in the toute
This tale is done and god saue al this route
Note: I.3721-26 omitted; 3231-2, 3613-14, 3623-4 inverted.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Milleris tale (f. 54v); Here endeth the Milleris tale (f. 65)
22.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5140, ff. 47-57v
First Lines:
WHilom ther was dwellyng at Oxynforde
A ryche gnof that gestis heeld to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nycholas is skalded on his towt
This tale is done and god save al this rowt
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: & incipit fabula eiusdem (f. 46v); Myller (RT); Explicit fabula Molendinarij… (f. 57v)
23.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25718, ff. 26-30v
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwellyng at Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes held to bord…
Last Lines:
…For the nightes very the whit pater noster
Where wentest thou seint Petres suster…
Note: I.3291-2 omitted; 3487-854 lost.
Attributed Title: Incipit fabula Molendinarij (f. 26); Molendinarij (RT)
24.Source: London, British Library Addit. 35286 [olim Ashburnham 125], ff. 29-37v
First Lines:
WHilom ther was dwellyng in Oxenford
A ryche gnof that gestes held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalled in the towte
This tale is doon and god Saue al the route
Note: I.3317-18, 3721-2 omitted; 3530 inserted in margin.
Attributed Title: …Here bygynneth the Millers tale (f. 29); The Miller (RT); Here endyth the Millers tale… (f. 37v)
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. 40v-49
First Lines:
Whilom there was dwellyng in Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes held to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the tout
This tale is done and god save all þe rout
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 3509 inserted in margin.
Attributed Title: Here bygynneth the Millers prologe [sic] (f. 40v); Thus endeth the Millers tale… (f. 49)
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. 25-33v
First Lines:
…Was torned forto lerne Astrologie
And coude a certeyn of conclusiouns…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is doon and god saue all the route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 3187-91 lost.
Attributed Title: The Millere (RT); here endith the Millers tale… (f. 33v)
27.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2864 [olim Ingilby, post Compton Hall], ff. 47v-56v
First Lines:
[W]hilom ther was dwellyng at Oxynforde
A Rche gnof that gestis heeld to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded on his towte
This tale is don & god save all this rowte
Note: I.3721-2, 3830 omitted.
Attributed Title: Incipit fabula (margin f. 47v); The Millers tale (RT); Thus endith the Millers tale… (f. 57)
28.Source: London, British Library Harley 1758, ff. 34-40
First Lines:
…Tassid with silk & perlid with laton
In all this worlde to seke vp & doun…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scaldid in his toute
This tale is don & god saue all the route
Note: I.3187-250 lost.
Attributed Title: The Millers Tale (RT); Here endeth the Millers tale (f. 40)
29.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 54ra-57rb
First Lines:
Whilom þer was dwellyng at Oxenford
A Riche knoffe þat held gestes to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is brent sore in to þe toute
This tale is don god saue all this rowte
Note: I.3367-71, 3863-6, 3721-2 omitted; 3372 deleted; 3616, 3724 added in margin; 3343-4 reversed.
Attributed Title: …and nexte Folouyng bygynneþe þe milners tale (f. 54ra); The Mylners Tale (RT); And thus here endith the Mylners tale… (f. 57rb)
30.Source: London, British Library Harley 7334, ff. 42v-51v
First Lines:
Whilom þere was dwellyng at Oxenford
A riche gnof þat gestes heeld to boorde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is skaldid in his towte
This tale is doon and god saue al þe route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And bygynneth his tale (f. 43v); The Myllers Tale (RT); The Meller (RT); HEre endeth þe Millers tale… (f. 51v)
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. 27-35v
First Lines:
[W]hilom there was dwellyng in Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes held to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is schalded in the towte
This tale is don and god saue al the rowte
Note: I.3447-3514 lost; 3317-18, 3570, 3711, 3721-2, 3842 omitted.
Attributed Title: fabula molend[trimmed] (f. 27, margin)
32.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 851, ff. 39v-47v
First Lines:
WHilom þere was þere was dwellyng att Oxenford
A riche gnof þat gestis helde to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is done & god saue al þe route
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Incipit fabula (f. 39v); þe Meller (RT); Explicit fabula molenderii… (f. 47v)
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. 47v-58
First Lines:
WHylome þer was dwellenge in Oxenford
A Ryche gnoffe that gestes helde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is Scallede in his Towte
This tale is doone And god saue all þe Rowte
Note: I.3652 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And begynnyth the tale of the myller (f. 47v); Here endith the talle of the myller… (f. 58)
34.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, ff. 41v-50
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwelling in Oxenforde
A riche gnoff þat gestes held to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
Þis tale is don and god saue al þe rout
Note: I.3194; 3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And begynnyth the tale (f. 41v); The Myller (RT); explicit (f. 50, margin); Here endith the Mylward[es] tale… (f. 50)
35.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1685, ff. 34-43v
First Lines:
WHylom ther was dwelling in Oxenford
A Riche gnoff that gestes helde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scaldid in his toute
This tale is don and god saue al the route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And bigynneth the tale (f. 34, margin); The Myllere (RT); Explicit fabula molendinarij (f. 43v)
36.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1686, ff. 51-61v
First Lines:
WHilom there was dwelling at Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestis held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his towte
This tale is doon and god save alle the route
Note: I.574, 3721-2 omitted; 3409-10 reversed.
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth the Mellers tale of the Reve (f. 51); [T]He Mellers tale of the Reve; [T]He tale of the Meller; [t]He Reues tale tolde by the Meller (RT); [t]He mellers tale (RT); Here endith the Mellers tale of the Reve… (f. 61v)
37.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D [‘Hengwrt’], ff. 42-50v
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwellyng in Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes heeld to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is doon and god saue al the route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 3431-2 reversed.
Attributed Title: Here bigynneth the Millerys tale (f. 43); The Millere (RT); Here is ended the Millerys tale (f. 50v)
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. 41v-49v
First Lines:
Whilom there was dwellyng in Oxinforth
A Riche Chorll þat gestis had to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scaldit on the towt
This tale is doon god save al the rowt
Note: I.3217-83 lost; 3475-90, 3540, 3698, 3721-2, 3247-8, 3767 omitted; 3520-1, 3683-4 reversed.
Attributed Title: …And here begynnyth he his tale (f. 41v); Here endith the Millere his tale… (f. 49v)
39.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1), ff. 17ra-20vb
First Lines:
WHilom þere was duellyng in Oxenforth
A riche gnoffe and gestes hield to boorde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is done and god saue all þe route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: …and begynneth / the Tale as here folweth (f. 17ra); The Miller (RT); Here endeth the Tale of the Miller… (f. 20vb)
40.Source: Holkham Hall, Earl of Leicester MS 667, ff. 14vb-19rb
First Lines:
WHilome was dwellinge at Oxenforde
A riche gnvf that gestes had to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
This tale ys doone and god save all the route
Note: Fols. 17 and 22 misbound. I.3721-2 omitted.
41.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 29, ff. 41v-50
First Lines:
Whilom therwas dwellynge in Oxenforde
A riche gnof þat gestes heeld to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicolas is scalded in his toute
This tale is doon & god saue al þis rout
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: …and bigynneth þe tale (f. 41v); The Mellere (RT); Thus endeth the Millers tale… (f. 50)
42.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 110, ff. 37v-46v
First Lines:
Whilome ther was dwellynge in oxenford
A Riche gnuffe that gestis held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is do and god saue alle þe route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 3397-8 reversed.
Attributed Title: The Millere (RT)
43.Source: London, Royal College of Physicians 388 (13), ff. 56v-68
First Lines:
WHilom ther was dwellyng at Oxenford
A Riche gnof that gestis hadde to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in myddes the toute
This tale is don and god save al the Route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 3435-6 reversed.
Attributed Title: Here bigynneth the Millers tale (f. 56v); Here endith the Millers tale… (f. 68)
44.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 63 (‘Oxford Fragments’), f. 1v-2v
First Lines:
…Whylom ther dwellid in Oxinford
A riche chorll that gystis had to bord…
Last Lines:
…Ne clepe ne cry but be in his preyere
For it is Goddis hest leve and dere…
Note: A fragment comprising lines I.3158-3207, 3511-3588, with 3195-6, 3563, 3567-8 omitted
Attributed Title: …And owir the leff be gynnyth þe tale (f. 1)
45.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 113 [olim Hodson 39], ff. 35-41
First Lines:
[W]hilom þer was dwellyng in Oxenford
A Riche gnof þat gestes helde to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
Myn tale is don and god safe al þis route
Note: I.3721-2, 3821-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit fabula molendinarij (f. 35); Myller (RT); Explicit fabula molendinarij (f. 41)
46.Source: Petworth House, Lord Leconfield MS 7, ff. 44v-54
First Lines:
Whilom þer was dwelling in Oxenford
A riche gnof þat gestes helde to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in his toute
This tale is don and god saue al þe route
Note: I.721-2 omitted; 3666 inserted at foot.
Attributed Title: …And here by / […]eþ þe Millers Tale (f. 44v); narracio (f. 44v, margin) þe Millers Tale (RT); Here endeth the Mylers tale… (f. 54)
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. 35v-43v
First Lines:
Whilom there was dwellyng yn Oxonford
A Riche Gnoff that gestys hilde to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
My tale is don and god save all this route
Note: I.721-2, 3821-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit Fabula Molendinarij (f. 35v); Molendinarius (gutter); Millere (RT); Thus endeth the Millers tale… (f. 43v)
48.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], ff. 45v-54v
First Lines:
Whilom thewas dwellynge in Oxenforde
A riche gnof that gestes heelde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicolas is scalded in his toute
This tale is don and god save al this route
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: …and bigynnetħ the tale (f. 45v); The Miller (RT); Thus endeth the Mellers tale… (f. 54v)
49.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library 100 [olim Helmingham Hall], ff. 17v-26v
First Lines:
Wwhilom there dwellid in Oxinford
A riche Chorle that gistis had to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nycholas is skaldit in the tout
This tale is done and God save al þe rowte
Note: Three-line lombard inital ‘W’ precedes ‘whilom’. I.3198, 3233, 3368, 3383-4, 3563, 3602, 3765-72 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begynnyth the Miller his tale (f. 17v); Miller (RT); Here endith the Millere his tale… (f. 26v)
50.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], ff. 34v-41v
First Lines:
Whilom ther was dwellynge at Oxenford
A riche gnof that gestes heeld to bord…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the towte
This tale is doon and god saue al the rowte
Attributed Title: Heere bigynneth the Millere his tale (f. 34v); Miller (RT); Heere endeth the Millere his tale (f. 41v)
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. 18rb-22ra
First Lines:
Uhilom þer was duellyng at Oxenford
a Riche gnouf Chuffe þat gestis had at bord…
Last Lines:
…and nicholay is skaldid in the toute
this tale is do god saue al this rout
Note: I.3721-2 omitted; 8 spurious lines follow 3208:

grayel myssal and holy Euangel
of Marke alkyndys wryten fayre and wel
the book that hight Non est iudicium
his astrelabyr and his albyon
and his instrumentys euerichon
of smale and grete many on
for to makyn his equacyouns
and Rootes of his verificaciouns
Attributed Title: Incipit subsequenter fabula (f. 18vb); Explicit fabula molendinaij… (f. 22ra)
52.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 24 [olim Chatsworth, Duke of Devonshire], ff. 39-47
First Lines:
Whilom there was duelling in Oxenforde
A riche gnof that gestes helde to boorde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is doon and god saue al the route
Note: I.721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: And hiere beginneth the Millers tale (rubric, f. 39); millers tale (RT)
53.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], ff. 37rb-41vb
First Lines:
Whilum ther was dwellyngge in Oxenford
A Riche gnvffe that gestis hadde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is skalded in his towte
This tale is doon god save all this Rowte
Note: I.3155-6 omitted.
Attributed Title: Here bee gynniht the tale (f. 37rb); Thee Mellere (RT); Explicit fabula Molendinarij (f. 41vb)
54.Source: Geneva, Bibl. Bodmer, Geneva 48 [olim Rosenbach 156, prior Phillipps 8136], ff. 42v-51
First Lines:
Whilom þer was duelling in Oxenford
A riche gnoffe þat gestis held to bord…
Last Lines:
…And nicholas is scallid in his toute
This tale is done & god saue al þe Rout
Note: I.3721-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Milners tale (f. 42v)
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. 56-67
First Lines:
[W]Hilom therwas dwellyng in Oxenford
A riche chuf that gestis hadde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nicholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is doon and god saue al the route
Note: I.3233, 3765-72 omitted.
Attributed Author: Here begynneth the Milleres tale (f. 56); Here endeth the Milleres tale (f. 67)
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.5-h.5v
First Lines:
[W]Hylom ther was dwellyng in Oxenforde
A ryche gnof that gestis hadde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And Nycholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is doon and god saue al the route
Attributed Author: And here begynneth the Myllers prolog (sig. g.5); The Mylleres tale (RT); Here endeth the Myllers tale… (sig. h.5)
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.8-i.2
First Lines:
[W]Hilom ther was duelling in Oxenforde
A riche gnof that gestes hadde to borde…
Last Lines:
…And nycholas is scalded in the toute
This tale is done and god saue alle the route
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the myllers tale (sig. g.8); The Myllers tale (RT); Here endith the Myllers Tale (sig. i.2)
4.Source: STC 5085. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, Westminster, W. de Worde, 1498 , sigs. d.7va-e.3ra
First Lines:
[W]Hylom ther was dwellyng in oxenford
A ryche gnuf that gestys had to bord…
Last Lines:
…And nycholas is scalded in the towte
This tale is done and god saue all the rowte
Attributed Title: And here begynneth the myllars tale (sig. [d.7rb]); The myllars tale (RT); Here endyth the myllars tale (sig. [d.e.3ra])