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With this ring I wed thee / and with this gold
The Marriage Pledge, generally found in most Manuals, in the Ordo ad facienda Sponsalia — in monorhyming lines
Note: Other manuals have a less rhythmical version of the Pledge; there are many printed Manuals with the tag; a York Manual is printed Henderson (1875), xvi, 27; and a Welsh Manual, ib.168.
Subjects: marriage
Versification: — monorhyme



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. e.41 (SC 15840)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. e.44 (SC 15841)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. d.5 (SC 15847)
4.Source: Oxford, University College 78
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.4.19, f. 24
Transcription:
Wyth þis ryng I wedde þe
And wyth þis gold and siluere I honoure þe
and wyth þis gyfte I dow þe
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.1.15
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.3.21, ff. 220rb-220va
Transcription:
With þis ryng ich þe wedde
and with my body ich þe honoure
and with al my golf iche þe dowe
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Peterhouse 222, f. ii
Transcription:
Wyth þis ryng y þe weddede
& þis gold & seluer y þe ȝeue
& wyth my body y þe worschepe
& wyth al my wordelyche catel y þe honoure
Note: Prosified and extended version
9.Source: London, British Library Addit. 30506, f. 27v
Transcription:
With þis ryng I þe wedde
and þis gold and siluer I þe ȝeue
and with al myn bodi I the worschepe
and with al myn wordlich catel I the honowre
Note: Written as prose
10.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Coughton Court, sold Christie’s, 20 Dec. 1972
11.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Widener Library MS 1 [olim Brough Hall], f. 62v
Transcription:
Wyth þis ryng I wed[ ] þe
and wyth þis gold and syluere I honour þe
and wyth my gyftys I dow þe
12.Source: York, York Minster Library XVI.M.4, f. 20
Transcription:
Wyth þis ryng I wed þe
and wyth þis golde and siluer I honor þe
and with þis gyfte I dowe þe
Editions:
Henderson, W. G., ed. Manuale et processionale ad usum insignis ecclesiae Eboracensis Surtees Society 63 (1875): xvi, 27.