SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 724
At Trumpington not far fro Cantebridge
Geoffrey Chaucer, the Reeve’s Tale of the Canterbury Tales — 404 lines in couplets.
Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Title(s): Reeve’s Tale; Canterbury Tales
Subjects: pilgrims/pilgrimage; millers; contest; fabliau
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 14 (SC 3360), ff. 58v-64
First Lines:
AT Trumpynton nought fer fro Cambrigge
ther goth a broke & ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…saue al this companye grete & smale
thus haue I quytte the Miller in my tale
Attributed Title: …And next folwith / his tale of the Millere and his wiff how thei were bigiled (f. 58); the Reve (RT); Here endith the Reve his tale… (f. 64)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 20 (SC 6420), ff. 44-49v
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nouȝt fer fro Canterbury
ther gooth a broke and ouer þat a brige…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyte þe Miller in my tale
Attributed Title: …and here begynneth þe tale (f. 44); The Reve (RT); here endith þe Reves tale… (f. 49v)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 414 (SC 27880), ff. 47-51v
First Lines:
[A]T Trumpington not ferre from Cambrigge
Ther goth a broke and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this cumpany gret & smale
Thus haue I quitte the Milners tale
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Reves tale (f. 47)
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 686 (SC 2527), ff. 49-54
First Lines:
At Trompyngton nat ferre fro cantebrigge
Ther goth a brok and over þat a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Save al þis company grete and smale
Thus have y quyt þe Miller in my tale
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Reues tale (f. 49); Reue (RT); Here endeth the Reues tale… (f. 54)
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton Donati 1 (SC 4138), ff. 45v-50v
First Lines:
At Trumpingtoun not fer fro Canterbrigge
þere goth a broke and ouer þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al þis compani grete and smale
Thus haue I quite þe millers tale
Note: I.3698, 4313 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And next / beginneth þe Carpenters tale of þe Miller of Trumpyngdoun (f. 45v); The Carpenters tale (RT); Here endeth þe Carpenters tale of þe Miller of Trympingdoun… (f. 50v)
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 600 (SC 1476), ff. 59-61
First Lines:
…This long night ther tides men no reste
But yett in force al shal be for þe best…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt þe Meller in my tale
Note: I.3921-4174 lost.
Attributed Title: þe Reue (RT)
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 739 (SC 1234), ff. 60-66
First Lines:
[A]t Trumpyngton noght fer fro Cambryge
Ther gothe a broke and ouer that bryge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this cumpany grete & smale
Thus haue I quyt the myller my tale
8.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 141 (SC 14635), ff. 22-27v
First Lines:
At Trompynton not fer from Cam brigge
Ther goth a broke & ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all the companye gret & smale
Thus haue I quyt the myller his tale
Note: I.4161-287 lost; 4287-8 reversed.
Attributed Title: …Here bygynneth the Reues tale (f. 22); The reue (RT); Here endeth the Reues tale… (f. 27v)
9.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 149 (SC 14641), ff. 22-23
First Lines:
…Nowe may I sey þat I am but an Ape
yet hath my felowe sum what for his harme…
Last Lines:
…Saue alle this Cumpany grete & smale
Thus haue I quitte the Millers tale
Note: I.3921-4201 lost.
Attributed Title: the Reve (RT)
10.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 223 (SC 14714), ff. 55-60v
First Lines:
At trompington nat fer fro cambrigge
Ther goth a brook and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…A gilour shal him self be giled be
And god that sitteth hy in mageste…
Note: I.4323-4 lost.
Attributed Title: …And here beginneth his tale folwing (f. 55); The Reues tale (RT)
11.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, ff. 52-57
First Lines:
At Trompyngton nat fer fro Cantebrigge
Ther gooth a broke and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this compaignye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyte the Millere in my tale
Note: I.4269-70 reversed; 4029, 4082, 4184 inserted in margin.
Attributed Title: he be gynnyth the tale / Narrat (f. 52, margin)
12.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 198, ff. 55-61
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nought fer fro Cantabregge
Ther goþ a brook and ouer þat a bregge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quytte þe meller in my tale
Note: Begins I.73; ends X.290.
Attributed Title: ffabula (margin, f. 55)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of Corpus Christi, Oxford MS 198 of the Canterbury Tales” .
13.Source: Oxford, New College 314, ff. 45v-51v
First Lines:
At trompynton not fer from Cambrig
Ther goth a brook & ouer þat a brig…
Last Lines:
…Saue al þis compane grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt þe myllere his tale
Note: I.4204 omitted.
Attributed Title: …begynning his tale (f. 45v); Reve (RT); Here endith the Revis tale… (f. 51v)
14.Source: Oxford, Trinity College 49, ff. 54v-59
First Lines:
At trumpynton nat fer fro Cambrugge
ther goth a broke and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this cumpanye grete and smale
thus haue I quite the Miller his tale
Note: I. 4191-4, 4269 omitted.
Attributed Title: the Reues Tale (f. 54v); The Reue (RT)
15.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.24, ff. 48-52v
First Lines:
At Trompyngton nat fer fro Caumbrygge
There goth a broke and ouer that a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the Millere in my tale
Attributed Title: Heere bigynneth the Reues Tale (f. 48); Thus endeth the Reues Tale… (f. 52v); quod the Reve (f. 52v, right margin)
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. 186v-192
First Lines:
AT Trompynton not fer fram cantabregge
þere goth a brok & ouer þat a bregge…
Last Lines:
…Save all þese cumpanyis grate & smale
Thus haue I quit þe Mellere in myn tale
Attributed Title: Here begynnyth the Reue his tale (f. 186)
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. 46-51
First Lines:
[A]t trompyngton nought ferre from Cambrygge
There gothe a broke and ouer that a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this companye grete and smale
And thus haue I quyt the mylner his tale
Note: I.4090-1 reversed.
Attributed Title: Reve (RT); Here endeth the reves tale of the mylner… (f. 52)
18.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Mm.2.5, ff. 43-47v
First Lines:
…Atte Trumpyngton noȝt ferre from Cantirbrigge
Ther goth a broke and ouer þat a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis company grete and smalle
Thus haf I quytte þe Meller in my tale
Note: I.3698 inserted in margin.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit fabula (f. 43); The Reues tale (RT)
19.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 181 [olim Ashburnham 127], ff. 58-63v
First Lines:
[A]t Trumpyngton not ferre fro Caumbrige
Ther gothe a broke and ouer þat a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Save all this company grete & smale
Thus haue I quytte þe myller his tale
Attributed Title: The Carpenters tale (f. 58); The C[trimmed] (RT); Here endeth þe Carpenters Tale (f. 63v)
20.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.3 (582), ff. 23ra-25va
First Lines:
At Trompington nat fer fro Cambrigge
Ther goth a brook and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this company gret & small
Thus haue I aquitt the Miller in my tale
Attributed Title: …with his tale folwing (f. 23ra)
21.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), ff. 66-72
First Lines:
AT trompyngton not fer from Cambrige
There goth a broke and ouer that a brige…
Last Lines:
…Saue alle this compeny grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the Miller his tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth his tale (f. 66); Here endeth the Reues tale… (f. 72)
22.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5140, ff. 58v-65
First Lines:
AT trompyngton nat fer fro Cambrygge
Ther goth a broke and ovir that a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Save al this companye grete and smale
Thus haue y quyte the myller in my tale
Attributed Title: Hic Incipit fabula prepositi (f. 68v); Reve (RT); Explicit fabula prepositi… (f. 65)
23.Source: London, British Library Addit. 35286 [olim Ashburnham 125], ff. 38-43
First Lines:
…Round was his face and camysed was his nose
And piled as an ape was his sculle…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this compaignye gret and smale
Thus haue I quyt the miller in my tale
Note: I.3921-33 lost.
Attributed Title: The Reue (RT); Here endeth the Reues tale… (f. 43)
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. 49v-54v
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nat fer from Caumbrigge
There goth a broke and ouere that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save all this company grete and smale
Thus haue I quytte the myller in my tale
Attributed Title: Thus endeth the Reves tale… (f. 54v)
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 2863 [olim Norton, post Compton Hall], ff. 34-36v
First Lines:
…A ful faire sight was it vpon hem two
On halidaies biforne hire wolde he goo…
Last Lines:
…Some esement haþ lawe schapen vs
ffor Iohn þere is a lawe þat seith þus…
Note: I.3921-50, 4181-4324 lost; 4031-2 omitted.
Attributed Title: The Reue (RT)
26.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2864 [olim Ingilby, post Compton Hall], ff. 57v-63
First Lines:
[A]t trompyngton nat fer fro Cambregge
Ther goth a brook and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save all this companye grete and smale
Thus have I quyt the millere in my tale
Attributed Title: Hic incipit fabula prepositi (f. 57v); The Reve is tale (RT); Explicit fabula prepositi… (f. 63)
27.Source: London, British Library Harley 1758, ff. 41-45v
First Lines:
At Trompyngton nouȝt fer fro Cambrygge
Ther goth a broke & ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this companye grete & smale
Thus haue I quyt the Miller in my tale
Note: A blank space of about about ten lines intervenes between the explicit and the incipit for the Cook’s Prologue.
Attributed Title: …& begynneth the Tale (f. 41); The Reues Tale (RT); here endith the Reues tale (f. 45v)
28.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 57vb-59va
First Lines:
At Thorpyngton not fer from Caumb[ugge?]
Þer gooþe a brooke & ouer þat a brugge…
Last Lines:
…Save alle þis companye her gret & smale
Thus have I qwite þe milner his tale
Note: I.4115 omitted; 3055, 4136 inserted in margin; 4159-60 reversed; spurious line follows 4116.
Attributed Title: …and / nowe begynnythe here nexste þe Revis tale (f. 57vb)
29.Source: London, British Library Harley 7334, ff. 52v-57v
First Lines:
AT Trompyngtoun nat fer fro Cantebrigge
Ther goth a brook and ouer þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al þis compaignie gret & smale
Thus haue I quyt þe Miller in his tale
Note: I.4209-10 reversed.
Attributed Title: …And here bygynneþ his tale (f. 52v); Reues tale (RT); here endeþ þe / Reeues tale (f. 57v)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Harleian MS 7334 of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. Chaucer Society 73. London: Trübner, 1885.
30.Source: London, British Library Harley 7335, ff. 37-42v
First Lines:
[A]t Trompyngton nat fer from Cambrigge
Ther goth a brok and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this Compaynye greet and smale
Thus haue I quyted the Millere in my tale
Note: I.4051-2 reversed.
Attributed Title: ffabula Carpentarij (f. 37, margin)
31.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 851, ff. 48v-53
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nouht fer fro Cam brugge
There goþe a broke & ouere þat a brugge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al þis compainye grete & smale
Thus haue I quyte þe Meller in my tale
Note: Verse ends on f. 230v.
Attributed Title: þe revese tale / begynneþ here (f. 48v); Þe Reve (RT); Explicit fabula… (f. 53)
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.
32.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XV, ff. 59-65
First Lines:
Atte Trumpyngton notte fferre ffrome Cambryge
There gothe A brooke and ouer that A brygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis Companye grete & smale
Thus haue I qwytte the Myller in my tale
Attributed Title: …And begynnyth the tale of the Reve (f. 59); Here endith the tale of the reve… (f. 65)
33.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, ff. 50v-55v
First Lines:
AT Trumpyngton nouȝt fer fro Caumbrygge
Ther goth a broke and ouer that a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue alle this companye grete & smale
Thus haue I quyt þe Mellere in my tale
Attributed Title: …And begynneth the tale (f. 50v); The Reve (RT)
34.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1685, ff. 44v-50
First Lines:
AT trympyngton not fer fro Cantebrigge
Ther goth a brook and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis companye grete & smale
Thus haue I quyt þe Meller in my tale
Attributed Title: Heere bigynneth the Reues tale (f. 44v, in margin); The Reue (RT)
35.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1686, ff. 62v-69v
First Lines:
AT Trompington not fer from Cambrige
There goth A brook & ouere þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save alle this company gret and smale
Thus have I quitte the myller in my tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth his tale folwyng (f. 62v); [t]He Reues tale (RT); Here endithe the tale of the Reve þat he tolde be þe Meller… (f. 69v)
36.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D [‘Hengwrt’], ff. 51-56v
First Lines:
AT Trompyngtoun nat fer fro Cantebrygge
Ther gooth a book and ouer that a brygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this compaignie grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the Miller in my tale
Attributed Title: Narrat (f. 51, margin); The Reve (RT); Here endeth the Reues tale (f. 56v)
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.
37.Source: Alnwick Castle, Duke of Northumberland MS 455, ff. 50v-54v
First Lines:
At Trompyngton nat ferr fro cambrigg
There goith a brook & ovir þat a brigg…
Last Lines:
…And feir & wele she crepith in to the clerk
And lay ful still and wold hav cauȝt a sclepe…
Note: I.4228-324 lost; 4005, 4065-70 omitted; 3923-4 reversed.
Attributed Title: …And here begynnyth he his tale (f. 50v)
38.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 197 (U.1.1), ff. 21rb-23va
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nat fer fro Canterbrigge
There goth a broke and ouere þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save all this companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quytte the myller in his tale
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Reves Tale (f. 21rb); The Reve (RT)
39.Source: Holkham Hall, Earl of Leicester MS 667, ff. 19va-22rb
First Lines:
Atte trumpington nat fer from cambrigge
Ther goth a broke and ouere that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save all this companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the miller in my tale
Note: I.4250 omitted; 4047-8, 4269-7 reversed; spurious line follows 4246. The leaf containing the end of Reeve’s Tale and the beginning of the Second Nun’s Prologue (comprising ff. 2+7 of Quire 4) is inverted, with f. 22 consequently following f. 16.
40.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 29, ff. 51-56
First Lines:
AT Trumpyngton nouȝt fer fro Caumbrigge
Ther goth a brook and ouer þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this company grete & smale
Thus haue I quitte the Millere his tale
Attributed Title: et Incipit fabula (f. 51); The Reue (RT); Explicit fabula (f. 56)
41.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 110, ff. 47v-52v
First Lines:
AT Trumpyngtoun not fer fro Cambrigge
Ther rennyþ abrook & ouer þat is abrygge…
Last Lines:
…Saue alle this compaignye gret and smale
Thus haue y quytte the miller in my tale
Note: I.4077-8 reversed.
Attributed Title: The Revestale (RT); The Reve (RT)
42.Source: London, Royal College of Physicians 388 (13), ff. 69-76
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nat fer from Cambrigge
Ther goth a brooke and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save al this compaigne grete and smale
Thus have I quyt the Miller in his tale
Attributed Title: Incipit ffabula (f. 69); Here endith the Reeves tale… (f. 76)
43.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 113 [olim Hodson 39], ff. 42-45v
First Lines:
Att Trumpyngton not fer fro Cambrigge
þer goth a brook and ouer þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save all þis Company grete and smale
Thus haue I quytte þe Miller his tale
Note: I.3981-6, 4173-4 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit fabula praepositi (f. 42); ffabula praepositi (f. 42, margin); Reve (RT); Explicit fabula praepositi (f. 45v)
44.Source: Petworth House, Lord Leconfield MS 7, ff. 55-60v
First Lines:
At Trumpington not fer fro Caunterbruge
Ther goþ a broke and over þat a bruge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al þe company grete & smale
Thus haue I quytte þe Meller in my tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneþ þe Reeues Tale (f. 55); The Reues Tale (RT); Thus Endeth þe Reues Tale… (f. 60v)
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.
45.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. 44v-49v
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton not fer fro Caumbrigge
There goith a broke and ouere that a Brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save alle thise companye grete and smale
Thus haue y quyt the Millers tale
Note: I.3981-6, 4172-4 omitted.
Attributed Title: Hic incipit fabula praepositi; (f. 44v); ffabula praepositi (f. 44v, in margin); Reve (RT); Explicit fabula prapositi… (f. 49v)
46.Source: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Library 564 [olim Ashburnham 126, post McCormick], ff. 2-8v
First Lines:
Atte Trumpyngton not fer fro caunterbrugge
þere goth a brook & ouer þat a brugge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all þis company grete & smale
þus haue I quyt þe myller his tale
Note: I.4287-8 reversed.
47.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M249 [olim Ashburnham 124, post Compton Hall], ff. 55v-60v
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nouȝt fer fro Caumbrigge
Ther goth a brook and over that a brigge
Last Lines:
…Save al this company grete and smale
Thus have I quytte the Millere his tale
Attributed Title: et Incipit fabula (f. 55v); The Reve (RT); Explicit fabula & cetera… (f. 60v)
48.Source: Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library 1084/2 [olim Rosenbach 158; prior W. A. White] 1-2v
First Lines:
Wich that I help my fadir for to stele
And good lemman God the save and keep…
Last Lines:
…Save al this compane grete and smale
Thus have I quyt the myller his tale
Note: Only I.4246-4372 of the Reeve’s Tale survives.
Attributed Title: Here endith the Reve his tale… (rubric, f. 2v)
49.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library 100 [olim Helmingham Hall], ff. 27v-33
First Lines:
At Trompyngdon nat fer fro Cambrigg
There goith a broke and ovir that abrigg…
Last Lines:
…Save al this company grete & smale
Thus haue I quyt þe Miller in my tale
Note: I.3950, 4125 omitted.
Attributed Title: …And here begynnyth the tale of the Reve (f. 27v); Ryve (RT); Reve (RT); Here endith the Ryve his tale (f. 33)
50.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], ff. 42-46v
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton nat fer fro Cantebrigge
Ther gooth a brook and ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this compaignye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the Miller in my tale
Attributed Title: Heere bigynneth the Reues tale (f. 41); Reue (RT); Heere is ended the Reues tale… (f. 46v)
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. 22rb-24va
First Lines:
At Trumpyngton not fer for Caumbrigge
þer gos a brook and ouyr þat a brigge…
Last Lines:
…saue al this company gret & smale
thus haue I quyt the mylner in my tale
Note: I.4092-3 omitted (defectus in margin); 4005-6, 4040-39 reversed.
Attributed Title: & subsequenter incipit fabula eiusdem (f. 22rb); Explicit fabula prepositi… (f. 24va)
52.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 24 [olim Chatsworth, Duke of Devonshire], ff. 48-53
First Lines:
At Trompington nat fer from Cambrigge
There goth a brook & ouer that a brigge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this company gret and smale
Thus haue I quit the Millere in my tale
Attributed Title: Hiere beginneth the Reues tale folwing (f. 48); Reues tale (RT)
53.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], ff. 42ra-44vb
First Lines:
At Trvmpyngtone nowt fer fro cantebregge
Theer gooht a broke & over it lyght a bregge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this cvmpane greete and smale
And thus have I quit thee Mellere his tale
Note: I.4231 omitted; spurious lines follow 4230.
Attributed Title: here be gynnyht thee tale (f. 42ra); The Revis Tale (RT); here endyht thee Revis tale (f. 44vb)
54.Source: Geneva, Bibl. Bodmer, Geneva 48 [olim Rosenbach 156, prior Phillipps 8136], ff. 51-56v
First Lines:
At Trumpington not ferre fro Cambrigge
Ther goth a brook and ouer that a Brigge…
Last Lines:
…Save all this cumpany gret & smale
Thus haue I quitte the mylneres tale
Attributed Title: Now begynneth the Reves tale (rubric, f. 51)
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. 68v-75v
First Lines:
[A]T trompynton not fer fro Cambrige
Ther goth a brook and ouer that a brige…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the Myllere his tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth his tale (f. 68v); Here endith the Reuys tale… (f. 75v)
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. h.7-i.4
First Lines:
[A]T trompynton not fer from Cambryge
Ther goth a brook & ouer that a bryge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al thys companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the myller in my tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth hys tale (sig. h.6v, foot); The Reues tale (RT); Here endyth the Reuys tale… (sig. i.4)
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. i.3v-k.1v
First Lines:
[A]T trompyngton nat fer from cambrige
There goth a broke and ouir that a bryge…
Last Lines:
…Saue al this company grete and smale
Thus haue I quyte the myller in my tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth his Tale (sig. i.4v); The Reues Tale (RT); Here endyth the Reues tale… (sig. k.1v)
4.Source: STC 5085. Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury Tales, Westminster, W. de Worde, 1498 , sigs. e.3va-e.6ra
First Lines:
[A]T trompynton not fer fro cambryge
Ther goth a broke & ouer that a bryge…
Last Lines:
…Saue all this companye grete and smale
Thus haue I quyt the myllar in my tale
Attributed Title: …And here begynneth his tale (sig. e.3v); The reues tale (RT); Here endyth the reues tale (sig. e.6)