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By deeds of Dyane I swear to thee
A wedding oath, a tag in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet translating ‘Iuro tibi sane per mistica sacra Dyane / Me tibi nupturam sponsam comitemque futuram’, which precedes it
Subjects: marriage, oath for; sermons, verse in; oaths; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 24v
Transcription:
By dedys of dyane I swere to þe
Her after to take & wedde þe
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 33v
Transcription:
By dedes of dyane I swere to þe
Here after to take & wedde þe
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550), f. 97v
Transcription:
Be dedys of dyane I swere to the
Here after to taken and wedden the
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 44
Transcription:
By dedes of [dyane] I swere to the
Her aftur to take and wedde the
Editions:
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 97.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 33v
Transcription:
By þe ath þat I swere to þe
here after to take & wedd þe
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 39rb
Transcription:
Be dedys of diane I swere to þe
here after to taken & wedde þe
7.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iv.2, f. 23
Transcription:
By dedys of dyane I swere to þe
Her after to take and to wedde the
8.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 52v
Transcription:
By dedes of dyane I swere to the
here after to take and wedde the
9.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 175rb
Transcription:
By dedys of dyan y swere to þe
here aftir to take and wedde þe
10.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 47
Transcription:
Be bedes of diane I swere to the
here after to take and wed þe
Note: Written as prose.
11.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 77va
Transcription:
By þe othe þat y swere þo to þe
here after to take & wedde me
Note: Written as prose.
12.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 25v