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O marble herte and yet more harde perde

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 90r

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 f. [90r]

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 1    O marble herte and yet more ^harde perde
2    wych mercy may not perce for no labor
3    more stronge to bowe than ys a myghty tree
4    what avanay avayleth yow to shewe so great rygor
5    pleasyth ^ yt yow more to se me dye thys hour
6    before yowr yowr eyen for yowr dysporte and play
7    than for to shewe some comforte and socour
8    to respyte death / wych chaseth me alway

Commentary

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Transcribed by TH2, this entry is an excerpt (lines 717-24) from Richard Roos’ adaptation of La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Alain Chartier. The speaker in this excerpt rebukes the lady for her callousness and cruel delight at his pain. TH2 enters another excerpt from the same poem below this selection (“Alas what shuld yt be to yow preiudyce” (90r(3)); TH2 most likely copied both passages from Thynne’s edition of Chaucer (c. 1532). TH2 separates the passages on the page with flourishes. The Devonshire Manuscript contains various other medieval and Chaucerian excerpts (see the Commentaryon “Womans harte vnto no creweltye” (89v)).

Textual Notes

Texts Collated

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 T5068.13

Collation

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 1 1 herte and] herte/and T5068.13 perde] parde T5068.13
2 wych] Whiche T5068.13 labor] labour T5068.13
3 more] More T5068.13 stronge] strange T5068.13 than] thna T5068.13 ys] is T5068.13 tree] tre T5068.13
4 what] What T5068.13 avayleth] auayleth T5068.13 yow] you T5068.13 rygor] rigour T5068.13
5 pleasyth] Pleaseth T5068.13 yt yow] it you T5068.13 thys] this T5068.13
6 before] Before T5068.13 yowr] your T5068.13 eyen for] eyen/for T5068.13 yowr] your T5068.13 dysporte] disporte T5068.13
7 than] Than T5068.13
8 to] To T5068.13 death / wych] dethe/whiche T5068.13

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