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To Danao and Egistes also-
The torches brennen and the lampes brighte,
'My righte doghter, tresor of myn herte !
2600. Th. Of (for To); without authority. 2601. C. Al thow; rest And thogh (less clearly). 2603. T. C. Th. lyked; rest lyketh. 2606. F. Tn. B. witterly; rest vttyrly. 2615. F. Tn. B. om, of soun. 2619. F. Tn. B. om. right. 2620. F. Tn. Th. B. that (for the). 2624. F. Tn. Th. B. om, he. 2625. F. Tn. Th. B. voided was. F. B. om. hem. 2627 F. om. after. 2629. F. om. Ist that. 2632. C. myn; T. A. ins. my before doghter ; rest om. 2633. F. Tn. Th. B. om. I. T. say; A. seye; rest seyth.
And werk after thy wyser ever-mo.
This Ypermistra caste her eyen doun,
"I nil,' quod he, ‘have noon excepcioun;'
This Ypermistra hath ny her wit forlon;
2637. C. A., I; rest om. 2640. C. A. as in this; T. now on thys; F. Tn. Th. B. as seyn these. 2643. C. nescapist; Tn. Th. B. ne scapest ; F. ne schapest (!). 2652. F. Tn. Th. B. be to me. 2655. Tn. Th. y-sene; rest sene. 2656. Tn. y-goo; A. ygo; rest goo (go). 2661. F. make; rest haue. 2666. So C. T. A. (but with costret for costrel); rest And with-al a costrel taketh he tho (badly).
2667. F. Tn. Th. B. om. or three (leaving the line too short).
Yif him to drinke, whan he goth to reste,
Out comth the bryd, and with ful sober chere,
The night is wasted, and he fel a-slepe;
2668. A. to; rest om. 2670. F. B. Martotikes (for narcotikes). T. A. opies; C. opijs; Th. apies; F. Tn. B. Epies (for opies). 267I. F. Tn. Th. B. ins. to before longe. 2674. F. Tn. Th. B. om. is. 2676. F. B. beth. T. sone byn; rest om. sone. C. a (for to). 2682. F. hushst (for husht); Th. hushte; C. A. hust; Tn. houste. 2684. F. Tn. B. streyneth hir; Th. strayned her; C. T. hire streynyth ; A. hir stryngith.
2686. F. Th. B. swich (suche) a were; Tn. suche awere ; C. this awer ; A. this awere; T. that were. 2689. F. Tn. Th. B. om. and. 2696. F. Tn. Th. B. om, me. 2697. F. B. (only) Or for And.
And hath my feith, yit is it bet for me
This Lino swifte was, and light of fote,
This tale is seid for this conclusioun
2709. C. T. A. at a (for at the). 2712. So T. A. ; C. from his wif ran; rest from her ran. 2714. C. A. or that; rest om. that. C. forth (for fer). 2717. C. T. haddist ; rest hast. 2718. C. T. To; rest And. 2721. Addit. (12524), sette hyr; C. set hire ; T. A. sat hyr ; rest sate (om. her). 2722. F. Tn. Th. And til (for Til); B. And then.
A TREATISE ON THE
ITELL Lowis my sone, I have perceived wel by certeyne
evidences thyn abilite to lerne sciencez touchinge noumbres and proporciouns; and as wel considere I thy bisy preyere in special to lerne the Tretis of the Astrolabie. Than, for as mechel as a philosofre seith, "he wrappeth him in his frend, that con- 5 descendeth to the rightful preyers of his frend,' ther-for have I geven thee a suffisaunt Astrolabie as for oure orizonte, compowned after the latitude of Oxenford ; up-on which, by mediacion of this litel tretis, I purpose to teche thee a certein nombre of conclusions apertening to the same instrument. I seye a certein of conclusiouns, 10 for three causes. The furste cause is this : truste wel that alle the conclusiouns that han ben founde, or elles possibly mighten be founde in so noble an instrument as an Astrolabie, ben un-knowe perfitly to any mortal man in this regioun, as I suppose. A-nother cause is this; that sothly, in any tretis of the Astrolabie that I have 15 seyn, there ben some conclusions that wole nat in alle thinges performen hir bihestes; and some of hem ben to harde to thy tendre age of ten yeer to conseyve. This tretis, divided in fyve
Little Lewis my son, I perceive that thou wouldst learn the Conclusions of the Astrolabe; wherefore I have given thee an instrument constructed for the latitude of Oxford, and purpose to teach thee some of these conclusions. I say some, for three reasons; (1) because some of them are unknown in this land ; (2) because some are uncertain ; or else (3) are too hard. This treatise, divided into five