APPENDIX

Mede, Mercede and Mercy in Piers Plowman

Mede 126

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2 20 That is Mede þe mayde, hath niyed me ful ofte
2 28 And Mede is manered aftur hym, as men of kyn
2 39 And what man Mede loueth, my lyf y dar wedde
2 41 man moste to heuene Mede most letteth
2 46 Tomorwe worth Mede ymaried to a mansed wrecche
2 48 aterynge speche hath Mede foule enchaunted
2 51 That Mede is thus ymaried, tomorwe þou shalt
2 57 nce for coueityse of mede
2 59 And y say how Mede was maried, metyng as it were
2 62 ny manere men þat of Mede kynne were
2 67 route þat ran aboute Mede
2 69 Were most pryue with Mede of eny men, me thoghte
2 75 se and grauntid also Mede
2 80 yleueth vp lykyng of Mede
2 81 his worth here laste mede
2 83 Mede and suche men at aftur mede wayten
2 83 suche men þat aftur mede wayten
2 86 That Mede is maried more for here richesse
2 126 For Mede is moilere, Amendes was here dame
2 129 here moder Amendes Mede may not be wedded
2 139 man, of thy mercy mede haue diserued
2 140 man may, an heye, mede of god diserue
2 142 That Mede may be wedded to no man bot Treuthe
2 144 lacchen largeliche mede
2 151 And Mede is moylore and mayden of gode
2 155 matrymonye may be of Mede and of Falshede
2 167 For he may Mede amaystrye with his merye speche
2 172 Til Mede be thy wedded wyf wolle we nat stun
2 173 For we haue Mede amaystred thorw oure mery tonge
2 183 shereue sholde bere Mede
2 186 eues righte faste by Mede
2 201 And Mede in e myddes and al this men aftur
2 203 many maner men, for Mede sake sende aftur
2 205 hem þe way and with Mede abyde
2 220 And bryngeth Mede to me, maugrey hem alle
2 256 Saue Mede þe mayde no ma durste abyde
3 2 Now is Mede þe mayde and na mo of hem alle
3 5 To take Mede þe mayde and maken here at ese
3 11 Took Mede by þe myddel and myldeliche here
3 13 rthe and mynstracie Mede to plese
3 18 sayden, Mourne nat, Mede, ne make thow no sorwe
3 22 Myldeliche Mede thenne mercyede hem alle
3 27 re leue at this lady Mede
3 31 And Mede hendeliche behyhte hem þe same
3 40 To Mede þe mayde myldeliche he sayde
3 46 Thenne Mede for here mysdedes to this man knele
3 54 and in mataynes for Mede we shal synge
3 64 Haueth mercy, quod Mede, on men þat hit haunteth
3 79 3ut Mede the mayr myldeliche she bysouhte
3 117 Ac Mede þe mayde þe mayre a bisowte
3 122 loue, quod this lady Mede
3 126 hem þat wolleth take mede
3 131 yl come, calde aftur Mede
3 157 Woltow wedde this Mede yf y wol assente
3 214 lerkes and coueitise Mede hath knet togederes
3 218 Such a maister is Mede among men of gode
3 219 Thenne mournede Mede and menede here to þe kyng
3 226 meschief is greet Mede may helpe
3 252 schipe or oþer large mede
3 259 were y a kyng, quod Mede
3 261 Ac hadde y, Mede, ben his marchel ouer his men in Fr
3 269 To 3eue men mede þat meekliche hym serueth
3 271 Mede maketh hym be byloued and for a man
3 275 And 3euen mede to men to meyntene here lawes
3 276 for here seruyse mede they asken
3 277 And taken mede of here maistres as ei mowen acord
3 278 and bedemen crauen mede for here preyeres
3 279 or here minstracie a mede thei asken
3 280 kes craueth therfore mede
3 282 Asken mede and mas-pans and here mete bothe
3 283 yn crafty men crauen mede for here prentises
3 284 Marchaundise and mede mot nede togederes
3 285 eth þat he ne loueth mede
3 288 Mede is worthy, me thynketh, þe maistrye
3 290 That Mede is euermore a mayntenour of gyle
3 291 by such þat 3eueth mede
3 293 To 3eue men mede more oþer lasse
3 294 Ac ther is mede and mercede, and bothe men demen
3 296 Mede many tymes men 3eueth bifore þe doy
3 298 That eny man mede toke but he hit myhte deserue
3 301 aue hap to his hele mede to deserue
3 308 And at is no mede but a mercede, a manere dewe dette
3 315 The mede þat many prest taken for masses þat
3 317 In marchandise is no mede, y may hit wel avowe
3 337 Thus is mede and mercede as two maner relacions
3 397 He þat mede may lacche maketh lytel tale
3 399 acorde acounteth mede litel
3 416 me may of Mede
3 418 hel saued a kyng for mede
3 433 For eny mede of money al that thow myhte
3 440 thorw coueytise of mede
3 452 Shal no Mede be maister neueremore aftur
3 459 Muche euel is thorw Mede mony tymes ysoffred
3 494 For Machameth and Mede shullen mishap þat tyme
3 496 As wroth as wynd wax Mede þeraftur
3 509 to hem þat taketh mede
3 512 wynneth þat wol 3eue mede
4 11 Of Mede and of mo othere and what man shal
4 27 Whiche a maister Mede was amonges pore and riche
4 74 his werkes there was Mede yknowe
4 76 And token Mede with hem, mercy to wynne
4 93 Then gan Mede to meken here and mercy she bisouht
4 100 And Mede hath made my mendes, y may no more
4 110 That Mede myhte be maynpernour Reson thei bys
4 135 Whiles Mede hath the maistrie þer motyng is at
4 142 Ne thorw mede haue mercy, by Marie of heuene
4 151 Mede in the mot-halle tho on men of lawe
4 158 worth mayster ouer Mede at þe laste
4 159 Loue lette of Mede tho lyhte and Leutee 3ut lasse
4 163 Mede mornede tho and made an heuy chere
4 166 With Mede þe mayde tho out of þe moet-halle
4 167 cryede, A! capias Mede
4 170 And modiliche vppon Mede many tymes lokede
4 173 Mede and men of 3oure craft muche treuth
4 176 Mede shal nat maynprise 3ow, by Marye of
7 87 And 3eueth such mede and mete and pore men refuse
7 218 and profrede Peres mede
7 221 Treuthe þat y toke mede
8 39 thy mayster, maugre Mede chekes
9 55 That mede of mene men for here motynge taken
9 286 Ther as mede ne mercy may nat a myte availle
9 288 Mercy for mede, and my lawe breke
13 101 And as moche mede for a myte þer he offreth
13 150 And how þat men mede toke and mercy refusede
17 75 That his mede and his manhede for eueremore shal
20 370 ynges what is lyares mede

Mercede 3
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3 294 Ac ther is mede and mercede, and bothe men demen
3 308 is no mede but a mercede, a manere dewe dette
3 337 Thus is mede and mercede as two maner relacions

Mercy 87
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1 12 And sayde, Mercy, madame, what may this be to mene
1 44 A madame, mercy, me lyketh wel 3oure wordes
1 173 mekeliche with mouth mercy he bysoughte
1 176 htfull and meke, and mercy gan graunte
2 3 And sayde, Mercy, madame, for Mary loue of heuene
2 139 For y, man, of thy mercy mede haue diserued
3 64 Haueth mercy, quod Mede, on men þat hit hauntet
3 482 Mercy or no mercy as most trewe acorden
4 76  ken Mede with hem, mercy to wynne
4 93 he to meken here and mercy she bisouhte
4 98 To haue mercy on þat man that many tymes hym gre
4 142 Ne thorw mede haue mercy, by Marie of heuene
6 5 wlokede vp and lord, mercy! cryede
6 11 w wol y meke me and mercy byseche
6 17 em, y byseche god of mercy
6 99 ly and biseke god of mercy
6 180 putour, of his puyr mercy
6 203 on lechours haue mercy
6 283 Mercy for my mysdedes þat y ne mourned o
6 333 And haddest mercy vppon þat man for memento his sa
6 336 For thy mochel mercy mitigacioun y biseche
6 345 Trist in his mechel mercy and 3ut þou myhte be saued
6 350 And cryen hym mercy, shal neuere come in helle
6 354 And haue his mercy in thy mynde and marchaundise
7 129 of oure mysdedes, do mercy to vs alle
7 161 cryde Crist þer-fore mercy
7 164 And for i muchel mercy and Marie loue thi moder
7 252 The mote is of Mercy, the manere in þe myddes
7 310 Mercy is a mayden there hath myhte ouer
8 38 mersyen eny man late mercy be taxour
8 182 Haue mercy on hem, Hunger, quod Peres, and la
9 247 Amenden hym and mercy aske and mekeliche hym shryue
9 286 Ther as mede ne mercy may nat a myte availle
9 288 Mercy for mede, and my lawe breke
9 359 cristene to crye god mercy
11 56 Ne were mercy in mene men more then in riht rich
11 100 And saide, Mercy, madame, 3oure man shal y worthen
11 238 men techen of goddis mercy and prechen
11 253 here moste meschef mercy were þe beste
11 254 And mercy of mercy nedes moet aryse
12 78 Mercy for his mysdedes with mouthe and w
12 80 Mercy þat she ne may al amende, and meke
12 163 mynde in god and his mercy to craue
13 14 kynge criede hym mercy
13 150 men mede toke and mercy refusede
14 62 To 3eue mercy for mysdedes 3if men hit wol aske
15 236 In his mouthe mercy and amende vs all
16 24 amende vs for thy mercy and make vs alle meke
17 286 be saued but thorw mercy and grace
18 268 Mercy for oure mysdedes as many tymes
18 287 lette me see. Lord, mercy! y saide
18 299 The myhte of goddes mercy that myhte vs alle amende
19 189 and grace withouten mercy
19 201 melteth myhte into mercy, as we may se a wynter
19 205 Melteth al to mercy to merciable and to non oþere
19 213 Mercy for his mekenesse wol maky good
19 216 and men crien hym mercy
19 223 and grace withouten mercy
19 280 How myhte he aske mercy or eny mercy hym defende
19 280 aske mercy or eny mercy hym defende
19 281 wilfulliche wolde mercy anyente
19 293 And myldeliche his mercy aske, myhte y nat be saued
19 300 That may no kynge mercy graunte til bothe men acorde
19 306 That mercy in here mynde may nat thenne falle
19 309 amys is, and his mercy grettore
19 331 To man þat mercy asketh and amende thenketh
19 340 Haeth mercy on suche men þat euele may soffre
19 342 iche quencheth godes mercy
19 347 Alle manere men mercy and for3euenesse
20 94 nees and criede Iesu mercy -
20 99 And haue mercy on me, ri3tfol Iesu! and riht with
20 124 Mercy hihte þat mayde, a mylde thynge wi
20 130 his maydones metten, Mercy and Treuthe
20 136 merueyle þerof, quod Mercy, murthe hit bitokneth
20 154 holde thy tonge, Mercy
20 159 Thenne Mercy fol myldely mouthed this wordes
20 177 That is soth, saide Mercy, and y se here bi southe
20 194 That Mercy, my sustur, and y mankynde shal sa
20 196 Mercy, my suster, and me to maynprisen h
20 452 Y may do mercy of my rihtwysnesse and alle myn wo
20 463 And mercy al mankynde bifore me in heuene
21 78 gold, withouten mercy askynge
21 96 For mirre is mercy to mene and mylde speche of tonge
21 190 To alle manere men, mercy and for3euenesse
21 333 a manere morter, and mercy hit hihte


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