[3.] Lipsitz PJ, Flaxman LM, T artow
LR, Malek BK: Maternal hyperbilirubinemia and the newborn.
come hyder to han fame?" "Nay, for sothe, frend," quod y; "I cam noght hyder, graunt mercy, For no such cause, by my hed!
For which thou art ybounden as a knight To helpen me, if it lay in thy might, Or elles artow
fals, I dar wel seyn.
Adroitly pursuing the Master of Indirection further into his self-presentation as teller of the two tales at the center of this fragment, Lee Patterson has argued that Chaucer frames here a modern vision of autonomous literature as opposed to the courtly or didactic and represents, through the recurrent figure of the child, a corresponding subjectivity that both transcends and suffers history ("What man artow?" 162-64).
Earlier, before Harry asks Chaucer to tell his first tale, and just after The Prioress' Tale, which the Host perhaps imitates here, he addresses and then describes our narrator in a way that implies an incipient act of scapegoating "What man artow?" quod he; "Thou lookest as thou woldest fynde an hare, For evere upon the ground I se thee stare ...
IMEV 1967.5, 'Lord on alle synful heere knelynge on ther kne' (the concluding prayer of 'Why artow
froward?' [IMEV 3845]): delete this entry; the concluding prayer never appears separated from the whole poem.
22 Lee Patterson "'What Man Artow
?': Authorial Self-Definition in The Tale of Sir Thopas and The Tale of Melibee," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 11 (1989): 117-75, here 147.
2) After line 374 (That thu shuldest be bounde bothe honed and fote), lines 375 (Therfore I the beseche brother Gamelyn) and 376 (Lat me nought be forsworne brother artow
myn) are missing, and, once again, the following line is changed.
come hider to han fame ?' 'Nay, forsoothe, frende,' quod y, indeed 'I cam noght hyder, graunt mercy, thanks very much For no such cause, by my hede !