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Devoured with dream devising in my slumber
‘A general satyre’ ascribed to William Dunbar (and also to James Inglis) — sixteen 5-line stanzas (aabab) with internal rhyme in first four lines (so ababcdcbb) including refrain, ‘Within þis land wes neuir hard nor sene’
Author(s): William Dunbar (attrib.); James Inglis (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘A general satyre’
Subjects: satire
Versification: — five-line — aabab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 187-189
First Lines:
Doverrit in dreme devysing in my slummer
How þat this realme with nobillis out of nummer…
Last Lines:
…Sic pudding fillaris discending doun of millaris
within this land wes never harde nor sene
Attributed Author: ffinis quod sir Iames inglis (p. 189)
Editions:
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 314-21.
Schipper, Jakob, ed. The Poems of William Dunbar. 4 vols. Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophische-Historische Klasse 40/2; 40/4; 41/4; 42/4. Vienna, 1892-93: 4.9-19.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 162-4.
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.211-13.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], pp. 47-48
First Lines:
Deuorit of with dreme devysing in my slummer
How þat þis realme with nobilis out of nummer…
Last Lines:
…At sathanas seinȝe syne sic ane wmsall meinȝe
Within þis Land was nevir hard nor sene
Attributed Author: ffinis quod dumbar (p. 48)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 1.79.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 60-61
First Lines:
Devorit with dreme devysing in my slummer
How þat this realme with nobillis owt of nummer…
Last Lines:
…Off sathanis senȝie Syne sic ane vnsall menȝie
Within this land was nevir hard nor sene
Note: Second occurrence in MS.
Attributed Author: ffinis quod Dumbar (f. 61)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 1.79.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.102-6.
Mackay, Charles. The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay. 2 vols. London: Virture, 1866-68; repr. of Alan Ramsay , The Evergreen; alt. title: Ramsay and the Earlier Scots Poets : 235-6.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 51-5.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 49-52.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.273-7.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.24-7.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 291-5.
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 1.162-5.
Small, John, Ae. James George Mackay, George Powell McNeill, and Walter Gregor, eds. The Poems of William Dunbar. 5 pts. Scottish Text Society 2, 4, 16, 21, 29. Edinburgh, 1884-93: 2.81-3.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 151-3.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 70-2.