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DIMEV 1143
IMEV 688.3
NIMEV Dunbar
Done is a battle on the dragon black
William Dunbar, ‘On the Resurrection’ — five 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) including the refrain, ‘Surrexit Dominus de sepulchro
Note: Cf. 5060.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘On the Resurrection’
Subjects: Christ, burial and resurrection
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 35
First Lines:
Done is a battell on þe dragon blak
our campioun chryst counq confountit hes his force…
Last Lines:
…dispulit of þe tresur þat he ȝemit
Surrexit dominus de sepulchro
Attributed Author: ffinis quod dunbar (f. 35)
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:
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 107-8.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 89-91.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.247-8.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 85-6.
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: 1.94-6.
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: 2.156-7.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 379-81.
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: 4.77-9.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 203-4.
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: 2.88-9.
Bad Key: Mackenzie1932: 159-60.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 7-8.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 253-4.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 315-16.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 547-8.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 132-3.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 504-5.