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Forcy as death is likand love
Robert Henryson, On the Annunciation — six 12-line stanzas
Author(s): Robert Henryson
Title(s): On the Annunciation
Subjects: Annunciation
Versification: — twelve-line — ababbaabbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 34.7.3, ff. 71-72v
First Lines:
Forcy as deith is likand lufe
Throuch quhome al bittir suete…
Last Lines:
…Quhare þi makar of michtis mast
Is kyng and þow þer quene Is
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.450/1 [olim Laing 450], ff. 90-92.
Attributed Author: Quod R Henrisoune (f. 72v)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh: Paterson, 1865: 33.
Smith, G. Gregory, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 55 (1906), 58 (1908), 64 (1914); rpt. New York, 1968: 3.145.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 43-5.
Smith, G. Gregory. Specimens of Middle Scots. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwell, 1902: 8-10.
Wood, Henry Harvey. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1933; 2nd ed. rev., 1958: 199-201.
Elliott, Charles, ed. Robert Henryson: Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1963/1974: 112-14.
Fox, Denton, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. Oxford: Clarendon, 1981: 154-6.
Kindrick, Robert L., ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1997.