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Guk guk good day sir gape while ye get it
Robert Henryson, ‘Sum practysis of Medecyne’ — ninety lines in seven stanzas
Author(s): Robert Henryson
Title(s): ‘Sum practysis of Medecyne’
Subjects: medicine
Versification: — irregular — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 141v-142v
First Lines:
Guk guk gud day schir gaip quhill ȝe get it
Sic greting may gane weill gud laik in ȝour hude…
Last Lines:
…It is ane mirk mirrour
ane vþir manis erss
Note: Second occurrence in MS; used as introduction to first part of MS, ‘contenand ballattis of theoligie’ (f. 43); here just the one stanza alone in centre of page, facing first folio of MS.
Attributed Author: quod maister robert Henrysone (f. 142v)
Attributed Title: Sum practysis of medecyne (f. 141v)
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:
Smith, G. Gregory, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 55 (1906), 58 (1908), 64 (1914); rpt. New York, 1968: 3.150-3.
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: 3.28-30.
Metcalfe, William Musham, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. Paisley: Gardner, 1917: 229.
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: 3.401-4.
Laing, David. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh: Paterson, 1865: 43.
Wood, Henry Harvey. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1933; 2nd ed. rev., 1958: 152-60; 1958, 157.
Kinghorn, Alexander Manson, ed. The Middle Scots Poets. London: Arnold, and Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1970: 74.
Fox, Denton, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. Oxford: Clarendon, 1981: 179-82.