The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1798
IMEV 1119.3
Harry harry hobillschowe
‘The manere of the crying of ane playe’ by William Dunbar — 173 lines in eleven 16-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The manere of the crying of ane playe’
Versification: — sixteen-line — aaabcccbdddbeeeb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 118v-120
First Lines:
Hiry hary hubbilschow
Se ȝe not quha Is cum now…
Last Lines:
…And quha trowis best þat I do lude
skynk first to me þe can
Attributed Title: Ane littill Interlud of þe droichis fule pairt of þ[cropped] (f. 118v); ffinis off þe droichis pairt of þe play (f. 120)
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.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.258-64.
Poems in the Scottish Dialect by Several Celebrated Poets. Glasgow: R. Foulis, 1748: 38-42.
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 : 257-8.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 219-24.
Pinkerton, John, ed. Select Scottish Ballads. 2 vols. London: Nichols, 1783: 2.75-80.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 2.350-4.
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: 3.337-41.
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: 2.314-20.
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: 2.315-20.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 16500 [formerly Acc. 4233; Asloan MS], ff. 240-242v
First Lines:
Harry harry hobillschowe
Se quha Is cummyn nowe…
Last Lines:
…A gret vngracious gan
Sen scho Is gane þe gret forlore…
Note: (= pp. 495-500) Here set out in 8-line stanzas; ends line 165; nineteenth-century transcript in Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.450/1 [olim Laing 450], ff. 46-51; repr. Laing (1822); Laing (1834), 2.37-43; Schipper (1894), 191-7; Schipper (1892), 2.100-7; Baildon (1907), 89-93.
Attributed Title: Heir followis þe maner of þe crying of ane playe (f. 240)
Craigie, William Alexander. The Asloan Manuscript. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 14, 16. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1923, 192: 2.149-54.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 170-4.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 102-7.