The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1859
IMEV 1148.5
NIMEV Dunbar
He that has gold and great riches
William Dunbar, ‘Ane his awin ennemy’ — five 5-line stanzas with alternating refrains, ‘He wirkis sorow to him sell’ and ‘I gif him to the dewill of hell’
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Ane his awin ennemy’
Subjects: wealth, evils of
Versification: — five-line — aabab

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 212-213
First Lines:
He þat hes gold and grit ryches
And may be in to myrrynes…
Last Lines:
…He þat dois on dry breid wirrie
I gif him to the dewill of hell
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: 1.239-40.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 115v-116
First Lines:
He that hes gold and grit richess
And may be into mirryness…
Last Lines:
…he þat dois on dry breid virry
I gif him to the devill of hell
Note: Follows immediately after second occurrence of 1481.
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 116)
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.: 1.204-5.
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 : 252.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 66.
Pinkerton, John, ed. Select Scottish Ballads. 2 vols. London: Nichols, 1783: 2.55-6.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.345.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.107.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 91-2.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 59-60.
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: 2.329-30.
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: 2.134-5.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 236-7.
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: 3.38-9.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 115.
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: 2.308-9.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 2.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 59.