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I Master Andro Kennedy
William Dunbar, ‘The Testament of Mr Andro Kennedy’ — thirteen 8-line macaronic stanzas and a concluding 12-line stanza
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The Testament of Mr Andro Kennedy’
Subjects: testaments; satire
Versification: — eight-line, twelve-line — abababab, abababababab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 24v-26
First Lines:
I Maister walter Kennedie
Curro quando sum vocatus…
Last Lines:
…to flie þe devill þan hardelie sing
de terra plasmasti me
Note: 14 x 8, abababab, plus 1 x 12, abababababab; 5th, 6th, 8th, 14th stanzas corrupt.
Attributed Author: ffinis quod Kennedie (f. 26)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 135-138
First Lines:
I maister Walter Kennedie
Curro quando sum vocatus…
Last Lines:
…To fle þe dewill þan hardelie sing
De terra plasmasti me
Attributed Author: finis quod kennedie (p. 138)
Editions:
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: 1.155-9.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 154-155v
First Lines:
I maister andro Kennedy
Curro quando sum vocatus…
Last Lines:
…To fle the feyndis than hardly sing
De terra plasmati me
Attributed Author: be dumbar (f. 155v)
Attributed Title: Heir endis the tesment of maister andro kennedy Maid be dumbar quhen he wes lyk to dy (f. 155v)
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:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 2.76-81.
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 : 273.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 42-7.
Poems in the Scottish Dialect by Several Celebrated Poets. Glasgow: R. Foulis, 1748: 18-22.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 41-6.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.137-41.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 153-8.
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: 4.488-91.
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: 2.54-8.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 211-15.
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: 3.11-17.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 100-3.
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: 3.62-6.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7350. Dunbar, William, The Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo, and Other Poems, [Scotland? printer of The tua mariit wemen, 1507?] , sigs. b.5-b.6v
First Lines:
I maister andro kennedy
Curro quando sum vocatus
Last Lines:
…To fle þe fendis þan hardely sing
De terra plasmasti me
Note: Follows 6134, 2291 and 3603.
Facsimiles:
Beattie, William. “Introduction.” The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Nine Tracts from the First Scottish Press, Edinburgh, 1508 Followed by the Two other Tracts in the same Volume in the National Library of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950: 193-6.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.296.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 263-6.
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: 2.54-8.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 71-4.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 96-8.