The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2291
IMEV 1370.5
NIMEV Dunbar
I that in health was and gladness
William Dunbar, ‘Lament for the Makars’ — twenty-five quatrains with refrain: ‘Timor mortis conturbat me
Author(s): Dunbar Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Lament for the Makars’
Subjects: mortality; death, fear of
Versification: — four-line — aabb
Macaronic: Latin

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 189-192
First Lines:
I That in heilth wes and glaidnes
and trowblit now with grit seiknes…
Last Lines:
…eftir our deid þat leif may we
Timor mortis conturbat me
Attributed Title: ffinis quod dunbar (p. 192)
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: 1.214-17.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 109-110
First Lines:
I that is in heill ws wes & glaidness
am trublit now with grit seikness…
Last Lines:
…Eftir deth that leif may we
Tymor mortis conturbat me
Attributed Title: quod dumbar (f. 110)
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.: 1.129-35.
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 : 239-40.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 94-9.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 78-82.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.325-32.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.211-15.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 348-52.
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: 3.308-11.
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 187-91.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 285-90.
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: 86-92.
Kaufmann, Johannes. Traité de la langue…Dunbar. Bonn: Wever, 1873: 23-46.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 146-9.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 23-7.
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: 2.287-91.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 250-2 (18 st. only).
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 515-18.

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.3-b.4v
First Lines:
I þat in heill vves and gladnes
Am trublit now with gret seiknes…
Last Lines:
…Efter our deid that lif may we
Timor mortis conturbat me
Note: Follows 6134.
Attributed Title: Quod dunbar quhen he wes sek (sig. b.4v)
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.
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827.
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: 2.48-51.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 259-62.
Bad Key: Mackenzie1932: 20-3.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 61-4.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 316-18.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 147-51.