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I vow to God she makes great steer
A song of the English against Black Agnes of Dunbar, quoted in Wyntoun’s Chronicle (658) — two couplets (VIII. 4993)
Title(s): Chronicle
Subjects: Black Agnes of Dunbar; historical poems; chronicles, verse in



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero D.XI
Editions:
Amours, François Joseph. The Original Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun. 6 vols. Scottish Text Society. 50, 53-4, 56-7, 63 Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1903-14: 6.91.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 231.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature in Old and Middle English.” Leeds Studies in English 5 (1936): 1-49: 44.
2.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 197
3.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XX
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. The Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1872-79: 2.436.
MacPherson, David, ed. De orygynale cronykil of Scotland. London: Bensley, 1795.
4.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.3, f. 401
Transcription:
I wow to god scho makis gret stere
þe scottis wench ploddere
Cum I aire or cum I lait
I fand Annes at þe ȝate
Note: At end of Book VIII, chapter 29.
5.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.4, f. 354v
Transcription:
I wow to god scho beris hir weill
The scottis wenche with hir plodtill
ffor cum I air cum I lait
I fand Dayme annes at þe ȝait
Note: At end of Chapter CLXVIII.
6.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.431 [olim Laing 431]
Transcription:
I wow to god scho makis gret stere
þe scottis wench ploddere
Cum I aire or cum I lait
I fand Annes at þe ȝate
Note: At end of Book VIII, chapter 29.
7.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 651 [olim Alexander Boswell], f. 251v
Transcription:
I wow to god scho beris hire wele
The scottis wenche with hire plodille
ffor cum I ayrly cum I layte
I fynd Dame Annes at the ȝhate
Note: At end of Chapter CLXVIII (viiixx viii).
8.Source: St Andrews, St Andrews University Library DA775.A6.W9, f. 304
Transcription:
I wow to god scho mais gret stere
Þe Scotts wenche ploddere
Cum I ayre cum I lat
I fynd annot at þe gat
Note: At end of Book VIII, ch. 29.
9.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Colville
10.Source: Edinburgh, Weymyss Castle, Lord Weymyss Wyntoun’s Chronicle
Transcription:
I wowe to god scho mais gret stere
The Scottis wenche ploddeyr
Cum I are cum I lat
I fande Annote at þe ȝhat
Note: Book VIII, line 4993.
Editions:
Amours, François Joseph. The Original Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun. 6 vols. Scottish Text Society. 50, 53-4, 56-7, 63 Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1903-14: 6.90.