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DIMEV 2303
NIMEV 1381.22
I was an hound and sith an hare
A dialogue between an Englishman and a Scot, a ‘flytyng’ — six lines
Subjects: dialogues
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Aberdeen, Aberdeen Town House City Charter Room Sasine Register, 1.774
Transcription:
I was ane hund and syne ane hair
Anys I fled I fle no mair
Rocht futtit scot quhat says thow
Thoue was ane hund and hair salbe
Anys thoue fled and ȝett sall fle
Talyt tyk haue at the now
Editions:
Bawcutt, Priscilla J. “A Miniature Anglo-Scottish Flyting.” Notes and Queries n.s. 35 [233] (1988): 441-44: 442.