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If ye would love and loved be
‘Advyce to luvaris’, attributed to William Dunbar — six quatrains with refrain: ‘Be secreit trew and pacient’
Note: Cf. 782.
Author(s): William Dunbar (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘Advyce to luvaris’
Subjects: lovers, verses addressed to
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 230
First Lines:
Gif ȝe wald lufe and luvit be
In mynd keip weill thir thingis thre…
Last Lines:
…ffor gif thow dois tho suld repent
Be secreit trew and pacient
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:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 2.33-4.
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: 3.667-8.
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: 2.312-13.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 434-5.
Schipper, Jakob, ed. Anonymous Early Scottish Poems Forming a Supplement to the Poems of William Dunbar. Part 5. DKAW 43/1. Vienna, 1893: 46-7.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 225-6.
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: 3.303.