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In all our garden grows there no flowers
‘Balade [of Unstedfastness]’ following Sir Eglamour attributed to William Dunbar — 19 lines in 8-line stanzas (ends incomplete)
Author(s): William Dunbar (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘Balade [of Unstedfastness]’
Subjects: Fortune, fickleness of; steadfastness, characteristics of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7542. [Sir Eglamour], [Chepman and Myllar, 1508?] , sig. c.8v
First Lines:
In all oure gardyn growis thare na flouris
Herbe nor tree þe frute has borne this yere…
Last Lines:
…Bot pas mon all & end mon euery thingis
I tak my leve at all vnstedfastnes…
Note: Follows 2867.
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: 88.
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Scottish Poems Reprinted from Scarce Editions. 3 vols. London: Nicol, 1792: 3.127.
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 2.44.
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: 2.321.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 436.
Schipper, Jakob, ed. Anonymous Early Scottish Poems Forming a Supplement to the Poems of William Dunbar. Part 5. DKAW 43/1. Vienna, 1893: 47-8.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 226-7.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 156.