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NIMEV Dunbar
In secret place this hinder night
William Dunbar, ‘Ane Brash of Wowing’ — nine 7-line stanzas including alternating refrains, ‘ȝe brek my hart my bony ane’ and ‘ffull leifis me ȝour graceles gane’
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Ane Brash of Wowing’
Subjects: dialogues, lovers’; women, as speakers/narrators; ribaldry; erotic verse
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 34v-35
First Lines:
In secreit place þis hinder nicht
I hard ane beyrne say till ane bricht…
Last Lines:
…Weis me quod sho quhair will ȝe man
Best now I luff þat graceles gane
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 35)
Editions:
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 37-40.
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: 3.37-40.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 4-6.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 308; 311
First Lines:
In Secreit place þis hyndir nycht
I hard ane beyrne say till ane bricht…
Last Lines:
…Wo is me quod Scho quhair will ȝe man
Best now I luif þat graceles gane
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar (p. 311)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 2.28-30.
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: 2.247-9.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 53-5.
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: 1.368-70.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 53-5.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 248-50 (7 st. only.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 90-1.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 103v-104
First Lines:
In secreit place this hindir nycht
I hard ane bern say till a bricht…
Last Lines:
…ffow wo quod scho quhair will ȝe man
full leis me that graceles gane
Attributed Author: ffinis etc. quod Clerk (f. 104
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:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 2.18-21.
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 : 262.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.370-2.
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: 2.275-70.
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: 2.296-8.