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Lief love my love no longer it like
Walter Kennedy, ‘Pious Counsale’ — two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Author(s): Walter Kennedy
Title(s): ‘Pious Counsale’
Subjects: advice, spiritual; repentance
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 292
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 2.96.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of Walter Kennedy. DKAW 48(1). Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1901: 10-11.
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: 1.342.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 75
First Lines:
Leif luve my Luve no langar it lyk
alter our amouris in to obseruance…
Last Lines:
…pvnys weill þe flesch for þe awin offence
Haif E to god and brek þe diuillis nett
Note: This occurrence only one stanza.
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:
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: 204.
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: 2.185-6.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 281
First Lines:
LEif luve my luve no langar thow it lyk
Alter ȝour amouris into obserwans…
Last Lines:
…Repent in tyme devoyd the of this laid
And knaw in hell thair is Eternall pane
Note: Beginning of another work, ‘Voluptouss ly’, written and deleted preceding first line.
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:
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: 817.
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: 4.82.