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DIMEV 3166
IMEV 1934.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Long have I made of ladies white
William Dunbar, ‘On ane blakmoir’ — five 5-line stanzas with refrain, ‘My ladye with the mekle lippis’
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘On ane blakmoir’
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — five-line stanza — aabab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 45v-46
First Lines:
Lang haue I maid of Ladyis quhytt
Now of ane blak I will indytt…
Last Lines:
…And neuer to vther confort clame
My Lady with þe mekele Lippis
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar of ane blak moir (f. 46)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 341-342
First Lines:
Lang heff I maed of ladyes quhytt
nou of an blak I will indytt…
Last Lines:
…and newir to wther confort claem
my ladye with þe mekle lippis
Attributed Author: quod dunbar of an blak moir (p. 342)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.97-8.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.123-4.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 273-4.
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: 2.201-4.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 206-7.
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: 3.7-9.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 97-8.
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: 1.416-17.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 66-7.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 20.