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NIMEV Dunbar
Lucina shining in silence of the night
‘The birth of Antichrist’ (or a Dream of Fortune) by William Dunbar — ten 5-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The birth of Antichrist’
Subjects: Fortune; evils of the time
Versification: — five-line — aabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 42v-43
First Lines:
Lucina schyning in scilience of þe nycht
The hevin all being full of staris bricht…
Last Lines:
…Till þat twa mwnis war first sene in þe lift
Or quhill ane abbot flew aboue þe mone
Note: 10 x 5, aabba.
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 43)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 334-335
First Lines:
Lucina Schyning in silence of þe nycht
The hevyn all being full of sterris bricht…
Last Lines:
…quhill þat twa mwnis wer first sene in þe lift
Or quhill ane abbot flew abone þe moyne
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar (p. 335)
Editions:
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: 1.405-7.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 133-134
First Lines:
Lucina schynnyng in silence of the nicht
The hevin being all full of sternis bricht…
Last Lines:
…quhill þat twa monis wer sene vp in the lift
or quhill ane abbot flew aboif þe mone
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 134)
Attributed Title: Ane vþer ballat following vpoun this same abbat In the 117 leif (f. 133)
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:
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 26-8.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 28-30.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.313.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.36-8.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 187-9.
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: 3.375-7.
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: 1.149-51.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 217-19.
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: 3.18-21.
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: 3.4.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 104-5.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 70-1.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 48-50.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 154-6.