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NIMEV Dunbar
My lords of Chalker please you to hear
‘To the lordis of the kingis chalker’, by William Dunbar — four 5-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘To the lordis of the kingis chalker’
Subjects: Chalker, lords of; satire; political poems
Versification: — five-line — aabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 6-6v
First Lines:
My Lordis of chalker pleis ȝow to heir
My coumpt I sall It mak ȝow cleir…
Last Lines:
…I haue na preiff heir bot my purs
Quhilk wald not lie & it war luikit
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 6v)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.109.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 181.
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: 2.255.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 231.
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: 3.32-3.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 111.
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: 2.53-4.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 50-1.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 133-4.