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IMEV 2306.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Now cooled is Dame Venus brand
William Dunbar, ‘Of luve erdly and divine’ — fifteen quatrains, plus 2-line burden (bb), ‘Now cumis aige quhair ȝewth hes bene / And trew luve rysis fro the Splene’
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of luve erdly and divine’
Subjects: love, divine and human
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 284v-285v
First Lines:
Now culit is dame venus brand
Trew luvis fyre is ay kindilland…
Last Lines:
…Now cumis Aige quhair ȝewth hes bene
And trew luve rysis fro the splene
Attributed Author: ffinis quod dumbar (f. 285v)
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: 100-3.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 2.20-3.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 83-6.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.221-4.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 303-63.
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: 4.826-9.
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: 2.179-82.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 351-3.
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: 4.49-51.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 182-5.
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: 4.91-4.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 101-4.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 68-9 (extracts).