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IMEV 2349.5
NIMEV Dunbar
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William Dunbar, ‘The Petition of the Gray Horse, Auld Dunbar’ — eleven 6-line stanzas including 2-line refrain, ‘…Schir lat It neuer In toume be tald / That I suld be ane ȝowllis ȝald’, and a concluding ‘Responsio Regis’ in four couplets
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The Petition of the Gray Horse, Auld Dunbar’
Subjects: patronage, pleas for
Versification: — six-line, two-line — aabbcc, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 1-1v; 14-14v
First Lines:
Suppois I war ane ald ȝaid aver
Schott furth our clewch to Pull þe clauer…
Last Lines:
…ffor with my hand I haue indost
To pay quateuir his trappouris cost
Note: Misarranged in order, lines 33-76, 1-32.
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 1v)
Editions:
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 274-7.
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: 3.76-9.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 139-41.
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: 2.40-1.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 126-8.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 167-9 (lines 33-76).
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 18
First Lines:
…Suppois I war ane ald ȝaid aver
schott furth our clewch to squische the cleuer…
Last Lines:
…My lyff hes bein so miserabell
my hyd to offer I am abell…
Note: Lines 23-54 only, treated as complete work, with burden before; last two lines too faded to read.
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 1v)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.112.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.339-40 (extracts).
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: 1.19-20.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 167-9 (lines 1-32).
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 1703, f. 79v
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “New Stanzas by Dunbar.” “Modern Language Notes” 24 (1909): 110-11: 110-11.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: comp. text: 1.149-51; repr. .
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 208-10.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 282-5.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 2.215-17.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 46-8.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 94-6.
MacQueen, John, and Tom Scott. The Oxford Book of Scottish Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 115.