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IMEV 2457.5
NIMEV Dunbar
O gracious Princess good and fair
William Dunbar, ‘Of the same James [Dog, keeper of the Queen’s Wardrobe] quhen he hed plesett him’ — six quatrains (aabb) including refrain: ‘He is na dog he is a lam’
Note: See 5595.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of the same James quhen he hed plesett him’
Subjects: patronage, pleas for; Dog, James, keeper of the Queen’s Wardrobe
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 44v-45
First Lines:
O gratious princes gude and fair
Do well to James ȝour wardrapair…
Last Lines:
…That neuer dollour mak him dram
He is na dog he is ane lam
Attributed Author: Quod dvnbar (f. 45)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 339-340
First Lines:
O gracious princes guid and fair
do weill to Iames ȝour wardraipair…
Last Lines:
…That newir dolour mak him dram
he is na dog he is an Lam
Attributed Author: quod dunbar of þe said Iames quhen he had plesett him (p. 340)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.92-3.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.279.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.111.
“Ancient Scottish Poetry.” Blackwood’s Magazine 37 (1835): 287-318: 306-7.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 177.
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: 2.197-8.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 201-2.
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: 3-4.
Zupitza, Julius. Alt- und mittelenglisches Uebungsbuch mit einem Wörterbuch. 8th ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Braumüller, 1907; 12th ed., ed. Albert Eichler. Wein: Braumüller, 1922: 206-7.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 95.
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: 1.414.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 62-3.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 88.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 208.