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IMEV 2551.5
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O sinful man thir are the forty days
William Dunbar, ‘The maner of passyng to confessioun’ — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The maner of passyng to confessioun’
Subjects: confession, forms of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 285, f. 161
First Lines:
O synfull man þir ar þe xl dayis…
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.225-7.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 72-4.
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: 2.280-2.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 354-7.
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: 4.51-5.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 185-7.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 167-9.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, ed. Devotional Pieces in Verse and Prose from Ms. Arundel 285 and Ms. Harleian 6919. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 23. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1955: 257-9.