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DIMEV 4091
IMEV 2579.5
NIMEV C16
O when be divine deliberation
An envoy to the Virgin Mary — six stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Virgin Mary; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], p. 6
Editions:
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: 1.9; 2.102.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 39v
Editions:
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: 1.9; 2.102.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 17014.3. Lydgate, John, The Complaynt of the Black Knight, Chepman and Myllar, 1508 (STC 17014.3; formerly STC 5099) , sigs. b.5v-b.6
First Lines:
QWhen be dyvyne deliberatioun
Of persons thre in a god hede yfere…
Last Lines:
Be thy meke mene that place in hevin to wyn
That ordanyt was for Abraham & his kyn
Facsimiles:
Beattie, William. “Introduction.” The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Nine Tracts from the First Scottish Press, Edinburgh, 1508 Followed by the Two other Tracts in the same Volume in the National Library of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950: 134-5.
Editions:
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 204-5.