The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4179
IMEV 2632.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Of Lenten in the first morning
William Dunbar, ‘All erdly joy returnis in pane’ — ten quatrains with this refrain
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘All erdly joy returnis in pane’
Subjects: mutability; transcience, of earthly joy
Versification: — four-line — aabb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 319-320
First Lines:
Off lentren In þe first moirnyng
Airlie as did þe day vpspring…
Last Lines:
…ffor vþer ioy is all bot vane
all warldlie Ioy returnis in pane
Note: Missing lines 17-20.
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar (p. 320)
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: 1.382-3.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 48v
First Lines:
Off lentren in the first mornyng
Airly as did þe day vp spring…
Last Lines:
…ffor vder Ioy is all bot vane
All erdly Ioy returnis in pane
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 48v)
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.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 109-11.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 91-3.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.209-10.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 60-2.
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: 2.131-2.
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: 2.76-7.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 331-2.
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: 4.29-30.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 170-11.
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: 2.121.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 145-6.