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NIMEV see 399/10
One thousand year three hundred ninety and one
The Duke of Orleans’ Defence of the Scots, an extract from Wyntoun’s Chronicle (658), occurring separately — 64 lines in couplets.
Note: Occurs in texts of Wyntoun’s Chronicle, e.g., London, British Library Royal 17 D.XX, f. 276v (74 lines), pr. Laing (1872), 3.56.
Author(s): Andrew Wintoun
Title(s): Chronicle of Scotland
Subjects: The Duke of Orleans’ Defence of the Scots; Orleans, duke of; Scots, battle actions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 105-107
First Lines:
Ane thousand ȝeir thre hundret nyntye and ane
fra Iesus chryst had manheid tane…
Last Lines:
…And held þame still and spak na mair
In till dispyt as þai did ayr
Attributed Title: ffinita responsio Illustrissimi ducis orlianensis in honorem et defensionem scotie (p. 107)
Editions:
Laing, David. Select Remains of the Ancient Popular and Romance Poetry of Scotland. Edinburgh: 1822; rev. J. Small , Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1885; rev. W. C. Hazlitt , Early Popular Poetry of Scotland, London: Reeves and Turner, 1895.: 196-7; 1895, 1.305.
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: 1.125-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero D.XI, f. 207
Editions:
Amours, François Joseph. The Original Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun. 6 vols. Scottish Text Society. 50, 53-4, 56-7, 63 Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1903-14: 3.368.