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DIMEV 4468
IMEV 2811.5
NIMEV TP 1518
Renowned royal right reverend and serene
William Dunbar, ‘Welcum to Bernard Stewart, Lord of Aubigny, May, 1508’ — twelve 8-line stanzas (including acrostic on Barnardus) with refrain, ‘With glorie and honoure lawde and reuerence’
Note: Cf. 2438.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Welcum to Bernard Stewart, Lord of Aubigny, May, 1508’
Subjects: acrostics; occasional verse; historical poems; Steward, Bernard, lord of Aubigny
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7347. Dunbar, William, The ballade of ane right noble victorius & myghty lord Barnard Stewart lord of Aubigny erle of Beaumont … be Maistir Willyam Dunbar …, [Edinburgh: H. Chepman and A. Myllar, 1508] , sigs. a.2-a.3v
First Lines:
REnownit ryall right reuerend and Serene
Lord hie trywmphing in wirschip and valoure…
Last Lines:
…for wourthines in gold suld writtin be
With glorie and honour lawd and reuerence…
Note: Ends incomplete.
Attributed Title: The ballade of ane right noble victorius & myghty lord Barnard stewart lord of Aubigny erle of Beaumont roger and bonastre consaloure and chamberlane ordinare to the maist hee maist excellent & maist crystyn prince Loys king of france Knyght of his ordoure Capitane of the kepyng of his body Conquereur of Naplis and vinquhile constable general of the same Compilit be Maister Willyam dumbar at the said lordis cumyng to Edinburghe in Scotland send in ane ryght excellent embassat fra the said maist crystin king to our maist Souuerane lord and victorius prince James the ferde kyng of Scottis (sig. a.1)
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: 171-4.
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.129.
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 266.
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: 59.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 291-5.
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: 4.93-7.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 150-3.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 241-4.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 131-3.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 18-19.