SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 4493
IMEV 2820.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Right as the star of day began to shine
William Dunbar, The Golden Targe — thirty-one 9-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): The Golden Targe
Subjects: dream visions; envoys
Versification: — nine-line — aabaabbab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 64-66; 73-76; 81
First Lines:
Richt as the sterne of day begouth to schyne
Quhen gon to bed was vesper and lucyne…
Last Lines:
…Rude is thy weid destenit bair and rent
Weill aucht thow efferrit of the licht
Note: Pages out of order.
Attributed Author: maister William dunbar (p. 81)
Attributed Title: The goldin targe (p. 64); Explicit the goldin targe compylit be maister William dunbar (p. 81)
Editions:
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: 89-97.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 101-13.
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: 4.9-19.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 45-52.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 345-348v
First Lines:
Rycht as the sterne of day began to schyne
Quhen gone to bed wes vesper and lucyne…
Last Lines:
…Rude Is thy weid destitute bair and rent
Weill aucht thow be affeirit of þe licht
Note: Treated as one of Henryson’s Fables, having title added by a later hand to right margin, ‘Fable XV. The Goldin Terge’ (f. 345).
Attributed Author: Explicit quod dumbar of the goldin terge (scribal, f. 348v)
Attributed Title: The Goldin Terge (added by later hand, f. 345); Followis the goldin terge (scribal, f. 345); Explicit quod dumbar of the goldin terge (scribal, f. 348v)
Editions:
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 9-19.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.22-37.
Bad Key: Mackay00: 263.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 1-11.
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: 4.995-1003.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 7-17.
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: 4.252-61.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Longer Scottish Poem. vol. 1: 1375-1650. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pr., 1987: 205-209 (lines 1-130; then ed. based on Dunbar, William, The Goldyn Targe, Chepman and Myllar, 1508 ).



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 7349. Dunbar, William, The Goldyn Targe, Chepman and Myllar, 1508 , sigs. a.2-a.6v
First Lines:
Ryght as the stern of day begouth to schyne
Quhen gone to bed war vesper and lucyne…
Last Lines:
…Rude is thy wede disteynit bare and rent
Wele aucht thou be aferit of the licht
Attributed Author: …compilit be Maister Wilyam dunbar (sig. a.1)
Attributed Title: Here begynnys ane litil tretie intitulit the goldyn targe compilit be Maister Wilyam dunbar (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: 89-100.
Editions:
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.253-63.
Laing, David, ed. The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane and other ancient poems. repr. of Chepman and Myllar 1508. Edinburgh, 1827.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.11-21.
Bad Key: Kaufman1873: 23-46.
“Ancient Scottish Poetry.” Blackwood’s Magazine 37 (1835): 287-318: 299-300 (extracts).
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 29-40.
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: 1-10.
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 159-69.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 159-68.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 112-19.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 25-33.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 307-9 (extracts).
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Longer Scottish Poem. vol. 1: 1375-1650. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pr., 1987: 205-14.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 134-44.