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DIMEV 4496
IMEV 2821.5
NIMEV C16
Right fain would I my acquaintance make
‘Sir Penny’ — seven 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 2489, 4361, 3209.
Title(s): ‘Sir Penny’
Subjects: satire; money
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 40-40v
First Lines:
Ryt fane wald I my quentance mak
With sir pennie & waitt ȝe quhy…
Last Lines:
…That pure commounis can never obtene
And dayis lenth with him to speik
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 330-331
First Lines:
Rycht fane wald I my quentance mak
withe Schir penny and wait ȝe quhy…
Last Lines:
…That pure commounis can never obtene
Ane dayis lenthe with him to speik
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: 1.399-400.
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: 3.35-6.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 144-144v
First Lines:
Rycht fane wald I my quentans mak
With schir penny and wat ȝe quhy…
Last Lines:
…That pure commownis can nocht obtene
ane dey to byd with him to speik
Facsimiles:
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.
Editions:
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 3.227.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 193-5.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.27-30.
See Ritson (1821): 164.
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: 409.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes. Camden Society o.s. 16 (1841): 362.