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Robin sat on good green hill
Robert Henryson, ‘Robene and Makyne’ — sixteen 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Robert Henryson
Title(s): ‘Robene and Makyne’
Subjects: debates
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 365-366v
First Lines:
Robene sat on gud grene hill
Kepand a flok of fe…
Last Lines:
…Kepand his hind vnder a huche
Amangis the holtis hair
Note: Nineteenth-century transcription, London, British Library Addit. 30371, f. 77.
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:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.65-63.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 124.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.115.
Chalmers, George. Robene and Makyne and The Testament of Cresseid. Bannatyne Club 6. Edinburgh, 1824.
Morley, Henry, ed. Shorter English Poems. London, NY: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1876: 74-6.
Smith, G. Gregory, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 55 (1906), 58 (1908), 64 (1914); rpt. New York, 1968: 3.90-4.
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: 4.308-12.
Eyre-Todd, George. Early Scottish Poetry. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1891: 91-5.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 146-50.
Quiller-Couch, A. The Oxford Book of English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 20.
Neilson, William Allan, and Kenneth Grant Tremaye Webster. Chief British Poets of the 14th and 15th Centuries London: Dent; and New York: Dutton, 1916: 383-4.
Mackie, Robert Laird, ed. A Book of Scottish Verse. The World’s Classics no. 417. London: Oxford UP, 1934; 2nd ed., 1967, 1971: 11.
Gray, Margaret Muriel, ed. Scottish Poetry from Barbour to James VI. New York: Dutton, 1935: 87.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Poets of the English Language. Viking Portable Library vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.296-301.
Murison, David D., ed. Selections from the Poems of Robert Henryson. Saltire Society. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1952: 47.
Wood, Henry Harvey. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1933; 2nd ed. rev., 1958.
Scott, Tom, ed. The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse. London: Penguin, 1970: 107.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 73-6.
Fox, Denton, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. Oxford: Clarendon, 1981: 75-9.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 281-4.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 93-8.