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NIMEV Dunbar
Rorate celi desuper
William Dunbar, On the Nativity — seven aureate 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Et nobis puer natus est
Author(s): William Dunbar
Subjects: Christ, birth of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 27-27v
First Lines:
Rorate celi desuper
Hevins distill ȝour balmy schouris…
Last Lines:
…He þat is crownit aboue þe sky
Pro nobis puer natus est
Attributed Author: ffinis quod dumbar (f. 27v)
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:
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 104-6.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.236-8.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 67-9.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 87-9.
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: 2.69-70.
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: 72-3.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 367-8.
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: 4.65-6.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 193-4.
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: 2.65.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 154-5.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 1-2.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 164-6.