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An aged man twice forty years
Walter Kennedy, ‘Ane Aigit Manis Invective against Mouþ þankless’ — seven 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, including refr. phrase, ‘…mowth thankless’
Author(s): Walter Kennedy
Title(s): ‘Ane Aigit Manis Invective against Mouþ
Subjects: speech
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 305-306
First Lines:
Ane ageit man twys fourtie ȝeiris
Eftir þe holie dayis of ȝule…
Last Lines:
…And þis I hard ane auld man raiff
Eftir þe ȝule of mouthe thankles
Note: Six stanzas.
Attributed Author: Quod maister Waltir Kennedye (p. 306)
Editions:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.115-17.
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: 1.364-6.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 268-268v
First Lines:
Ane aigit man twyss twynty fourty ȝeiris
Eftir the halydayis of ȝule…
Last Lines:
…all this I hard ane auld man raif
eftir þe ȝule of mowth thankless
Note: Nineteenth-century transcript in Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.IV.27, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.IV.28, item 8.
Attributed Author: quod kennedy (f. 268v)
Editions:
Laing, David, and William Barclay David Donald Turnbull, eds. Owain Miles &c. Edinburgh, 1837: 2.91-2.
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: 780-2.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of Walter Kennedy. DKAW 48(1). Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1901: 12-14.
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: 4.46-8.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.363.