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DIMEV 4859
IMEV 3116.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Sir at this feast of beneficence
William Dunbar, ‘Quhone mony benefices vakit’ — three 5-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 4755.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Quhone mony benefices vakit’
Subjects: patronage, appeals for
Versification: — five-line — aabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 9v-10
First Lines:
Schir at þis fast of benefice
think þat small partis makis gvyt seruice…
Last Lines:
…Latt anes þe cop go round aboutt
And win the couanes bennisoune
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 10)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.156.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 7-8
First Lines:
Schir at this fest off benefyce
Think þatt small partis makis gryt serwyce…
Last Lines:
…Lat anes the cope go rownd abowt
and wein þe couenis benissoun
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (p. 8)
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: 1.376-7.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.156.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 316
First Lines:
Schir at this fest Benefice
Think þat small partis makis grit Seruice…
Last Lines:
…Lat anis þe cop ga Round about
And wyn þe covanis banesoun
Note: Second occurrence in MS.
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar quhone mony Benefices vakit (p. 316)
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: 1.376-7.
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.101.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.156.
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: 2.205.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 255-6.
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: 3.57-8.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 126-7.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 27.