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NIMEV Dunbar
Sir I complain of injuries
William Dunbar, ‘Complaint to the King against Mure’ — four 7-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Complaint to the King against Mure’
Subjects: complaints; political poems
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 11
First Lines:
Sir I complaine of Iniuries
a ryseing sone of rakyng muris…
Last Lines:
…That ladis may baitt him lyk a buill
ffor þat to me war sum remeid
Note: 4 x 7, aabbcbc, with last line always ending ‘remeid’.
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 11)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 10-11
First Lines:
Schir I complane off Iniuris
a refing svnne off rakyng Muris…
Last Lines:
…That Ladis may bait him lyk a buill
for that to me war sum remeid
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (p. 11)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.107-8.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 2.209-11.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.117-18.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 173.
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: 2.210-11.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 227-8.
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: 3.20-30.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 109.
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: 1.10.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 5.