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NIMEV Dunbar
Sir John Sinclair be goeth to dance
William Dunbar, ‘Of a dance in the quenis chalmer’ — seven 7-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of a dance in the quenis chalmer’
Subjects: political poems; occasional verse; satire
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 45-45v
First Lines:
Schir Johne Sinclair begowth to dance
ffor he was new cum owt of ffrance…
Last Lines:
…He stickit lyk ane tyk sum said
Ane mirrier dance mycht na man se
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 45v)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 340-341
First Lines:
Schir Ihon sinclair begowthe to dance
for he was new cum owt of france…
Last Lines:
…he stinckett lyk a tuk sum saed
a mirrear dance mycht na man see
Attributed Author: quod dunbar of a dance in þe que[nis] chalmer (p. 341)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.94-5.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.275-7.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.119-20.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 164-6.
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: 2.199-200.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 5.
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: 2.33-5.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 83-5.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 173-5.