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NIMEV Dunbar
Sir ye have many servitors
William Dunbar, A Remonstrance to the King — 88 lines in couplets
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): A Remonstrance to the King
Subjects: patronage, pleas for
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 196-198
First Lines:
Schir ȝe haue mony seruitouris
And officiaris of dyuers curis…
Last Lines:
…Gif þat the tryackill cum nocht tyt
To swage the swalme of my dispyt
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (p. 198)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.145-8.
“Ancient Scottish Poetry.” Blackwood’s Magazine 37 (1835): 287-318: 310.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 228-32.
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: 2.220-22.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 270-3.
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: 3.72-5.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 136-8.
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: 1.222-4.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 36-8.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 88-91.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 170-3.