The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 293.5
NIMEV Dunbar
An moorlands man of uplands make
William Dunbar, ‘Tydingis fra the sessioun’ — eight seven-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Tydingis fra the sessioun’
Subjects: Edinburgh, Session at; gossip
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 37-38
First Lines:
Ane Murelandis man of vplandis mak
At hame thus to his nighbour spak…
Last Lines:
…All mercifull women þair eirand grantis
Sic tythingis hard I at þe sessioun
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 38)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 314-315
First Lines:
Ane murelandis man of vplandis mak
At hame þus to his nychbour Spak…
Last Lines:
…All mercyfull women þair errand grantis
Sic tythingis hard I at þe Sessioun
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (p. 315)
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 59-59v
First Lines:
Ane mvrlandis man of vplandis mak
At hame thus to his nychtbour spak…
Last Lines:
…All mercyfull wemen thair eirandis grantis
Sic tydingis hard I at the sessioun
Attributed Author: ffinis quod Dumbar (f. 59v)
Attributed Title: ffollowis certane ballattis aganie the vyce in sessioun court and all estaitis (f. 59)
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