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The mighty Maker of the major mound
Lamentacio domini Dalphini Francie pro morte uxoris sue dicte Margarete’ — twenty-three l0-line stanzas (aabaabbcbc) inserted in Bk. XI of the Liber Pluscardensis
Note: There is a Pt. II, 18 ten-line stanzas, beginning ‘Thow man that is of power and smal valoue’: see Robbins (1975), 1495.
Title(s): Lamentacio domini Dalphini Francie pro morte uxoris sue dicte Margarete
Subjects: laments; Francie, Dalphin and Margaret
Versification: — ten-line — aabaabbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 8 (SC 3888), ff. 188-189v
First Lines:
The myhti makar of þe moior monde
Quhille reuly rollis this hevinly regions round…
Last Lines:
…Was put to deed with tyrannis cruely
Quhy suld we þan for fair deed may or meyn
Note: Transcript, c. 1675, Oxford, Bodleian Library Jones 8 (SC 8915), f. 555.
Attributed Title: Incipit lamentacio dalphili francie pro morte uxoris sue dicte margarete (f. 188)
Editions:
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Life and Death of King James I of Scotland. Maitland Club 42. Edinburgh, 1837: 17.
Skene, Felix James Henry, ed. Liber Pluscardensis. 2 vols. The Historians of Scotland vols. 7, 10. Edinburgh: Paterson, 1877-80: 7.382-88 (from transcript).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Jones 8 (SC 8915), ff. 555-559
First Lines:
Thee myti makar of þe major monde
Quhille reuly rollis this hevinly regions round …
Last Lines:
…And pray to Mary moder vergyn cleyn
That for hir grace scho bring ws to gud end
Note: Transcript, c. 1675, Oxford, Bodleian Library Jones 8 (SC 8915), f. 555.
Attributed Title: Incipit lamentatio Domini Delphini ffrancie pro morte uxoris sue dicte Margarite (f. 555); Explicit consolatio rationis ad lamentantem (at the end)
Editions:
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Life and Death of King James I of Scotland. Maitland Club 42. Edinburgh, 1837: 17.
Skene, Felix James Henry, ed. Liber Pluscardensis. 2 vols. The Historians of Scotland vols. 7, 10. Edinburgh: Paterson, 1877-80: 7.382-88 (from transcript).
3.Source: Glasgow, Mitchell Library 308876 (olim Marchmount House)
4.Source: Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, Belgium 7396 (Van den Gheyn Cat. 4628), ff. 229-230v
First Lines:
The michti makar of þe maior Monday
Quhilk reuli reul yn hevynli regiouns round
about þis erd be motion circuler
ger al þe cloudis of þe hevin habond…
Attributed Title: Incipit Lamentacio domini dalphini francie pro morte uxoris sue dicte margarete (f. 229)