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NIMEV Dunbar
The wardrober of Venus bower [The wardraipper of Venus boure]
William Dunbar, ‘Of James Doig, kepar of the quenis wardrop’ — six quatrains with refrain ‘madam ȝe heff an dangerous dog’
Note: Cf. 3928.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of James Doig, kepar of the quenis wardrop’
Subjects: Dog, James
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 44-44v
First Lines:
The wardraipper of Venus boure
To gif a dowblett he is als doure…
Last Lines:
…His gang garris all ȝour chalmer shog
Madame ȝe haue ane dangerous [dog]
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar of James dog keiper of þe queins wardrop (f. 44v)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 339
First Lines:
The wardraipper of wenus boure
to giff a doublett he is als doure…
Last Lines:
…his gang garris all ȝour chalmeris schog
madam ȝe heff a dangerous dog
Attributed Author: quod dunbar of Iames dog kepair of þe quenis wardrep (p. 339)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.90-1.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.278.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.110.
“Ancient Scottish Poetry.” Blackwood’s Magazine 37 (1835): 287-318: 306.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 175.
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: 2.195.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 200.
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: 1-2.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 61-2.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 87.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 208.