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NIMEV Dunbar
This ender night in Dumfermline
William Dunbar, ‘The Wooing of the King quhen he wes in Dumfermeling’ (The Tod and the Lamb) — ten seven-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The Wooing of the King quhen he wes in Dumfermeling’
Subjects: patronage, pleas for
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 58
First Lines:
This hindir nycht in dumfermeling
To me was tauld ane wonderous thing…
Last Lines:
…And ay þe lame cryit Ladie help
And þat me thocht a feirlie cace
Note: Stanzas 1 and 2 only.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 335-337
First Lines:
This hyndir nycht in dumfermling
To me wes tauld ane wondrous thing…
Last Lines:
…And þis Repoirt I with my pen
How at Dumfermling fell the cace
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar (p. 337)
Editions:
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: 1.407-9.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 116-116v
First Lines:
This hindir nycht in dumfermeling
To me wes tawld ane windir thing…
Last Lines:
…And this report I with my pen
How at Dumfermling thair fell the cace
Note: Follows þe wowing of the king quhen he wes in dumfermeling (f. 116).
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 116v)
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.200-3.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.243-6.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.83-5.
Schipper, Jakob. William Dunbar. Sein Leben und seine Gedichte. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 118-21.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 35-6.
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: 1.36-8.
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 2.330-3.
Kaufmann, Johannes. Traité de la langue…Dunbar. Bonn: Wever, 1873: 23.
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: 34-6.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 2-4.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.309-11.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 51-3.