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IMEV 3694.6
NIMEV Dunbar
Thou that in heaven for our salvation
William Dunbar, ‘Ane orisoun quhen the governour past into France’ — five eight-line stanzas with refrain, ‘For but thy helpe this kynrick is forlorne’
Author(s): William Dunbar (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘Ane orisoun quhen the governour past into France’
Subjects: John Stewart, duke of Albany
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 28v-29
First Lines:
Thow þat in heawin for oure saluatioun
maid Iustice mercie & pietie to aggree…
Last Lines:
…fra cair to confort thow mak restitutioun
for but thy help thy kinrik is forlorne
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 186-187
First Lines:
Thow þat in hewin for our saluatioun
maid Iustice mercie and pietie to aggre…
Last Lines:
…ffra cair to confort þow mak restitioun [sic]
ffor but thy help this kinrik is forlorne
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar quhen the gouernour past in fraunce (p. 187)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.128-9.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 2.24.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.250-1.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 299-301.
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: 2.235-6.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 381-3.
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: 79-81.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 204-5.
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: 1.210-11.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 139-40.