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DIMEV 5869
IMEV 3701.5
NIMEV C16
Though all the wood under the heaven that grows
The wickedness of women: a companion piece to 2346 — one eight-line stanza
Subjects: women, against
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 258v
First Lines:
Thocht all þe wod vnder the hevin þat growis
War crafty pennis convenient to wryte…
Last Lines:
…Cowld not wryt the fals dissaitfull dispyt
And wicketnes contenit in a wyfe
Note: Precedes 2346; signed ‘ane vþir’ (f. 258v).
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:
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: 1.cv.
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: 4.23.