The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5971
IMEV 3751.5
NIMEV Dunbar
To dwell in court my friend give that thou list
William Dunbar, ‘Rewl of anis self’ — six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain
Note: Cf. Maitland’s ‘Counsell to his son beand in the court’.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Rewl of anis self’
Subjects: advice, moral; court life
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 68-69
First Lines:
To dwell in court my freind gife þat thow list
for gift of fortoun Invy thow no degre…
Last Lines:
…Quho so dois this Sicker I ȝow asseure
he rewlis weill That sa weill him can gyd
Attributed Author: ffinis quod Dumbar (f. 69)
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