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When holy kirk first flowerest in youthhood
Gawin Douglas, On Conscience — four stanzas (ababbab)
Note: Cf. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 89v.
Author(s): Gawin Douglas
Subjects: satire
Versification: — seven-line — ababbab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 192-193
First Lines:
Quhen halie kirk first flurist in ȝouthheid
prelatis wer chosin of all perfectioun…
Last Lines:
…Thow fals ens go hens thow monsture peralous
God send defens with conscience in till ws
Attributed Title: ffinis quod bischop douglas of dunkelden (p. 193)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1786.
Small, John, ed. The Poetical Works of Gavin Douglas. 4 vols. Edinburgh: Wm Paterson, and London: H. Sotheran, 1874: 1.121.
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: 1.217-18.