The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6374
IMEV 3990.5
NIMEV Dunbar
When March was with the varying winds passed
William Dunbar, The Thrissil and the Rois — twenty-seven stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): The Thrissil and the Rois
Subjects: May, poems of; dream poems; allegories; James IV, king of Scotland; Tudor, Margaret
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 342v-345
First Lines:
Quhen merche wes with variand windis past
and appryll had with hir siluer schouris…
Last Lines:
…and thuss I wret as ȝe haif hard to forrow
Off lusty may vpone þe nynt morrow
Note: Treated as one of Henryson’s Fables, coming after the Fables in the MS and having as title, added by a later hand to left margin, ‘Fable XIV. The Thistle and the Rose’ (f. 342v).
Attributed Author: Explicit quod dumbar (f. 345)
Attributed Title: The Thistle and the Rose (added by later hand, f. 342v)
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