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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)
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:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.15-26.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 1-8.
Mackay, Charles. The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay. 2 vols. London: Virture, 1866-68; repr. of Alan Ramsay , The Evergreen; alt. title: Ramsay and the Earlier Scots Poets : 220-2.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 13.22.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.264-72.
Warton, Thomas, ed. The Union, or Select Scots and English Poems. Edinburgh: Monro & Murray, 1753: 1-9.
Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton. Restituta; or, Title, extracts, and characters of old books in English Literature. 4 vols. London: Longman, 1814-16: 2.508-15.
Ritson, Joseph. The Caledonian Muse. London: Triphook, 1821; orig. printed 1785: 12.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.3-10.
“Ancient Scottish Poetry.” Blackwood’s Magazine 37 (1835): 287-318.
Kaufmann, Johannes. Traité de la langue…Dunbar. Bonn: Wever, 1873: 23-46.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 118-25.
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: 4.988-94.
See Morris and Skeat (1882): 109-17.
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: 2.183-9.
Browne, William Hand, ed. Selections from the Early Scottish Poets. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1896: 114-21.
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 170-6.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 93-100.
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: 2-10.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 39-45.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 36-40.
Smith, G. Gregory. Specimens of Middle Scots. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwell, 1902: 27-34.
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: 4.246-52.
Frasier, Rex Dunbar, ed. The Thrissill and The Rois. Houston, TX: Interstate Printing, 1931.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 107-12.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 10-15.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Longer Scottish Poem. vol. 1: 1375-1650. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pr., 1987: 198-204.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 180-7.