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DIMEV 6392
IMEV 4005.3
NIMEV C16
When Phoebus fair with beams bright
A song of impossibilities with lying refrains: ‘Than will my reuerend lady on me rew’ — six stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly 4005.3; cf. 6384.
Subjects: impossibilities
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 249v
First Lines:
Quhen phebus fair with bemis bricht
In to þe west at mornyng makis repair…
Last Lines:
…Pulland doun sailis and landand at eildoun tre
Than will my reuerend lady rew on me
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: 728.
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: 3.356.