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As men are by their qualities / Inclined til diversities
Andrew Wintoun’s Chronicle of Scotland, in nine books (MSS Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.4 and Edinburgh, Weymyss Castle, Lord Weymyss Wyntoun’s Chronicle , earlier versions, have seven books) — in couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 203; for extracts see 2298 and 4290.
Author(s): Andrew Wintoun
Title(s): Chronicle of Scotland
Subjects: chronicles; Scotland
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero D.XI, f. 3
Note: Begins I. 687; ends imperfectly at IX. 666.
Editions:
Amours, François Joseph. The Original Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun. 6 vols. Scottish Text Society. 50, 53-4, 56-7, 63 Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1903-14: (with lines 1-64 from Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.4 and lines 65-686 from Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.3).
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 2.500-19 (extracts only).
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.162 (extracts only).
2.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 197, ff. 3-259v
Note: Abridged version.
3.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XX, f. 1
Editions:
MacPherson, David, ed. De orygynale cronykil of Scotland. London: Bensley, 1795: (selections only).
Laing, David, ed. The Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1872-79.
Eyre-Todd, George. Early Scottish Poetry. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1891: 144-76 (extracts only).
4.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.3, ff. 1-455v
First Lines:
…ffor all honest det suld be
Quyt with possibilite…
Last Lines:
…þai he ressauit rycht bliȝthly
and thankit þe slaares gretusly
Note: Begins imperfectly in Prologue, line 65; ends imperfectly in Book IX, chap. 10; scribe John Halden.
5.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.4, ff. 8-434v
First Lines:
[As] men ar be þair qualites
Inclinit to diuersites…
Last Lines:
…With honour syne Returnit he
Hayme agayne In his cuntre
Note: Complete Prologue and 9 Books, with incomplete Table of Contents; Transcript c. 1750 in Brechin Castle, Earl of Dalhousie Fordun’s Chronicle, on deposit at Edinburgh, Scottish Record Office, MS GD5/26/48, pp. 1-835; transcript by Robert Seton in Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.431 [olim Laing 431], pp. 1-916; (partly transcribed also from Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Colville).
6.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 651 [olim Alexander Boswell], ff. 1-303vb
First Lines:
…To sauf our life þat was forlorne
Beȝond tyber as I herd tell…
Last Lines:
…This Lord the Quik sud in his hale
Till his wyff that Lady Cleir…
Note: Begins imperfectly at Book IV, 1.30, and ends imperfectly describing events in Hollond in 1408.
7.Source: St Andrews, St Andrews University Library DA775.A6.W9, ff. 1-449v
First Lines:
…Bot efter þat to praying
In grec þe lordschip of Archad…
Last Lines:
…Witht honour syne retourit he
Hayme agane in hys cuntre…
Note: Imperfect beginning, at I.viii.509.
8.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown olim Colville
Note: Partly transcribed: see note to Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.4 version.
9.Source: Edinburgh, Weymyss Castle, Lord Weymyss Wyntoun’s Chronicle , ff. 1-399
First Lines:
…And of þa castis edtyr grew
Men and women al of new…
Note: Begins imperfectly at Book I, lines 65; ends imperfectly; transcript in London, British Library Harley 6909, ff.1-270.
Editions:
Amours, François Joseph. The Original Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun. 6 vols. Scottish Text Society. 50, 53-4, 56-7, 63 Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1903-14: (with lines 1-64 from Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.4 and lines 65-686 from Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.3).