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Would my good lady love me best
Robert Henryson, ‘The Garmont of Gude Ladeis’ — ten quatrains
Author(s): Robert Henryson
Title(s): ‘The Garmont of Gud Ladeis’
Subjects: allegories; virtues; women, virtues of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 215-215v
First Lines:
Wald my gud lady lufe me best
And wirk eftir my will…
Last Lines:
…That scho woir nevir grene nor gray
That set hir haif so weill
Attributed Author: quod maister robert Henrysoun (f. 215v)
Attributed Title: ffinis of þe garmont of gud ladeis quod maister robert Henrysoun (f. 215v)
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: pp. 611-12.
Fairholt, Frederick William. “Satirical Songs and Poems on Costume.” Percy Society 27. London: Richards, 1849: 59-61.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 130-2.
Smith, G. Gregory, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. 3 vols. Scottish Text Society 55 (1906), 58 (1908), 64 (1914); rpt. New York, 1968: 3.102-3.
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: 3.252-4.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.234.
Ellis, George, ed. Specimens of the Early English Poets. London: Edwards, 1790; 3 vols, 1801; 5th ed., London: Washburne, 1845; rev. ed., 1 vol., 1863: 1.366-8.
Laing, David. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh: Paterson, 1865: 8.
Bad Key: Fitzgibbon1827: 90.
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 96-7.
Wood, Henry Harvey. The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1933; 2nd ed. rev., 1958: 169-70.
Gray, Margaret Muriel, ed. Scottish Poetry from Barbour to James VI. New York: Dutton, 1935: 94.
Neilson, William Allan, and Kenneth Grant Tremaye Webster. Chief British Poets of the 14th and 15th Centuries London: Dent; and New York: Dutton, 1916: 384-5.
Murison, David D., ed. Selections from the Poems of Robert Henryson. Saltire Society. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1952: 57.
Elliott, Charles, ed. Robert Henryson: Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1963/1974: 110-11.
Fox, Denton, ed. The Poems of Robert Henryson. Oxford: Clarendon, 1981: 162-3.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 64-5.