The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 417.5
NIMEV Dunbar
As young Aurora with her crystal hale
William Dunbar, ‘The fenȝeit freir of Tungland’ — two 24-line stanzas sandwiching five 16-line stanzas, all in tail-rhyme
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 213.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The fenȝeit freir of Tungland’
Subjects: friars
Versification: — sixteen-line stanza, twenty-four-line stanza — aaabcccbdddbeeeb, aaabcccbdddbeeebfffbgggb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 117-118v
First Lines:
As ȝung awrora with cristall haile
In orient schew hir visage paile…
Last Lines:
…Sensyne I curss that cankerit rowte
Quhair evir I go or ryde
Attributed Author: ffinis quod dumbar (f. 118v)
Attributed Title: Ane ballat of the fenȝeit freir of tungland how he fell in the myre fleand to turkiland (f. 117)
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.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.91-7.
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 : 233-4.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 20-5.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.305-9.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.39-44.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 190-7.
Morison, Robert, ed. Select Poems of Wil Dunbar, Part First from the MS of George Bannatyne. Perth: Morison, 1788: 23-8.
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: 3.333-7.
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: 139-43.
Browne, William Hand, ed. Selections from the Early Scottish Poets. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1896: 123-7.
Eyre-Todd, George. Mediaeval Scottish Poetry. Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets. Glasgow: W. Hodge, 1892: 199-203.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 221-6.
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: 4.21-8.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 105-8.
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: 3.311-15.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 67-70.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 44-8.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 311-14.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 123-8.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 16500 [formerly Acc. 4233; Asloan MS], ff. 211v-212v
First Lines:
AS ȝung aurora with hir cristall hale
In orient schew hir wisage pale…
Last Lines:
…And sum saturnus tuk
And evir þe tuchettes at him tuggit…
Note: Imperfect: lines 1-69 only due to missing folios after 212; MS paginated also, = pp. 436-438; 16-line stanzas written as 8-line stanzas; transcript by Chalmers in Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.450/1 [olim Laing 450], ff. 6-7v.
Attributed Title: Off þe fenȝeit fals frer of tungland (f. 211v)
Craigie, William Alexander. The Asloan Manuscript. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 14, 16. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1923, 192: 2.92-4.