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At matin hours in the mids of the night
Walter Kennedy, ‘The Praise of Aige’, — five 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, including refrain, ‘Honour with aige to every vertew drawis’
Author(s): Walter Kennedy
Title(s): ‘The Praise of Aige’
Subjects: old age, praise of; ages of man’s life
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 208
First Lines:
At matine hour in middis of the nicht
waiknit of sleip I saw besyd me sone…
Last Lines:
…Ȝoutheid adew ane of my mortall fais
Honour to age with everie vertew drawis
Attributed Author: Quod maister Waltir Kennedy
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.234-5.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 38-39
First Lines:
At matyne hour in myddis of þe nycht
Walknit of sleip I saw besyd me sone…
Last Lines:
…Ȝowtheid adew ane of my mortall fais
Honour with aige ay avery vertew drawis
Attributed Author: ffinis quod kennedy (p. 39)
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:
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: 1.63-4.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.365-6.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 52v-53
First Lines:
At matyne houre in midis of the nicht
Walknit of sleip I saw besyd me sone…
Last Lines:
…Ȝowtheid adew ane of my mortall fais
Honor with aige with every vertew drawis
Note: Second occurrence in MS.
Attributed Author: ffinis quod kennedy
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:
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 237-8.
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: 143-4.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of Walter Kennedy. DKAW 48(1). Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1901: 15-17.
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: 2.131-2.