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DIMEV 845
IMEV 515.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Betwix twelve hours and eleven
William Dunbar, ‘þe amendis to þe telyouris and sowtaris for the turnament maid on thame’ — ten quatrains with refrain, ‘Teȝouris and sowtaris blist be ȝe’
Note: Cf. 3692.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘þe amendis to þe telyouris and sowtaris for the turnament maid on thame’
Subjects: tournaments; tailors; shoemakers; satire
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 317
First Lines:
BEtwix tuelfe houris and ellevin
I dremit ane angell come frome hewin…
Last Lines:
…Thocht ȝe be knaifis in þis cwntre
Tailȝouris and Sowtaris blist be ȝe
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar quhone he drank to þe Dekynnis ffor amendis to þe bodeis of þair craftis (p. 317)
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: 1.378-9.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 112v-113
First Lines:
Betuix twell houris and ellevin
I dremed ane angell came fra hevin…
Last Lines:
…Thocht ȝe be knavis in this cuntre
Telȝouris and sowtaris blist be ȝie
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 113)
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:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.253-5 (lacks 7 st.).
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.59-60.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 220-1.
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: 3.319-21.
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.
Bad Key: Schipper1892-93b: 49-50.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 70-1.
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: 2.298-300.
Bad Key: Mackenzie1932: 126-7.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 57-8.