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By diverse ways and operations
William Dunbar, ‘Aganis the Solistaris in Court’ — thirteen couplets
Author(s): William Dunbar
Subjects: law, attack on administration of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 10
First Lines:
Be diuers wyis and operatiounes
Men makis in court þair solistatiounes…
Last Lines:
…Me think his gracious countinance
In riches is my suffucience
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 10)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 8
First Lines:
Be divers wyys and operatiounes
men makis in court þair solistatiounes…
Last Lines:
…me think his graciows countenance
In Ryches is my sufficiance
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (p. 8)
Editions:
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 1.102-3.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.274.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.101.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 1.133-4.
Schipper, Jakob. William Dunbar. Sein Leben und seine Gedichte. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 1.130-2.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 44-5.
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: 1.44-5.
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: 2.206-7.
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: 1.377-8.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 9-10.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 55-6.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 316
First Lines:
BE dyuers wayis and operatiounis
Men makis in court þair Solistatiounes…
Last Lines:
…me think his gracious countenence
In Riches is my sufficence
Note: Second occurrence in MS
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar aganis þe Solistaris in court (p. 316)