The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2660
IMEV 1587.3
NIMEV Dunbar
In vice most vicious he excels
William Dunbar, ‘Aganis treason: Epitaphe for Donald Owre’ — eight 6-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Aganis treason: Epitaphe for Donald Owre’
Subjects: epitaphs; Owre, Donald
Versification: — six-line — aabbba

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 11-11v
First Lines:
IN vyce most vitious he excellis
That with þe vyce of treasoun mellis…
Last Lines:
…ay rinnis þe fox
quill he foott hais
Note: 8 x 6, aabbba.
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 11v)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 11-12
First Lines:
In wyce most vicius he excellis
That with þe wyce off tresoune mellis…
Last Lines:
…Ay rynnes the fox
quhille he fut hais
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (p. 12)
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3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], pp. 53-54
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