The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3632
IMEV 2258.5
NIMEV Dunbar
My lords of Chalker please you to hear
‘To the lordis of the kingis chalker’, by William Dunbar — four 5-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘To the lordis of the kingis chalker’
Subjects: Chalker, lords of; satire; political poems
Versification: — five-line — aabba

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 6-6v
First Lines:
My Lordis of chalker pleis ȝow to heir
My coumpt I sall It mak ȝow cleir…
Last Lines:
…I haue na preiff heir bot my purs
Quhilk wald not lie & it war luikit
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 6v)
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