The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3928
IMEV 2457.5
NIMEV Dunbar
O gracious Princess good and fair
William Dunbar, ‘Of the same James [Dog, keeper of the Queen’s Wardrobe] quhen he hed plesett him’ — six quatrains (aabb) including refrain: ‘He is na dog he is a lam’
Note: See 5595.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of the same James quhen he hed plesett him’
Subjects: patronage, pleas for; Dog, James, keeper of the Queen’s Wardrobe
Versification: — four-line — aabb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 44v-45
First Lines:
O gratious princes gude and fair
Do well to James ȝour wardrapair…
Last Lines:
…That neuer dollour mak him dram
He is na dog he is ane lam
Attributed Author: Quod dvnbar (f. 45)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 339-340
First Lines:
O gracious princes guid and fair
do weill to Iames ȝour wardraipair…
Last Lines:
…That newir dolour mak him dram
he is na dog he is an Lam
Attributed Author: quod dunbar of þe said Iames quhen he had plesett him (p. 340)
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