The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4496
IMEV 2821.5
Right fain would I my acquaintance make
‘Sir Penny’ — seven 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 2489, 4361, 3209.
Title(s): ‘Sir Penny’
Subjects: satire; money
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 40-40v
First Lines:
Ryt fane wald I my quentance mak
With sir pennie & waitt ȝe quhy…
Last Lines:
…That pure commounis can never obtene
And dayis lenth with him to speik
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 330-331
First Lines:
Rycht fane wald I my quentance mak
withe Schir penny and wait ȝe quhy…
Last Lines:
…That pure commounis can never obtene
Ane dayis lenthe with him to speik
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: 1.399-400.
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: 3.35-6.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 144-144v
First Lines:
Rycht fane wald I my quentans mak
With schir penny and wat ȝe quhy…
Last Lines:
…That pure commownis can nocht obtene
ane dey to byd with him to speik
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.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 3.227.
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes. Ancient Scottish Poems. Edinburgh, 1770; repr. London, 1815: 193-5.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.27-30.
See Ritson (1821): 164.
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: 409.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes. Camden Society o.s. 16 (1841): 362.