The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4867
IMEV 3117.7
NIMEV Dunbar
Sir John Sinclair be goeth to dance
William Dunbar, ‘Of a dance in the quenis chalmer’ — seven 7-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of a dance in the quenis chalmer’
Subjects: political poems; occasional verse; satire
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 45-45v
First Lines:
Schir Johne Sinclair begowth to dance
ffor he was new cum owt of ffrance…
Last Lines:
…He stickit lyk ane tyk sum said
Ane mirrier dance mycht na man se
Attributed Author: Quod dumbar (f. 45v)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 340-341
First Lines:
Schir Ihon sinclair begowthe to dance
for he was new cum owt of france…
Last Lines:
…he stinckett lyk a tuk sum saed
a mirrear dance mycht na man see
Attributed Author: quod dunbar of a dance in þe que[nis] chalmer (p. 341)
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