The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5681
IMEV 3595.3
NIMEV Dunbar
This ender night half sleeping as I lay
William Dunbar, ‘The dreme’, a plea for money to King James IV — twenty-three 5-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The dreme’
Subjects: patronage, pleas for; James IV, king of Scotland; dreams
Versification: — five-line — aabba

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 3v-5
First Lines:
This hinder nycht halff sleiping as I lay
me thocht my chalmer in ane new aray…
Last Lines:
…On leith sandis me thocht scho brak in sounder
And I anon did walkin with þe crak
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 5)
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.31-5.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 233-7.
Small, John, Ae. James George Mackay, George Powell McNeill, and Walter Gregor, eds. The Poems of William Dunbar. 5 pts. Scottish Text Society 2, 4, 16, 21, 29. Edinburgh, 1884-93: 2.257-60.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 242-7.
Schipper, Jakob, ed. The Poems of William Dunbar. 4 vols. Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophische-Historische Klasse 40/2; 40/4; 41/4; 42/4. Vienna, 1892-93: 43-9.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 117-21.
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: 2.46-50.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 127-30.