The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5685
IMEV 3598
NIMEV Dunbar
This ender night in Dumfermline
William Dunbar, ‘The Wooing of the King quhen he wes in Dumfermeling’ (The Tod and the Lamb) — ten seven-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The Wooing of the King quhen he wes in Dumfermeling’
Subjects: patronage, pleas for
Versification: — seven-line — aabbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 58
First Lines:
This hindir nycht in dumfermeling
To me was tauld ane wonderous thing…
Last Lines:
…And ay þe lame cryit Ladie help
And þat me thocht a feirlie cace
Note: Stanzas 1 and 2 only.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 335-337
First Lines:
This hyndir nycht in dumfermling
To me wes tauld ane wondrous thing…
Last Lines:
…And þis Repoirt I with my pen
How at Dumfermling fell the cace
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar (p. 337)
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: 1.407-9.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 116-116v
First Lines:
This hindir nycht in dumfermeling
To me wes tawld ane windir thing…
Last Lines:
…And this report I with my pen
How at Dumfermling thair fell the cace
Note: Follows þe wowing of the king quhen he wes in dumfermeling (f. 116).
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 116v)
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.
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.200-3.
Sibbald, John. Chronicle of Scottish Poetry…. 4 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1802: 1.243-6.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.83-5.
Schipper, Jakob. William Dunbar. Sein Leben und seine Gedichte. Strassburg: Trübner, 1884: 118-21.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 35-6.
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: 1.36-8.
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: 2.330-3.
Kaufmann, Johannes. Traité de la langue…Dunbar. Bonn: Wever, 1873: 23.
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: 34-6.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 2-4.
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: 2.309-11.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 51-3.