The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 515.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Betwix twelve hours and eleven
William Dunbar, ‘þe amendis to þe telyouris and sowtaris for the turnament maid on thame’ — ten quatrains with refrain, ‘Teȝouris and sowtaris blist be ȝe’
Note: Cf. 3692.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘þe amendis to þe telyouris and sowtaris for the turnament maid on thame’
Subjects: tournaments; tailors; shoemakers; satire
Versification: — four-line — aabb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 317
First Lines:
BEtwix tuelfe houris and ellevin
I dremit ane angell come frome hewin…
Last Lines:
…Thocht ȝe be knaifis in þis cwntre
Tailȝouris and Sowtaris blist be ȝe
Attributed Author: Quod Dumbar quhone he drank to þe Dekynnis ffor amendis to þe bodeis of þair craftis (p. 317)
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: 1.378-9.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 112v-113
First Lines:
Betuix twell houris and ellevin
I dremed ane angell came fra hevin…
Last Lines:
…Thocht ȝe be knavis in this cuntre
Telȝouris and sowtaris blist be ȝie
Attributed Author: quod dumbar (f. 113)
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.: 1.253-5 (lacks 7 st.).
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.59-60.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 220-1.
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: 3.319-21.
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.
Bad Key: Schipper1892-93b: 49-50.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 70-1.
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: 2.298-300.
Bad Key: Mackenzie1932: 126-7.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 57-8.