William Dunbar: The Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo (pp.177-188 in the volume) with William Dunbar: Lament for the Makars (pp.189-191 in the volume) with William Dunbar: Kynd Kittok (p.192 in the volume) with William Dunbar: The Testament of Mr Andro Kennedy (pp.193-196 in the volume)   (Page 16 of 20)

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(p.192) Best is that we for dede dispone.
Eftir our deid that lif may we
Timor mortis conturbat me
quod dunbar quhen he wes sek &c.
My gudame wes a gay wif bot scho wes ryght gend
Scho duelt furth fer in to france apon falkland fellis
thai callit her kynd kittok quhasa hir weill kend.
Scho wes like a caldrone cruke cler vnder kellys
thai threpit that scho deit of thrist et maid a gud end
Efter hir dede scho dredit nought in hevin for to duell
And sa to hevin ye hievvay dreidles scho uvend
zit scho wanderit and zeid by to ane elriche well.
Scho met yar as i wene.
Ane ask rydand on a snaill
Et cryit ourtane fallow haill       Till it wes neir evin.
And raid ane inche behind ye taill
Sa scho had hap to be horsit to hir herbry.
Att ane ailhous neir [hevin] it nyghttit yaim yare
Scho deit of thrist in yis warld that gert hir be so dry
Scho neuer eit bot drank our mesur et mair
Scho slepit quhill ye morne at none et rais airly
And to the zettis of hevin fast can ye wif fair
And by sanct petir in at ye zet scho stall prevely
God lukit et saw hir lattin in et lewch his hert sair
And yar zeris sevin
Scho lewit a gud lif
And wes our ladyis hen wif ay quhill scho wes in hevin.
And held sanct petir at strif
Sche lukit out on a day and thoght ryght lang
To se ye ailhous beside in till ane euill hour
And out of hevin ye hie gait cought ye wif gaing
For to get hir ane fresche drink ze aill of hevin wes sour.
Scho come agane to hevinnis zet quhen ye bell rang
Saint petir hat hir with a club quhill a gret clour
Rais in hir heid becaus ye wif zeid wrang