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NIMEV TM 326
Compatience pierces ruth and mercy stands
‘The Passioun of Christ’ — eight 8-line stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 326.
Subjects: Christ, Passion of; Passion
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 285, ff. 159v-161
First Lines:
Compatience persis reuth & marcy stoundis
In myddis my hert and thirlis throw þe vanis…
Last Lines:
…My saule with sanctis saluiour resaif
Sen þat þi passioun purgit my trespas
Attributed Title: The passioun of crist (f. 159v)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 131-3.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 293-5.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, ed. Devotional Pieces in Verse and Prose from Ms. Arundel 285 and Ms. Harleian 6919. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 23. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1955: 255-7.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 274-6.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], ff. 33v-34
First Lines:
Compacience perssis Rewth and mercy stoundis
In myddis my hairt and thirlis throw þe vanis…
Last Lines:
…My saule with sanctis sueit saluatur ressaif
Sen that þi passioun purgis my trespas
Attributed Title: ffinis de passioni (f. 34)
Facsimiles:
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.
Editions:
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: 89-91.
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: 2.83-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 131-3.
3.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.149 [olim Laing 149], f. 86va-86vb
First Lines:
Compaiens pers rewcht and mercy stundis
In myddis myne hart and thirlis throw þe banis…
Last Lines:
…my saul with sanctes suet saluatour rasaif
sen þat þi passioun purgit my praspas
Editions:
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 65.