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NIMEV Dunbar
Methought compassion void of fears
‘Of the Passioun of Christ’ by William Dunbar — six 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Thys blissit saluator chryst Iesu’
Note: Follows without a break 467.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of the Passioun of Christ’
Subjects: Passion; Christ, Passion of
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 206-207
First Lines:
Methocht compassioun vode of feiris
Than straik at me with mony ane stound…
Last Lines:
…Quhat me befell on gud fryday
Befoir the crose of sweit Iesu
Note: No indication of separation between this and preceding 467.
Attributed Author: ffinis quod dunbar (p. 207)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: (Suppl.) 1.285.
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: 2.241.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 378-9.
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: 75-7.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 201-3.
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: 1.232-4.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 158-9.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 6-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Arundel 285, f. 169v
Editions:
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: 268-9.