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O love til restore thy expellent loss
A Scottish version of a portion of Lydgate’s ‘Cristes Passioun’ (3388), perhaps by Dunbar—four 8-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar (?)
Title(s): ‘Cristes Passioun’
Subjects: crucifixion
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1576, f. 170v
First Lines:
O luue tyll restor þi expellens & los
ffrome par paradyce place off most plessance…
Last Lines:
…suerdis staffys & stauis importabill
Cryande terandly hydwys
Note: Added to originally blank verso of last leaf
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Bibliotheca Pepysiana: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Library of Samuel Pepys. Pt. III: Medieval Manuscripts. London, 1923: 3.16-17.
Nichols, Pierrepont H. “William Dunbar as a Scottish Lydgatian.” PMLA 46 (1931): 214-24: 220-1.