SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 993
Christ hath cancelled the writing of all mans debt
Couplet introducing the ‘Short Charter of Christ’ (6769) — one couplet
Title(s): ‘Short Charter of Christ’
Subjects: Christ, life of; prologues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1236, f. 7v
Transcription:
Christ hath cancelled the writeinge of all mans dett
And by this greate Charter him free hath sett
Note: Follows title, precedes traditional first lines of the ‘Short Charter of Christ’ (6769); added to MS by a sixteenth-century hand.
Attributed Title: Magna Charta de libertatibus mundi