The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3488
IMEV 2161.5
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)
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
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.