The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 276.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Among these friars within an cloister
William Dunbar, ‘Of the passioun of Christ’ — twelve 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘O mankynd for the lufe of the’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 144; followed without a break by 3488.
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘Of the passioun of Christ’
Subjects: Christ, Passion of; crucifixion; dream visions
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, pp. 203-206
First Lines:
Amang thir freiris within ane cloister
I enterit in ane oritorie…
Last Lines:
…And tholit to be crucifyid
O mankynd for the luif of the
Note: No indication of end before 3488 begins.
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: 239-43.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 375-7.
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: 72-5.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 199-201.
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: 1.229-32.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 155-7.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 2-6.
2.Source: London, British Library Arundel 285, ff. 168-174v
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: 266-7.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 16500 [formerly Acc. 4233; Asloan MS], ff. 290v-292
First Lines:
amang þir freris in a closter
I ruterit in ane oratory
And knelit dovne…
Last Lines:
…And tholit to be crucefyid
O mankyng for þe luf of þe
Note: 96 lines only; MS also paginated, = pp. 600-603; nineteenth-century transcripts in Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.450/1 [olim Laing 450], Part 1, ff. 52-53v (by Chalmers; ed. Paterson (1863), 81-3) and Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.IV.27, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.IV.28, item 1 (Laing and Turnbull (1837), 1.243-6)..
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 292)
Attributed Title: Heir begynnis þe passioun of Ihesu (f. 290v)
Craigie, William Alexander. The Asloan Manuscript. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 14, 16. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1923, 192: 2.242-5.