The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5196
IMEV 3305.8
NIMEV 3305.8
The arms of crist both god and man
Indulgence for the Arma Christi devotions (2291, 4083, and 6744); seventeen irregular couplets.
Subjects: Christ, ‘arms’ of; indulgences
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 A.XXVII, f. 80
Note: 32 lines.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland Deposit 221/9 [Blairs College 13], roll, item (c)
First Lines:
These armis of crist boþe god & man
Seint petir þe pope descriuid bein…
Last Lines:
…And half ȝer and daies þre
Of paradon þese popes ȝeue þe
Note: Written in rubric.
3.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, f. 11v-12
First Lines:
The armes of [crist?] both god and man
Seynt pieter þe pope discryued hem…
Last Lines:
…And half a yere and dayes thre
Of pardon these popes hath graunted the
Attributed Title: This is the pardon of the prayers before (f. 11v)
4.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, TYP 193, ff. 188-189
First Lines:
Theis armis of crist bothe gode an man
Synt petir þe pope discreuit hem…
Last Lines:
…Ande a halfe ȝere ande days thre
of pardonne þes popis haþ graunt it þe
Note: Fifteen couplets only, written as prose, later crossed out and word ‘pope’ partly erased throughout.
5.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], f. 10v
First Lines:
The armes of criste both god and man
Seynt peter þe pope discryued hem…
Last Lines:
…And eche pope seyde to fore hande
ffor sycht of the uernacle graunted xl dayes to pardon
Note: Lines 1-17 only, written all in rubric.
Attributed Title: This is the pardon of the prayers before (f. 10v)
6.Source: Philadelphia, Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province (olim Mount St Alphonsus Seminary, Esopus, New York), roll, continued on dorse