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Father in heaven benign and reverent
Thomas Hoccleve, To the Chancellor, Archbishop of Canterbury: An appeal for funds — a virelai, three 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): To the Chancellor, Archbishop of Canterbury
Subjects: Arundel, Thomas, Chancellor of England, archbp. of Canterbury; patronage, pleas for; virelais
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 38-38v
First Lines:
Fadir in god benigne and reuerent
My lord the Chanceller with al humblesse…
Last Lines:
…Let me be no stepchyld been for I am he
That hope haue in yow confort & gladnesse
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Mason, George, ed. Poems by Thomas Hoccleve Never Before Printed. London: Roworth, 1796: 15.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 58.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 100.