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Honoured be this holy feast day
Thomas Hoccleve, Angels’ Song on Epiphany, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — four stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), ff. 94rb-94va
First Lines:
Worschepid be þis holy fest day
In honour of þe suet well of lyf…
Last Lines:
…In honour of this gret solempnyte
Worschippid be the holy trynyte
Attributed Title: Song of þe assumpcion day of our lady (f. 94)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 128-128v
First Lines:
Worschipyd be þis holy fest day
In honowre of þe swette well of lyfe…
Last Lines:
…In honowre of þis highe solempnyte
worschippid be þe holy trenyte
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 143
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, p. 238
First Lines:
honowred be þis holy feste day
In worschip of þe swete welle of lyf…
Last Lines:
…In honour of þis hye solempnyte
honowred be þe holy trynyte
Attributed Title: the aungeles song in þe feste of þe Epyphanie (p. 238)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, ff. 119-119v
First Lines:
Honourid be þis holy feste day
In worchep of þe swote welle of lyff…
Last Lines:
…In honour of þis hye solempnyte
Honourid be þe holy trinyte
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 93
First Lines:
Worschepede be þis holy feste day
In honoure of þe swete welle of life…
Last Lines:
…In honoure of þis hy solempnte
worschepede be þe trinite
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 76
Editions:
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 421-2.
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 99
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xlvii-xlviii.
9.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xlvii-xlviii.
10.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 127-127v
First Lines:
Honoured be this holy feste day
In worshipe of the swete welle of lyf…
Last Lines:
…In honour of this solempnite
Honoured be the holy trynite
Attributed Title: The aungeles songe in the feste of the Epyphanye of oure lord (f. 127)
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 204v
Note: With additional stanzas



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483