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Honoured be Thou blissful heaven Queen
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The Angels’ Song’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — two stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): ‘The Angels’ Song’; Pèlerinage de l’âme
Subjects: songs; Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 92va
First Lines:
HEried be þou blisful heuen quene
and worschepid mot þou be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…ffor þyn estate Imperial
No praising is þat may be peregal
Attributed Title: Song of þe purificacion (f. 92v)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, f. 125v
First Lines:
Honowred be þowe blestefull heuen queen
& worschipyd motte þowe be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…ffor vn to þyne asstaate ymperiall
No preysynge ys þat may be peregall
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 140
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 232-233
First Lines:
honoured be þu blysful heuen quene
& worschipid mot þu be in eueri place…
Last Lines:
…for to þyn estate Imperial
No preysyng is þat may be paregal
Attributed Title: the avngeles songe (p. 232)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, f. 117
First Lines:
Honourid be þou blysful heuene qwene
And worchepid mote þou ben euery place…
Last Lines:
ffor vn to þin estat Imperyal
No preysing is þat may be paregal
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 91
First Lines:
honoured be þou blistefull heuen quene
and worscheped mote þou be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…ffor vnto þi estate Imperiall
No presunge is þat may be eugale
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 97
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.
8.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270, unfoliated
9.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], f. 124v
First Lines:
Honoured be þu blisful heuene quene
And worshiped mote þu ben in euery place…
Last Lines:
ffor vnto thyn estate imperiale
No praisyng is that may be paragale
Attributed Title: The aungeles song (f. 124v)
10.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 199v
Note: 3 additional stanzas.



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