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Honoured be Thou blissful Lord Jesu
Thomas Hoccleve, The Angels’ Second Song within Heaven, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; The Angels’ Second Song within Heaven
Subjects: illlustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 25vb
First Lines:
Honurid be þou blisful lord ihesu
and perisid mot þou be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…þat doon here deuoir as þei mai & can
now þaukid be þou ihesu god & may
Note: Four stanzas.
Attributed Title: The angellez song (f. 25v)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 49v-50
First Lines:
Honoured be þu blissefull lord Ihesu
And preysed be þu moste in euery place…
Last Lines:
…That done her devoyr as þei may & kan
Now þankyd be þu Ihesu god & man
Attributed Title: The Aungelles songe with inne heuen (f. 49v)
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 43
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 42-43
First Lines:
hOnoured be þu blisful lord Jhesu
And preysed mostow ben in euery place…
Last Lines:
…þat don þeire deuoyre as þai may & can
Thonkyd be þu Ihesu god & man
Note: Four stanzas.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, f. 36
Transcription:
…That don þeir deuoyr as þei may can
Thankyd be þou Jhesu god and man
Note: Last 2 lines only.
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 32v
First Lines:
Honourede be þou blistefull lorde ihesu
and preseide mot þou be…
Last Lines:
…þat do þair dener os þai may and can
Now thankede be þou ihesu gode and man
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, ff. 74v-75
Editions:
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 414-16.
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 31
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxxvi-xxxvii.
9.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270, unfoliated
10.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 40v-41
First Lines:
Honured be thow blisful lord Ihesu
And preysed mote thow be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…That don hir deuour as thei may & can
Thanked be thow Ihesu god and man
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 196



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483
Editions:
Cust, Katherine Isabella, ed. The booke of the pylgremage of the Sowle. London: Pickering, 1859; repr. New York: AMS, 1973: 48-9.