The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2065
IMEV 1247
NIMEV 1247
Honoured be Thou blissful Lord on high
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Cantus peregrinorum’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; ‘Cantus peregrinorum
Subjects: songs; pilgrims/pilgrimage
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), ff. 24ra-24va
[H]onourid be þou blisful lord an hyȝ
þat of þe blissid maiden were I bore…
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 47v-48
Honoured be þu blisseful lorde an hygh
That of þe blessed maydyn were I bore…
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 40v
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 38-39
First Lines:
hOnoured be þu blisful lord on hye
þat of þe blisful mayden were bore…
Last Lines:
…To the we com as fyn off oure Laboure
Wham wilnith eueri trew trauayloure
Attributed Title: And þis was the noble song þat I herd hem syng (p. 38)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, ff. 34-34v
First Lines:
Honoured be þou blysful lord on hy
Þat of þe blisful mayde were bore…
Last Lines:
…To þe come3 as fyn of our labour
And so schal eny trewe traueylour
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 31
First Lines:
Honourede be þou blistefull lorde and hye
þou blisse de maide were ybore…
Last Lines:
…To þe we come os ende of oure labur
Whom desireth euer trwe traueloure
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, ff. 70v-71
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 392.
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 29
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxxii-xxxiii.
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. 38-38v
First Lines:
Honored be þou blisful lorde an hy
That of the blisful mayde were ybore…
Last Lines:
…To the we come as fyn of oure labour
Whom willeth euery trewe trauaylour
Attributed Title: Cantus peregrimorum (f. 38)
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 125

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483
Cust, Katherine Isabella, ed. The booke of the pylgremage of the Sowle. London: Pickering, 1859; repr. New York: AMS, 1973: 44 (2 st. only).