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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
Transcription:
[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
Transcription:
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
Editions:
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
Editions:
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
Editions:
Cust, Katherine Isabella, ed. The booke of the pylgremage of the Sowle. London: Pickering, 1859; repr. New York: AMS, 1973: 44 (2 st. only).