SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 2164
IMEV 1296
NIMEV 1296
I grace dieu queen and heavenly princess
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The epistle of grace sent to the seek man’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — twenty-six stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; ‘The epistle of grace sent to the seek man’
Subjects: translations; grace; letters
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), ff. 13rb-14va
First Lines:
I Grace quene of heuenly princesse
as deput by þe souerayne kyng eterne…
Last Lines:
…þy schalt be list up into heue blis
Eternal myrþis schaltou neuer mys
Note: 25 stanzas.
Attributed Title: This is the pistil that grace sent to the seke ssoule (f. 13)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 32v-35v
First Lines:
I grace qwene of heuenely pryncesse
As debyte to þe souereygne eterne…
Last Lines:
…Þou schalt be lyfte vp in to hevyn blysse
Eternall myrthis schalt þu nevyr mysse
Note: First stanza written as prose.
Attributed Title: This is þe Apistell of grace dien sende þo þilke soule (f. 32v)
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 23v
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 7-13
First Lines:
I Grace whene & heuenli pryncess
As depute by þe souereyn kyng eterne…
Last Lines:
…Thou schalt be had up in to heuen blysse
Eternall myrthys schalt þu neuer mysse
Attributed Title: This is þe epystyl þat grace dieu send to þe seke soule (p. 7)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, ff. 21-24v
First Lines:
I Grace quene and heuenly princesse
As deput be þe souereyn kyng eterne…
Last Lines:
…Tho xalt be had vp in to heuen blysse
Eternal blysse xal þou neuere mysse
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 19v-21
First Lines:
I grate quene of heuenly princes
Os depicte by ȝe souereyn kinge eterne…
Last Lines:
…So þat þou shall be lefte vpe into heuen blis
Euerlastenge mirthe shall þou not mys
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: This is þe pistell þat grace dieu sende to the saule (19v)
7.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 17v
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxiii-xxviii.
8.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 24v-27
First Lines:
I Grace quene and heuenly princesse
As depicte by the souereyn kyng eterne…
Last Lines:
…So that thou shalt ben had vp in to heuen blisse
Eternal myrthes shaltow neuere misse
Attributed Title: The Epistil of Grace sent to the sike man
9.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 112