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Jesu king of high heaven above
The ‘Chartre of Pardon’, in the English translation of Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de l’âme — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Guillaume Deguileville
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; ‘Chartre of Pardon’
Subjects: soul, pilgrimage of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff.30v-32: incorrect reference?



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), ff. 21va-22ra
First Lines:
IHesu king of heuen aboue
to Micher my chier lieu tenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeue it hem þat schul my merci haue
Wiþ out whiche no wiȝt ne wil y haue
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 43-44v
First Lines:
Ihesu kyng of heuene aboue
Tho mychaell my chefe lefetenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeve it hem þat schull my mercy haue
Which ontyn weche no wyghte ne wolle I haue
Attributed Title: The chartour of mercye (f. 43)
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 36
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 29-32
First Lines:
JHesu kyng of hyȝe heuen aboue
vn to michel my chiere heutenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeue hit þeim þat schal my mercy haue
Wiþouten wich no wyȝt ne wul I saue
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 28-28v
First Lines:
Jhesu kynge of heuen aboue
To mychael my chefe luþtenaunte…
Last Lines:
…I ȝiue hem þat schall my mercy haue
Wiþ oute whiche no wighte will I haue
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 26
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxviii-xxxi.
7.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270
8.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 34-35v
First Lines:
Ihesu kyng of high heuene aboue
Vn to michael my chief lien tenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeue it hem that shulle my mercy haue
With oute which no wyght wole I saue
Attributed Title: The chartre of pardoun (f. 34)
9.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 121v



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: 38-40.