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Almighty Lord our blissful king Jesu
‘The Aungelles Songe’ in the English translation of Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Guillaume Deguileville
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme
Subjects: soul, pilgrimage of; pilgrims/pilgrimage
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 24va-24vb
First Lines:
[A]lmygty lord our blisful king ihesu
þou mirrour of þee fadir mageste…
Last Lines:
…þe remenant is relesid of thi grace
In heuen an hiȝ assigned is hem place
Attributed Title: The angelez song (f. 24va)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 48-48v
First Lines:
Almyghti god oure blyssed kyng Ihesu
Þu merrour of þe fadres mageste…
Last Lines:
…The remnaunt is relesed of þi grace
In heuene a boue assyngnes her place
Attributed Title: The Aungelles songe (f. 48)
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 41v
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, ff. 34v-35
First Lines:
Almyȝti lord our blisful kyng Ihesu
þou myrour of þe fader mageste…
Last Lines:
…The remenaunt is relecyd of þi grace
In heuen on hiȝ assigned is þeir place
Attributed Title: Her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 39-40
First Lines:
Almyȝty lord oure blisful kyng Jhesu
þu Mirrour of þe fadir maieste…
Last Lines:
…þe reminaunt is relecid of þi grace
In heuen an hye assygned is þeire place
Attributed Title: What tym þat þes pilgrimes hadden songe in þis wyse þeir aungels wich þat lade hem aunsuerd a noþer singe ful swet & delicious & seid þus (p. 39)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 31v
First Lines:
All myghty lorde oure blissede kynge Ihesu
þe merore of þe fadures maieste…
Last Lines:
…þe remenaunte is relecede by þi grace
In heuene on hye assignede is here place
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 70v
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 29v
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxxiii-iv.
9.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270
10.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 38v-39
First Lines:
Almyghti lorde oure blisful lord Ihesu
Thow myrrour of the fader in maieste…
Last Lines:
…The remenaunt is relesed of thy grace
In heuene assigned is her place
Attributed Title: Cantus angelorum (38v)
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 125v



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483
Transcription:
…This fysshers auoyded ben of slouthe
ffor blandysshyng for manace ne for drede
They spared not but stoden by the trouthe
Of peyne and torment took they none hede
But fayn to see theyr hede and sides blede
fful myghtely thy lawes to defende
Honoured be thou lord withouten ende
Note: Shelfmark CUL Inc.3.J.1.1; single folio with end of text, sig. C.7.
Editions:
Cust, Katherine Isabella, ed. The booke of the pylgremage of the Sowle. London: Pickering, 1859; repr. New York: AMS, 1973: 45-6.