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The King of Kings reigning over all
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Balade…au tres noble Roy H[enry] le V’ — a virelai of five 8-line stanzas, with the same rhyme throughout
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Balade…au tres noble Roy H[enry] le V
Subjects: Henry V; virelais
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 26-27
First Lines:
The Kyng of Kynges regnyng ouer al
Which stablisshid hath in eternitee…
Last Lines:
…Byseechyng vn to god þat to his pay
Yee may gouerne your hy dignitee
Attributed Title: Ceste balade ensuante feust faite au tres noble Roy Henri le Vt que dieu pardoint le iour que les seigneurs de son Roialme lui firent lour homages a Kenyngton (f. 26)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 1.39-40.