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To you well of honour and worthiness
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Balade au tres noble Roy H[enri] le quint’ — four 8-line stanzas (same three rimes throughout)
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Balade au tres noble Roy H[enri] le quint
Subjects: Henry V
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.15 (595), ff. 2-2v
First Lines:
To you wele of honor and of worthynes
Oure christen kinge the heire and successour
vnto Iustinians deuout tenderne
In faithe of Iesu oure redemptour…
Last Lines:
…Obserue it well there to be þe dettour
Doeth so and god in glory shall you stall
Note: Added to flyleaf by a hand of sixteenth century. Transcript from Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 . Followed, without break, by 6826.
Attributed Title: To the kinges moste noble grace and To the Lordes and Knightes of the garter (f. 2)
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 27-27v
First Lines:
To yow welle of honur and worthynesse
Our right cristen kyng heir & successour…
Last Lines:
…Obserue it wel ther to been yee dettour
Dooth so and god in glorie shal yow stalle
Attributed Title: Cestes balades ensuyantes feurent faites au tresnoble Roy Henri le quint que dieu pardoint & au treshonorable conpaignie du Iarter (f. 27)
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: 41-2.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1894-7: 7.233-4.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Geoffrey Chaucer, Workes, Thynne, 1532 , sig. A.4va-A.4vb
First Lines:
To you wele of honour and of worthynesse…
Note: Immediately follows 4978 as second of four texts following table of contents to fill up the quire.