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Victorious King our lord full gracious
Thomas Hoccleve (?), Virelai to Henry V for money — three 8-line stanzas of which the third is an envoy
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Subjects: patronage, pleas for; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 16 (SC 3896), ff. 198v-199
First Lines:
Victoriouse kyng oure lorde moste graciouse
We humble legemen to youre highnesse…
Last Lines:
…lat nat the strook of Indigence vs mate
Excellent prince Mirour of prowesse
Attributed Title: Balade (f. 198v)
Facsimiles:
Norton-Smith, John. “Introduction.” Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 40-40v
First Lines:
Victorious kyng our lord ful gracious
We humble lige men to your hynesse…
Last Lines:
…Lat nat the strook of indigence vs mate
O worthy Prince mirour of prowesse
Attributed Title: Item au Roy que dieu pardoint (f. 40)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Mason, George, ed. Poems by Thomas Hoccleve Never Before Printed. London: Roworth, 1796: 71.
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: 62.