The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
As that I walked in the month of May
A Balade to the Virgin Mary and Christ, translated from the French by Hoccleve
— twenty 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): A Balade to the Virgin Mary and Christ
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of; Virgin Mary and Christ, songs/prayers to
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151]
, ff. 43v
As þat I walkid in the monthe of May
Besyde a groue in an heuy
…Be tendre of vs o thow blissid virgyne
ffor if thee list we
shuln to blisse atteyne
Attributed Title: Ceste balade ensuyante feust translatee au commandement de mon Meistre
Robert Chichele (f. 43v)
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds.
Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse
s.s. 19 (2002).
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: 67-72.