The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2061
IMEV 1243
NIMEV 1243
Honoured be Thou blissful heaven Queen
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The Angels’ Song’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — two stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): ‘The Angels’ Song’; Pèlerinage de l’âme
Subjects: songs; Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 92va
First Lines:
HEried be þou blisful heuen quene
and worschepid mot þou be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…ffor þyn estate Imperial
No praising is þat may be peregal
Attributed Title: Song of þe purificacion (f. 92v)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, f. 125v
First Lines:
Honowred be þowe blestefull heuen queen
& worschipyd motte þowe be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…ffor vn to þyne asstaate ymperiall
No preysynge ys þat may be peregall
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 140
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 232-233
First Lines:
honoured be þu blysful heuen quene
& worschipid mot þu be in eueri place…
Last Lines:
…for to þyn estate Imperial
No preysyng is þat may be paregal
Attributed Title: the avngeles songe (p. 232)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, f. 117
First Lines:
Honourid be þou blysful heuene qwene
And worchepid mote þou ben euery place…
Last Lines:
ffor vn to þin estat Imperyal
No preysing is þat may be paregal
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 91
First Lines:
honoured be þou blistefull heuen quene
and worscheped mote þou be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…ffor vnto þi estate Imperiall
No presunge is þat may be eugale
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, ff. 97-97v
First Lines:
HOnured be thu blisful heuene queen
And worschepid mot þu be in eueri place…
Last Lines:
…ffor vnto thin astate imperiall
To praisyng is þat may be peregall
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xlvii-xlviii.
8.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270, unfoliated
9.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], f. 124v
First Lines:
Honoured be þu blisful heuene quene
And worshiped mote þu ben in euery place…
Last Lines:
ffor vnto thyn estate imperiale
No praisyng is that may be paragale
Attributed Title: The aungeles song (f. 124v)
10.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 199v
Note: 3 additional stanzas.

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483