The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2064
IMEV 1246
NIMEV 1246
Honoured be Thou blissful Lord Jesu
Thomas Hoccleve, The Angels’ Second Song within Heaven, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; The Angels’ Second Song within Heaven
Subjects: illlustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 25vb
First Lines:
Honurid be þou blisful lord ihesu
and perisid mot þou be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…þat doon here deuoir as þei mai & can
now þaukid be þou ihesu god & may
Note: Four stanzas.
Attributed Title: The angellez song (f. 25v)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 49v-50
First Lines:
Honoured be þu blissefull lord Ihesu
And preysed be þu moste in euery place…
Last Lines:
…That done her devoyr as þei may & kan
Now þankyd be þu Ihesu god & man
Attributed Title: The Aungelles songe with inne heuen (f. 49v)
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 43
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 42-43
First Lines:
hOnoured be þu blisful lord Jhesu
And preysed mostow ben in euery place…
Last Lines:
…þat don þeire deuoyre as þai may & can
Thonkyd be þu Ihesu god & man
Note: Four stanzas.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, f. 36
…That don þeir deuoyr as þei may can
Thankyd be þou Jhesu god and man
Note: Last 2 lines only.
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 32v
First Lines:
Honourede be þou blistefull lorde ihesu
and preseide mot þou be…
Last Lines:
…þat do þair dener os þai may and can
Now thankede be þou ihesu gode and man
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, ff. 74v-75
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 414-16.
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, ff. 31-31v
First Lines:
Honured be thu blisful lord Ihu
And preysed mote thu be in eueri place…
Last Lines:
…That done hire devoire as thei may & kan
Thanked be the Ihu god and man
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxxvi-xxxvii.
9.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270, unfoliated
10.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 40v-41
First Lines:
Honured be thow blisful lord Ihesu
And preysed mote thow be in euery place…
Last Lines:
…That don hir deuour as thei may & can
Thanked be thow Ihesu god and man
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 196

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483
Cust, Katherine Isabella, ed. The booke of the pylgremage of the Sowle. London: Pickering, 1859; repr. New York: AMS, 1973: 48-9.