The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2066
IMEV 1248
NIMEV 1248
Honoured be Thou Holy Ghost on high
Thomas Hoccleve, Song of Angels and All Saints at Pentecost, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — three stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; Song of Angels and All Saints at Pentecost
Subjects: songs; pilgrims/pilgrimage; Whitsunday
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 96vb
First Lines:
Honored be þou holy goost on hy
þat vn to puple of so poore astate…
Last Lines:
…fful myȝtily þi lawez to defende
Honoured be þou lord with outen ende
Attributed Title: Song for þe fest of wit sonday (f. 96v)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 132-132v
First Lines:
Honowered be þowe holygooste an hyghe
þat vn to pepull of soo poore asstatte…
Last Lines:
…ffull myghtely þi lawes to defende
honowred be þu lorde with owtyn ende
Note: First two stanzas (on f. 132) written as prose
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 147
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 246-247
First Lines:
honowred be þu holy goost only
þat vn to peple of so pore astate…
Last Lines:
…ful myȝtily þis lawes to defende
honowred be þow lord wiþ owten ende
Attributed Title: the aungeles songe & alle oþer seyntes in þe feste of þe holy Pentecost (f. 246)
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, f. 95
First Lines:
Honourede be þou holy goste on hye
þat vnto pepull of so poore astate…
Last Lines:
…ffull myghtely þi lawes to defende honorede be
þou ihesu withouten ende
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 77
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 424.
7.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, ff. 102-102v
First Lines:
HOnured be thu holy gost in hie
That vn to poeple of so pore astate…
Last Lines:
…fful myghtly thi law ys to offende
Honured be thu lord with owt ende
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: li.
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. 131
First Lines:
Honoured be þu holy goost in hy
That vn to peple of so pore estate…
Last Lines:
…fful myghtily thy lawes to defende
honoured be þu lord with outen ende
Attributed Title: The aungeles song and alle othere seintes in the feste of Pentecost (f. 131)
10.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 209
Note: 2 additional stanzas.

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: 80-1.