The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2067
IMEV 1249
NIMEV 1249
Honoured be Thou Jesu our Saviour
Thomas Hoccleve, Angels’ song on Easter Day, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme
Subjects: Easter; songs
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), f. 95ra-95rb
First Lines:
Honourid be þou ihesu our saviour
þat for mankinde were don on rode…
Last Lines:
…þat an þe wel & ground of all vertu
Honourid be þou blisful lord ihesu
Attributed Title: þe song of angele on ester day (f. 95)
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 129-129v
First Lines:
Honowryd be þowe Ihesu owre saueowre
That for mankynd wer doon vppon þe roode…
Last Lines:
…That art þe well & grounde of all vertue
Honowred be þowe blessid lord Ihesu
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 144
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 240-241
First Lines:
honowred be þow Jhesu sauiour
þat for mankynde were don opon þe rode…
Last Lines:
…þat art þe welle & grownde of alle vertu
honowred be þow blysful lord Jhesu
Attributed Title: tho aungeles songen vp on astir daye (p. 240)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, ff. 120-120v
First Lines:
Honourid be þou Jhesu saueour
That for mankynde wer don vp on þe roode…
Last Lines:
…That art þe welle & ground of al uertu
honouryd be þou blysful lord Jhesu
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 93v-94
First Lines:
Honoure be þou ihesu
oure saueoure þat for man kinde were done on þe rode…
Last Lines:
…þou arte þe welle and grounde of all vertu
honourede be þou blessede lorde ihesu
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 76
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 419.
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, ff. 100-100v
First Lines:
HOnured be thu Ihu saueoure
þat for mankende were do on the rode…
Last Lines:
…Thu art the ground & welle of alle vertue
Honured be thu blisful lord Ihu
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xlviii-xlix.
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. 128-128v
First Lines:
Honoured be thow Ihesu saueour
That for mankynde were don on the rode…
Last Lines:
…That art the grounde and welle of all vertu
honoured be thow blesful lord Ihesu
Attributed Title: The aungeles song vpon ester day (f. 128)
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 205v

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: 78-9.