The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2860
IMEV 1719
NIMEV 1719
Jesu king of high heaven above
The ‘Chartre of Pardon’, in the English translation of Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de l’âme — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Guillaume Deguileville
Title(s): Pèlerinage de l’âme; ‘Chartre of Pardon’
Subjects: soul, pilgrimage of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff.30v-32: incorrect reference?

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), ff. 21va-22ra
First Lines:
IHesu king of heuen aboue
to Micher my chier lieu tenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeue it hem þat schul my merci haue
Wiþ out whiche no wiȝt ne wil y haue
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 43-44v
First Lines:
Ihesu kyng of heuene aboue
Tho mychaell my chefe lefetenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeve it hem þat schull my mercy haue
Which ontyn weche no wyghte ne wolle I haue
Attributed Title: The chartour of mercye (f. 43)
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 36
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 29-32
First Lines:
JHesu kyng of hyȝe heuen aboue
vn to michel my chiere heutenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeue hit þeim þat schal my mercy haue
Wiþouten wich no wyȝt ne wul I saue
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 28-28v
First Lines:
Jhesu kynge of heuen aboue
To mychael my chefe luþtenaunte…
Last Lines:
…I ȝiue hem þat schall my mercy haue
Wiþ oute whiche no wighte will I haue
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, ff. 26-27v
First Lines:
Ihu kyng of hie heuen a bove
Vn to Michael my chief lieu tenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I geve it him þat schal myn mercy crave
Withowt wich no wight wil I crave
Note: Last line begins with crossed-through ‘Witowt.’
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: xxviii-xxxi.
7.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270
8.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 34-35v
First Lines:
Ihesu kyng of high heuene aboue
Vn to michael my chief lien tenaunt…
Last Lines:
…I ȝeue it hem that shulle my mercy haue
With oute which no wyght wole I saue
Attributed Title: The chartre of pardoun (f. 34)
9.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 121v

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: 38-40.