Hoccleve Thomas

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 (hŏk′lēv′) or Oc·cleve (ŏk′-), Thomas 1369?-1450?
English poet known for his detailed descriptions of life in medieval London.
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Occleve." (40) There he quotes the Regiment of Princes verses from MS BL Harley 4866 which specifically defend the making of Chaucer's image by comparing it with those of the saints: "The ymages bat in be chirche been, / Maken folk benke on god & on his seyntes, / Whan be ymages bei be-holden & seen." This gesture helps to move the textual and tomb representations of Chaucer further along the path to secular or metaphorical sainthood.
Kurtz's 1925 article 'The Relation of Occleve's Lerne to Dye to its Source', (23) which contains caustic observations comparing Hoccleve's translation to the Latin original ranging from 'a sententious and melancholy reflection on the brevity of this life may be sacrificed to an insipid rhyme' (24) to 'the additions are so numerous that, even though some of them are poetically passable, the deleterious remainder infects the entire poem'.
Thomas Hoccleve (or Occleve) wrote his Regiment of princess between 1411-1412 for the Prince of Wales.