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Half in despair not half but clean dispaired
The lover gets disgusted with Love’s tribulations by Charles d’Orléans — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 139-139v
First Lines:
HAlf in dispeyre not half but clene dispeyrid
I take my leue of loue for onys and ay…
Last Lines:
…As y haue bene for whiche allas y say
That evir y knew loue or his servise
Editions:
Taylor, G. Watson. Poems Written in English by Charles Duke of OrleansOrleans, during his Captivity in England after the Battle of Azincourt Roxburghe Club 44. London, 1827: 275-6.
Steele, Robert, ed. Charles of Orleans: The English Poems. Vol. 1. EETS o.s. 215 (1941); vol. 2. ed. Robert Steele and Mabel Day, o.s. 220; repr. as one volume, 1970: 205.
Arn, Mary-Jo, ed. Fortunes Stabilnes: Charles of Orleans’s English Book of Love. A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1994: 364-5.