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Honour joy health and pleasance
A place in his mistress’ heart, by Charles d’Orléans — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 141v-142
First Lines:
HOnure ioy helthe and plesaunce
Vertu ricches habundaunt with good vre…
Last Lines:
…So am y yowre and shal to that y dey
With hert body my litill good and all
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: 281-2.
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: 209-10.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 184-5.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 52.
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: 369-70.