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I was long time one of the company
On the Company of Lovers, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 124) — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: On the Company of Lovers; lovers, advice to; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 46
First Lines:
I Was long tyme oon of the company
Of loue and ware my tyme of lustynes…
Last Lines:
…Nor thus biwayle my lijf in hevynes
That all is broke and newe to make ayen
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: 104-5.
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: 80.
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: 220-1.