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If I could make my wanton wishes flee
An Epistle to his ‘souereyn lady and maystres’, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 92) — three 9-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love letters; envoys
Versification: — nine-line, four-line — ababbcdcd, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 22-22v
First Lines:
If y koude make my wanton wisshis flee
And the sighis that maken me so wan…
Last Lines:
…That y haue chose withouten departure
As for my souereyne lady and maystres
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: 60-2.
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: 47-8.
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: 186-7.