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In sleep been laid all song dance or disport
On the death of his lady, by Charles d’Orléans — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, death of; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 39
First Lines:
IN slepe ben leyd all song daunce or disport
Also prays of bewte bote or gantilesse…
Last Lines:
…Wherfore y wolde my lijf sum nedy wight
Hit had for now of nought as lyue y ere
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: 88-90.
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: 69.
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: 208-9.