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Alas death who made thee so hardy
The Sorrows of Love, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 117) — three 9-line stanzas and 5-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, lament of; envoys
Versification: — nine-line — ababbcddc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 38v-39
First Lines:
ALas Deth who made thee so hardy
To take awey the most nobill princesse…
Last Lines:
…So that the good sowle of hir now not ly
In payne sorow and wofull aventure
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: 87-8.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 276-7.
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: 68.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 166.
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: 207-8.