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Alas how ever could the God of Kind
A letter to his mistress for favours (associated with Charles d’Orléans) — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcac



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 128
First Lines:
ALas how euyr kouthe þe God of Kynde
A body shape so fayre and so goodly…
Last Lines:
…Yet bi my deth thei wynne not in no case
Where bi my lijf ye wynne may my servise
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: 247-8.
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: 185.
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: 344-5.