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Alas madame what manner strife
The Eyes belie the Mouth (associated with Charles d’Orléans) — three 7-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love lyrics; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 144
First Lines:
ALas Madame what maner strijf
Is ther bitwnee yowre mouth and y…
Last Lines:
…Me thynkith it thrillith me and sleth
Saue that yowre eyen mercy seith
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: 286-7.
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: 213.
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: 373-4.