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Alas mercy where shall mine heart you find
A roundel (an acrostic on Anne Molins) by Charles d’Orléans — twelve lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: Molins, Anne; love lyrics; roundels; acrostics
Versification: — twelve-line — abbaabaabbaa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Grenoble, Bibl. municipale, Grenoble 873: no English poems in this MS: see Arn (1994), 382, n. 4.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 25458, p. 311
First Lines:
[A]las mercy wher shal myn hert yow fynd
Neuer had he wyth yow ful aqwaintans…
Last Lines:
…Noght is the help that whyl not hym avans
Slauth hys to me and euer com be hynde
Alas mercy &c
Editions:
Champollion-Figeac, Aime. Les Poesies du duc Charles d’Orleans. Paris, 1842: 266-7.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180.
Champion, Pierre. Charles d’Orleans: Poesies. Paris: Librairie H. Champion, 1923-4; repr. 1966: 2.570-1.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 222.
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: 221.
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: 384.