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Lend me your pretty mouth madame
A Dialogue between a lover and his mistress by Charles d’Orléans — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: dialogues, lovers’; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 144v-145
First Lines:
LEnde me yowre praty mouth madame
Se how y knele here at yowre feet…
Last Lines:
…Nay erst lo must ye this avert
How y seide or ye it ocupy
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: 287.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.lxvii-lxviii.
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: 214.
“Poems, written in English, by Charles Duke of Orleans, during his Captivity in England, after the Battle of Agincourt.” Gentleman’s Magazine n.s. 17 (May, 1842): 459-72: 471.
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: 374-5.