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IMEV 164
NIMEV 164
All be it so I seld have of you sight
Death a way out for the lover,. translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 62) — three 9-line stanzas and 6-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, lament of; envoys
Versification: — nine-line, six-line — ababbccdcd, aabcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 11v
First Lines:
ALl be hit so y selde haue of yow sight
Yet mowe ye thynke that y am yowris ywis…
Last Lines:
…To byue me so no more O welaway
Saue only this the verry deth aloon
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: 25-6.
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: 20-1.
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: 158-9.