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Madame ye ought well know to my seeming
‘The small plesere that y haue to me kaught’, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 65) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 5-line Envoy (aabab)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘The small plesere that y haue to me kaught’
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, five-line — ababbcbc, aabab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 13-13v
First Lines:
Madame ye ought well know to my semyng
What ioy that y haue had or yit plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Withouten yow to lede is displesaunce
The small plesere that y haue to me caft
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: 29-30.
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: 23-4.
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: 161-2.