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Mine only joy my lady and mistress
An epistle to his lady, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 56) — twelve 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; epistles
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 131
First Lines:
MYn only ioy my lady and maystres
Which are thehope of all my worldis wele…
Last Lines:
…I trust to God to doon so and y may
That y shall ben rewardid wel therfore
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: 255-9.
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: 191-3.
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: 350-3.