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DIMEV 3549
IMEV 2206
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Most goodly young O pleasant debonaire
A letter praising his mistress, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 68) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy (abab)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, address to beloved; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 15
First Lines:
MOst goodly yong O plesaunt debonayre
Yowre sendyng which me gaf comaundement…
Last Lines:
…For forgetyng to knowe my iugement
As bi the mowthe y leuyr had yow told
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: 33-4.
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: 26-7.
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: 164-5.