The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3602
IMEV 2243
NIMEV 2243
My ghostly father I me confess
The ‘confession‘ of a stolen kiss, a roundel by Charles d’Orléans — fourteen lines (two rhymes)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; confession
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 88v
First Lines:
MY gostly fadir y me confesse
First to God and then to yow…
Last Lines:
…That at a wyndow wot ye how
I stale a cosse of gret swetnes
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