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My pained ghost enforceth me complain
‘Thus pitously my deth ye do contryve’ — three 8-line stanzas with this refrain and 4-line Envoy (associated with Charles d’Orléans)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘Thus pitously my deth ye do contryve’
Subjects: complaints; love lyrics; envoys; lovers’ plea
Versification: — eight-line — ababcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 138-138v
First Lines:
My paynid gost enforsith me complayne…
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: 272-3.
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: 203.
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: 362-3.