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O fair madame Christ would ye knew my pain
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel — 21 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; lovers, addresses to beloved; love lyrics
Versification: — twenty-one line — abbbaaababbabbbaabbba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 88
First Lines:
O Fayre madame crist wold ye knew my payne
With all my thought and bisy remembraunce…
Last Lines:
…For loue of yow and thorugh yowre hard suffraunce
No reward founde for ought þat y 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: 173-4.
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: 132.
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: 285-6.