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O fair madame if so ye dare not lo
Charles d’Orléans, Verses asking mistress to love him ‘in spite of daunger and his affynyte’ — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: envoys; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 135-135v
First Lines:
O Fayre madame if so ye dare not loo
On lovyng basse as forto geven me…
Last Lines:
…And fynde therto a space of suche leysere
In spirte of daungere and his affynyte
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: 265-6.
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: 198-9.
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: 357-8.