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O God how that she loketh very fair
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 28) — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love lyrics; roundels
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 63v
First Lines:
O God how that she lokith verry fayre
The goodly swete my very hertis blis…
Last Lines:
…That for the grace the which þat in hir is
To eueri wight hir prays doth newe repayre
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: 140.
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: 107.
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: 252-3.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 2585, Part I, f. 2v
First Lines:
O God how that she lokith verri faire
The goodli swet ay verri hertis blis
That for the grace the whiche that in hire i[ ]
To eueri wight hir prais doth new repai[r]…
Last Lines:
…ffor in hir loo ther nys oon poynt amys
Tys a dere hert worth a thousand payre
O God how [that she lokith verri faire]
The goodli [swet ay verri hertis blis]
Note: Note in modern hand indicates this is ‘flyleaves of a copy of the Sphaera of John de Sacrobosco’ (1a).
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Some Charles d’Orleans Fragments.” Modern Language Note 66 (1951): 501-5: 505.