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O heart more hard than rock of any stone
Charles d’Orléans, ‘Trouthe may not rewarde me in my right’ — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 136v-137
First Lines:
O Hert more hard then roche of any stoon
How nys it ye haue on my poore herte pite…
Last Lines:
…Allas þe while to say y shulde ben he
That trouthe may not rewarde me in my riȝt
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: 268-9.
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: 200.
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: 3596-0.