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O royal Hope too long I see thee sleep
Charles d’Orléans, Address to Hope, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 72) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 5-line Envoy (aabab)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): Address to Hope
Subjects: envoys; hope
Versification: — eight-line, five-line — ababbcbc, aabab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 17v
First Lines:
O Royall hope to long y se the slepe
Awake and in sum ioyous thought arise…
Last Lines:
…Helpe him from helle brynge him to paradise
And now allak ne faylith him not at nede
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: 38-40.
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: 30-1.
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: 169-70.