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O seely anchor that in thy cell
Charles d’Orléans, In the presence of his mistress — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy (abab), including ‘Wo worth’ anaphora
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: envoys; love lyrics
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 133
First Lines:
O Sely ankir that in thi selle
Iclosid art with stoon and gost not out…
Last Lines:
…Wo worthis me to be thus in absence
Go dullo complaynt my lady þis report
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: 260-1.
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: 1.194.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 183-4.
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: 353-4.