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O steadfast truth display thy banner
Charles d’Orléans, The Lover soured by misfortunes — three 8-line stanzas (ababbaab) and 5-line Envoy (aabba)
Note: Translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 75).
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lover’s lament; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, five-line — ababbaab, aabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 18v
First Lines:
O Stedfast trouthe displaye thi baner
Support my right y pray the hertily…
Last Lines:
…For which alwey that this is my prayere
I biseche god acursid mote thy dy
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: 41-2.
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: 1.32-3.
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: 171-2.