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O woeful heart forecast with heaviness
Charles d’Orléans, The Tormented Lover — three stanzas rhyme royal and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): The Tormented Lover
Subjects: envoys; love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbcc, aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 48v-49
First Lines:
O Woofull hert forcast with heuynes
Forto ben draynt in teeris feele þat rayne…
Last Lines:
…Als flex to moche doth cloto to [hir] recche
O onys with deth almres me poore wrecche
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: 110-11.
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: 1.85.
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: 226-7.