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Presence of you it causeth my comfort
‘I am yowr owen’, by Charles d’Orléans — three 7-line stanzas (ababbcc) and 4-line Envoy (aabb)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘I am yowr owen’
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbcc, aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 145-145v
First Lines:
Presence of yow hit causith my comfort
And so my payne when sight of yow y mysse…
Last Lines:
…I am yowre owen and wol ben evyr
Owt secund choys or on vnto me levir
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: 288-9.
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: 215.
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: 375-6.