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Should I me make a lady new fie fie
The Heart-broken Lover (associated with Charles d’Orléans) — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans (?)
Subjects: lover’s lament; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 41v
First Lines:
SHulde y me make a lady newe fy fy
Nay rathir dey than doon so fowl a dede…
Last Lines:
…Lef of my penne she deyde she deyde more routhe
Right as the fenyx lyvith withouten ayre
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: 94-5.
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: 73.
“Poems, written in English, by Charles Duke of Orleans, during his Captivity in England, after the Battle of Agincourt.” Gentleman’s Magazine n.s. 17 (May, 1842): 459-72: 463-4 (extracts).
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: 212-13.