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Sith that I absent am thus from you fare
Charles d’Orléans, ‘Slake my gret aduersite’, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 61) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbbbb) and 5-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘Slake my gret aduersite’
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, five-line — ababbbbb, aaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 11-11v
First Lines:
SYn that y absent am thus from yow fare
God wot madame how hit doth me ennoy…
Last Lines:
…And for my wille to gyue me sum party
Forto aslake my gret aduersite
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: 24-5.
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: 19-20.
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: 157.