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So fair so fresh so goodly on to see
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel — fourteen lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab
Bibliographic Ghosts: Grenoble, Bibl. municipale, Grenoble 873



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 25458, p. 312
First Lines:
[S]o fayre so freshe so goodely on to se
So welle dymeynet in al your gouernans…
Last Lines:
…Wher fore y pray yow sethe to my greuance
And put osyde all myn aduersite
So fayre &c.
Editions:
Champion, Pierre. Charles d’Orleans: Poesies. Paris: Librairie H. Champion, 1923-4; repr. 1966: 2.571.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 222.
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: 222.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 182.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 119.
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: 385.