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And God before the grief and great ennoy
His Shining Mistress, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 99) — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): His Shining Mistress
Subjects: love lyrics; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 31-31v
First Lines:
ANd god before the greef and gret ennoy
Shall hastily passe of my aduersite…
Last Lines:
…When this sonne doth shewe his gret clerte
In at the wyndowes of my derkid eyne
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: 70-1.
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: 55.
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: 194.