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The god Cupid and Venus the goddess
Charles d’Orléans, Cupid’s Letters-patent to the author, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 13) — an opening three-line stanza and thirteen monorhyming quatrains
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: Cupid; Venus; letters
Versification: — four-line, monorhyme, three-line — aaaa, aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
THe god cupide and venus the goodes
Whiche power han on all worldly gladness…
Last Lines:
…As in the castell of humbill desere
As for the tyme oure counsell holdyng here
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: 1-3.
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: 1-2.
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: 137-8.