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The jolly time the first fresh day of May
Charles d’Orléans, Thoughts on the First of May, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 121) — three 11-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: May, songs of; envoys
Versification: — eleven-line, four-line — ababbccdeed, abba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 43-44
First Lines:
THe ioly tyme the first fresshe day of may
Mi fortune fill to be in compane…
Last Lines:
…Yet fond y ese with them to entiremelle
As that tyme was myn happe and aventure
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: 97-9.
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: 1.5-6.
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: 215-17.