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And so be now that I my purpose lose
A roundel, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 39) — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundel; lover’s lament
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 74*v
First Lines:
ANd so be now that y my purpos lesse
Certis y haue deswert hit wil wherfore…
Last Lines:
…For welle y wott y haue ysilf mysbore
As toward hir that y ought most to plese
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: 155.
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: 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: 267-8.