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The pleasant leams of your eyen clear
Charles d’Orléans, A criticism of his mistress — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; envoys
Versification: — four-line, eight-line — abab, ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 128v-129
First Lines:
THe plesaunt lemys of yowre eyen clere
Mi hert it hath so persid in euery vayne…
Last Lines:
…With yow so right as ben othir now
Lo thus complayntoure causeles am not y
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: 249-50.
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: 1.86.
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: 345-6.