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The smiling mouth and laughing eyen gray
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 94v
First Lines:
The smylyng mouth and laughyng eyen gray
The brestis rounde and long smal armys twayne…
Last Lines:
…The hondis smoþe þe sidis streiȝt & playne
Yowre fetis lite what shulde y ferþer say
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: 182.
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: 1.139.
Kirke, Henry. The Reliquary 9 (1868-69): 75.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 183.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 20.
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: 293.