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This Dyane day the first in the month of May
Charles d’Orléans, thoughts on pleasures of past May months, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 107) — three eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 5-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: May, songs of; envoys
Versification: — five-line, eight-line — aabab, ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 36-36v
First Lines:
THis dyane day the first in moneth of may
Me thynkith a berith hem verry well to me…
Last Lines:
…That whilom lyvid full glad and full luste
In tyme that y afore this day haue sayne
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: 81-2.
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: 63.
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: 202-3.