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IMEV 3626
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This long delay this hope without comfort
Charles d’Orléans, An Epistle to his Mistress — three eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and four-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love letters; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 129-129v
First Lines:
This long dilay this hope without comfort
That for yowre loue ye do me þis endure…
Last Lines:
…Bi whiche that y may chaungen this meture
As now in wele and now in woo agayne
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: 250-1.
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: 187.
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: 346-7.