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Thus in a piece of tire I most delite
Charles d’Orléans, on his chosen mistress — two 5-line (aabba) and two 3-line (aaa) stanzas
Author(s): d’Orléans d’Orléans
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — five-line, three-line — aabba, aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 109
First Lines:
THus in a pece of tyre y most delite
For all therin y sett myn appetit…
Last Lines:
…So chese ye alle for þis haue chosen y
Ner cast noon othir chese I yow bihite
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: 202.
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: 1.153.
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.