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Toforn love have I played at the chess
Charles d’Orléans, On the Loss of his Mistress, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 118) — three 9-line stanzas (ababbcddc) and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of; envoys
Versification: — nine-line, four-line — ababbcddc, abba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 41-41v
First Lines:
TOforn loue haue y pleyd at the chesse
To passe the tyme with cursid false Daungere…
Last Lines:
…For shulde y thenke rekewre me now nay nay
Without so be y make a lady newe
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: 92-4.
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: 72.
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: 211-12.