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Too long for shame and all too long truly
Charles d’Orléans, ‘This ioly tyme this fresshe first day of may’, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 102) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 5-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘This ioly tyme this fresshe first day of may’
Subjects: May, songs of; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, five-line — ababbcbc, aabab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 33-33v
First Lines:
TO longe for shame and all to longe trewly
Myn hert y se thee slepe in displesere…
Last Lines:
…That this wolde make myn hert a poore martere
This ioly tyme this fresshe first day of May
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: 74-5.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 225-6.
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: 58.
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: 197.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 378-8.