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Welcome my joy welcome mine hearts ease
Charles d’Orléans, ‘Welcome no more but now me sle or slave’ — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy, including ‘Welcome’ anaphora
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘Welcome no more but now me sle or slave’
Subjects: envoys; lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 133v
First Lines:
Welcome my ioy welcome myn hertis ese
Welcome my lady welcome my plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Welcome as oft as tonge kan say on rewe
Welcome no more but now me sle or saue
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: 261-2.
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: 195.