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Were I a clerk then would I say you grace
Charles d’Orléans, Petitions to Cupid — ten stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: Cupid
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 103v-105
First Lines:
Were y a clerk thenwold y say yow grace
But certis then ageynward am y noon…
Last Lines:
…As wel forto acheven yowre emprise
And at yowre ende the blisse of paradise
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: 191-4.
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: 1.145-7.
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: 301-3.