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What so be that I say pardee
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 26) — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; love lyrics
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 62
First Lines:
WHat so be that y say parde
Of loue or of his gret rigure…
Last Lines:
…Yet this for trouthe y yow ensure
A lady haue y chosen me
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: 138-9.
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: 6.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 123.
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: 251.