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When fresh Phoebus day of Saint Valentine
Charles d’Orléans, ‘On St. Valentine’s Day’, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 126) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbccb) and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): ‘On St. Valentine’s Day’
Subjects: envoys; St. Valentine’s Day; love lyrics
Versification: — eight-line — ababbccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 47v-48
First Lines:
WHan fresshe phebus day of seynt valentyne
Had whirlid vp his golden chare aloft…
Last Lines:
…Where as this comfort sole y here me dresse
Vpon my bed so hard of noyous thought
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: 107-8.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 230.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 83.
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: 224-5.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 380.