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When I am laid to sleep as for a stound
Charles d’Orléans, a balade with refrain ‘This is my slepe y falle into decay’, translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 22) — three 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: envoys; love lyrics
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 8-8v
First Lines:
WHen y am leyd to slepe as for a stound
To haue my rest y kan in no manere…
Last Lines:
…For with myn hurt he doth him silf achere
This is my slepe yfalle as in decay
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: 17-18.
Cohen, Helen Louise. The Ballade. New York: Columbia UP, 1915: 273-4.
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: 15.
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: 153-4.