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When in mine hand was taken me this patent
Charles d’Orléans, a discussion on Love — twenty-one stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 2-4
First Lines:
When in myn hond was tan me þis patent
I seide my lord o verry god puysshaunt…
Last Lines:
…Forwhi good will hit may thi case preuayle
For which that y bigan all this trauayle
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: 3-9.
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: 3-4.
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: 139-44.