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When that next approachen gan the fest
Charles d’Orléans, petition to the Court of Love, a series of balades translated from the French (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 153) — twenty-eight 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with a two-line address after stanza 21 and six concluding lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: love, courts of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, ff. 54v-58v
First Lines:
WHen that next approchen gan the fest
Of Loue and semblid was his parlement…
Last Lines:
…Bi the trewe Charlis Duk or Orlyaunce
That sumtyme was oon of yowre pore servaunce
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: 123-33.
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: 1.95-102.
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: 237-45.