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Whoso beholdeth well as with my eye
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel — fourteen lines
Note: Translated from his French poem printed in Champollion-Figeac (1842), 30.
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; love lyrics
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hearne’s Diary 38 [olim Rawlinson K.38 (SC 15161)], p. 263
Editions:
Hausknecht, Emil. “Vier gedichte von Charles d’Orleans.” Anglia 17 (1895): 445-7: 477.
Bliss, Philip. Reliquiae Hearnianae. London: J. Russel Smith, 1869: 1.266-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 65v
First Lines:
Who so biholdeth wel as with my eye
Mi verry lady and my sul maystres…
Last Lines:
…In hir he shalle se a gret and hvug larges
Of plesaunce spryngyng from gret to more goodly
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: 143.
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: 109.
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: 255-56.