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As one sweet look of your eyen twain
A roundel by Charles d’Orléans — 21 lines, mostly in 5-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘As oon swete / Which wickid / As wisshe hit’
Note: A translation of his French poem (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 30)
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; roundels
Versification: — five-line — aabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hearne’s Diary 38 [olim Rawlinson K.38 (SC 15161)], p. 264
First Lines:
As oon swete look of your eyen tayn
Whiche wickid speche doth fro me refrayn…
Last Lines:
…When y departed last ye did me soo
Werthe fully your look for to refrayn
Editions:
Hausknecht, Emil. “Vier gedichte von Charles d’Orleans.” Anglia 17 (1895): 445-7: 447.
Bliss, Philip. Reliquiae Hearnianae. London: J. Russel Smith, 1869: 1.267.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 65
First Lines:
AS oon swete look of yowre eyen tayne
Which Wikkid Speche doth fro me refrayne…
Last Lines:
…As y haue thoughtis on yow where y goo
Of yowre fayre body and streight sidis playne
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: 142.
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: 108-9.
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: 254-5.