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Your mouth it sayeth me bas me bas sweet
Charles d’Orléans, a roundel, translated from the French
(Champollion-Figeac (1842)) — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 84
First Lines:
Yowre mouth hit saith me bas me bas [me] swet
When that y yow bihold this semeth me…
Last Lines:
…But daunger stant so nygh hit may not be
Which doth me sorow gret y yow bihet
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: 168.
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: 1.128.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 169.
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: 280.