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At need thy friends proven what they be
A roundel, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 48) — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; roundels
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 85
First Lines:
At nede the frendis prefen what þei be
In eche a werk as stondith matere…
Last Lines:
…This say y lo by yow my lady dere
ffor at my nede ye haue not faylid me
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: 169-70.
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: 129.
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: 281-2.