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Be nice mine heart as purse is of an ei
To his foolish heart, a roundel by Charles d’Orléans — 14 lines
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Subjects: roundels; love lyrics
Versification: — fourteen-line — abbaabababbaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 96v
First Lines:
BE nyse myn hert as purse is of an ay
And y shal loke þat no man come þe while…
Last Lines:
…Ye must be betyne bi Seynt Gyle
To titill fitill thus alday
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: 181.
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: 140-1.
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: 295-6.