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Beseecheth this unto your regally
La Requeste’, an Epistle to Cupid and Venus, translated from the French of Charles d’Orléans (Champollion-Figeac (1842), 150) — eight 12-line stanzas and introductory couplet, ‘Vnto the excellent power and nobles / Of gode Cupide and Venus þe goddes’
Author(s): Charles d’Orléans
Title(s): La Requeste
Subjects: La Requeste’; Venus; Cupid
Versification: — twelve-line — aabaabbbabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 682, f. 52v
First Lines:
BIsechith this vnto yowre regally
Most humbly…
Last Lines:
…While he ther was
In his fortime of yowthe and lustynes
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: 119.
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: 92-4.
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: 233-7.