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Œnone's Complaint

George Peele 1556 (London) – 1596 (London)

Melpomene, the muse of tragic songs,
With mournful tunes, in stole of dismal hue,
Assist a silly nymph to wail her woe,
And leave thy lusty company behind.

Thou luckless wreath! becomes not me to wear
The poplar tree for triumph of my love:
Then as my joy, my pride of love, is left,
Be thou unclothed of thy lovely green;

And in thy leaves my fortune written be,
And them some gentle wind let blow abroad,
That all the world may see how false of love
False Paris hath to his Œnone been.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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George Peele

George Peele was an English translator, poet, and dramatist, who is most noted for his collaboration with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus. more…

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