Niccolo dell' Abbate (1509-1571)
Orpheus and Eurydice, detail.
ORPHEUS to WOODS.
Set by Mr. Curtes.
|Heark ! Oh heark ! you guilty Trees,
In whose gloomy Galleries
Was the cruell'st murder done,
That e're yet eclipst the Sunne ;
Be then henceforth in your twigges
Blasted e're you sprout to sprigges ;
Feele no season of the yeere,
But what shaves off all your haire,
Nor carve any from your wombes
Ought but Coffins, and their Tombes.
[The Orpheus myth]
Lovelace, Richard. The Poems of Richard Lovelace.
London: Unit Library, Ltd., 1904. 35.
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