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At some time between 1625 and 1629 Pierre Corneille wrote the comedy Mélite, which was taken up by a traveling theatrical troupe and subsequently presented in Paris, where it was an immense success ... Read full review
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adores Alecto amiable art thou assure beauty believe blasphemy brother burn charms Charon Clito conceal conquer consirm crime cruel sisters dare deceived Despair drive discourse disdain disgraceful dost thou Erastus Erastus's esteem evince Exit eyes fair faithful Farewel fate fear flame Flattering friendship give Gods happy hear heavens hell honour humour Hymen idle importunate infernal insidelity jealous leave letters Lisis look lover madam marriage Melite and Cloris Melite's merit mind mistress muse never nought Nurse o'er obdurate heart object offers perjury persidious Philander Philander's Pluto possession Prithee proofs Proserpine punishment reason remembrance render revenge rival S C E N E say'st thou SCENE scorpions secret shews sighs sirst sister speak spite stop suborn surprized thee thought thy love thy passion Thyrsis and Melite Thyrsis's Tis true Tisiphon torment treacherous turned Twould Uneasiness unfaithful utmost vows woman words wretch