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Dolorous Dettie

(The). John Skelton wrote an elegy on Henry Percy, fourth Earl of Northumberland, who fell a victim to the avarice of Henry VII. (1489). This elegy he entitled thus: “Upon the Dolorous Dettie and Much Lamentable Chaunce of the Most Honorable Earl of Northumberland.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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