Helen (n.)
woman renowned for her beauty, whose abduction from the Greeks by Paris of Troy caused the Trojan War
3H6 II.ii.146[Edward to Queen] Helen of Greece was fairer far than thou
AYL III.ii.141[Celia, reading a poem about Rosalind] Helen's cheek, but not her heart
Luc.1369For Helen's rape the city to destroy
MND V.i.11[Theseus to Hippolyta] The lover, all as frantic, / Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt [a gipsy]
MND V.i.194[Flute as Thisbe] And I like Helen till the Fates me kill [an error for Hero]
RJ II.iv.41[Mercutio to Benvolio, comparing Romeo's lady] Helen and Hero hildings and harlots
Sonn.53.7On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set
TC prologue.9The ravished Helen, Menelaus' queen, / With wanton Paris sleeps
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