\luːwˈiːz lˈe͡ɪb], \luːwˈiːz lˈeɪb], \l_uː_w_ˈiː_z l_ˈeɪ_b]\
Definitions of LOUISE LABE
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A French poet; true name Charlieu; called "the fair rope-maker" from her husband's business (about 1526-66). She was early noted for beauty, linguistic talent, and intrepidity. At 16, disguised as a cavalier, she took part in the siege of Perpignan. After marriage at Lyons, her house became the rendezvous of poets, scholars, artists, and musicians. Her poems are true lyrics, singularly graceful and original, though showing Petrarch's influence. She also wrote in prose a charming allegory, "Dispute between Folly and Love".
By Charles Dudley Warner