Progn'e

or Prokne. The swallow. (See Nightingale.)

As Progne or as Philomela mourns ...
That finds the nest by cruel hands dispoiled; ...
So Bradamant laments her absent knight.

Orlando Furioso, book xxiii.

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