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" WHY so pale and wan, fond lover? Prithee, why so pale? Will, when looking well can't move her, Looking ill prevail? Prithee, why so pale? "
Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ... - Page 10
edited by - 1867 - 345 pages
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...love being an affectation of the time (see pela)- a song that advises a victim of the Platonic snub: Why so pale and wan, fond lover, Prithee, why so pale?...move her, Looking ill prevail? Prithee, why so pale? . . . Quit, quit for shame, this will not move; This cannot take her. If of herself she cannot love,...
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The Dictionary of Love

Theocritus Junior - Family & Relationships - 2003 - 280 pages
...beautiful song descriptive of the waywardness and wilfulness of love. " Why so pale and wan, fond Lover ? Why so dull and mute, young Sinner ? Prithee why so...speaking well can't win her, Saying nothing do't? Quit, quit for shame, this will not move, This cannot take her; If of herself she will not love, Nothing...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...that Heav'n allows. JOHN WILMOT, EARL OF ROCHESTER ENGLISH (1647-1680) Why so pale and wan, fond lover Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Prithee, why so pale? Will, when looking well can't win her, Looking ill prevail? Prithee, why so pale? Why so dull and mute, young sinner? Prithee, why...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - Poetry - 2006 - 748 pages
...serve who only stand and wait.' Sir John Suckling (1609 - 1642) Song: Why so pale and wan. fond lover?2 Why so pale and wan fond lover? Prithee why so pale?...so dull and mute young sinner? Prithee why so mute? 1 Form: Sonnet — Vocabulary: chide: scold mildly — Notes: Milton was working for many years on...
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