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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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Encyclopedia of British Humorists: Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese, Volume 2

Steven H. Gale - History - 1996 - 1307 pages
...Prithee, why so pale?" But the next lines turn to mockery, revealing an altogether different attitude: "Will, when looking well can't move her, / Looking ill prevail? / Prithee, why so pale?" By poem's end, the singer unleashes the full force of derision: Quit, quit, for shame; this will not...
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Jack Heston, from 1067: A Family History

Lydia Clarke Heston - 1996 - 255 pages
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The Cavalier Poets: An Anthology

Thomas Crofts - Poetry - 1995 - 96 pages
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Meter in English: A Critical Engagement

David Baker - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 368 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

Elizabeth M. Knowles - Reference - 1997 - 694 pages
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...efefgg. The following stanza from Sir John Suckling's "Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?" is rhymed ababb: Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Prithee, why so pale?...move her, Looking ill prevail? Prithee, why so pale? Rhyme royal: Stanza of seven lines of iambic pentameter, rhyming ctbabbcc, as in Sir Thomas Wyatt's...
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Philosophy - 1998 - 122 pages
...disappointed lover, which urges him to quit his futile attachment. The speech reads, in part: (127) 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 will not love, Nothing...
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Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love

Merrill Markoe - Family & Relationships - 1998 - 192 pages
...takes on the subject. For instance, when the poet Sir John Suckling (his real name; 1609-1642) wrote: Why so pale and wan, fond lover Prithee why so pale...when looking well can't move her Looking ill prevail we hear a poet sharing the kind of brilliant strategy that could only have been devised by a man who,...
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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

John Anthony Cuddon, Claire Preston - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 991 pages
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Psychologically Speaking: A Book of Quotations

Kevin J. Connolly, Margaret Martlew - Psychology - 1991 - 292 pages
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