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" Till our Love was lov'd out in us both: But our Marriage is dead, when the Pleasure is fled : 'Twas Pleasure first made it an Oath. "
The Tea-table Miscellany: A Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and English ... - Page 279
by Allan Ramsay - 1762 - 448 pages
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Slected Essay in Criticism

...at vhich the play works is fairly indicated by the opening song : Why should a foolish marriage vow, Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now, When passion is decayed ? We loved, and we loved, as long as we could, 'Till our love was loved out in us...
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Regicide and Restoration: English Tragicomedy, 1660-1671

Nancy Klein Maguire - Drama - 1992 - 276 pages
...characters. Dryden introduces the antimasque forces in the opening song: Why should a foolish Marriage vow Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When Passion is decay'd? (xi: 228) Although the forces of order may seem to prevail, a pragmatic compromise...
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Plots and Counterplots: Sexual Politics and the Body Politic in English ...

Richard Braverman - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 333 pages
...in the conflict between adulterous passion and arranged marriage: Why should a foolish Marriage Vow Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When passion is decay 'd? We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we cou'd, Till our love was lov'd out in us...
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Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia

Vern L. Bullough, Bonnie Bullough, Alice M. Stein - Psychology - 1994 - 643 pages
...John Dryden (1631-1700) wrote in a "Song" from Marriage la Mode: Why should a foolish marriage vow, Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now, When passion is decayed? The growing emphasis on reason is reflected to a degree also by Alexander Pope...
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The Sensational Restoration

H. James Jensen - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 450 pages
...to thy noon arise? JOHN DRYDEN SONGS FROM Marriage a la Mode I i WHY should a foolish Marriage Vow Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When Passion is decay'd? We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we cou'd, Till our love was lov'd out in us...
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Heroes and States: On the Ideology of Restoration Tragedy

John Douglas Canfield - Body, Mind & Spirit
...she opens the play with a song that reveals the opposite movement: Why should a foolish Marriage Vow Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When Passion is decay'd? We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we cou'd, Till our love was lov'd out in us...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...JOHN DONNE ENGLISH (1572-1631) Why should a foolish marriage vow Why should a foolish marriage vow Which long ago was made Oblige us to each other now, When passion is decayed? We loved, and we loved, as long as we could, Till our love was loved out in us...
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The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden

Steven N. Zwicker - Literary Collections - 2004 - 300 pages
...in the opening lines of the song that all but commences the play: Why should a foolish Marriage Vow Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When Passion is decay'd? (I. i. 3-6) The answer, for much of the play and for many of the characters, would...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 945 pages
...last; The present Age of Wit obscures the past . . . ('To Congreve') Why should a foolish Marriage Vow, Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When Passion is decay 'd? (Song from Marriage-a-la-Mode) The poets who flourished at the turn of the century...
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The Cambridge Introduction to English Theatre, 1660-1900

Peter Thomson - Drama - 2006 - 310 pages
...accepted the rationale of sexual consummation outside marriage. Why should a foolish marriage vow, Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now, When passion is decayed? We loved, and we loved, as long as we could, 'Till our love was loved out in us...
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