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" GOING TO THE WARS Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, The first foe in the field; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield.... "
Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ... - Page 16
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...— TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS. Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly....too, shall adore; I could not love thee, dear, so much, l.ov ,1 I not honour more. TO ALTHEA, FROM PRISON. When love with unconfined wings Hovers within...
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Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social Topics

Frederick William Robertson - 1858 - 308 pages
...of those glorious lines of Lovelace in reply to a reproach on account of absence caused by duty : " Yet this inconstancy is such As you, too, shall adore...love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more." Under the influence of imagination, selfishness became honour. Doubtless, the law of honour is only...
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Memoirs of the Loves of the Poets: Biographical Sketches of Women Celebrated ...

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - Women in literature - 1858 - 517 pages
...sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To war and arms I fly. And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As yon too shall adore ; I could not love thee, dear ! so much, Loy'd I not honor more. The rest of his...
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LECTURES AND ADDRESSES ON LITERARY AND SOCIAL TOPICS

.FREDERICK W. ROBERTSON - 1859
...a reproach on account of absence caused by duty i u Yet this inconstancy is such As you, too, snail adore ; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more." Under the influence of imagination, selfishness became honour. Doubtless, the law of honour is only...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1860
...soldier's and the lover's duty: — " Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That, from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly...."Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore : / could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more." This soldier's services in the cause...
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Peace and War: A Collection of Poems

Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark - English poetry - 1989 - 208 pages
...cummings To Lucasta, Going to the Wars Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To war and arms I fly....so much. Loved I not honour more. Richard Lovelace Demetrius fled the fight in fear. And lost his weapons. Once at home, His mother stabbed him with a...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...unkind. That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To war and arms I fly. (1. 1—4) 9 2 . much, Loved I not honor more. (1. 9—12) AWP; CaPo; ELP; EnLoPo; FaBV; FaFP; FF; FPL; GBL; GTBS; GTBS-P;...
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Scilly and Its Legends

Henry John Whitfeld - Isles of Scilly (England) - 1852 - 224 pages
...Cavalier, faithful to death, and singing to his mistress, — " Yet this inconstancy is such As then, too, shall adore ; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more." and the sullen Puritan, half hypocrite and half fanatic — and then the dim procession disappears,...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 306 pages
...the military conflict is accommodated and, in some ways, set aside by Lovelace: True; a new Mistresse now I chase, The first Foe in the Field; And with a stronger Faith imbrace A Sword, a Horse, a Shield. Carew at the end of 'To my friend GN from Wrest', as we have seen,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...gentleman poet. TO LUCASTA, GOING TO THE WARS Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly....this inconstancy is such, As you too shall adore; 10 I could not love thee (Dear) so much, Lov'd 1 not honour more. THE GRASSHOPPER Oh, thou that swing'...
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