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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.... "
Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets - Page 39
by Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 pages
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Early English poems, Chaucer to Pope

English poems - 1863
...lover. They show a deep devotion to his king and his mistress, and are both graceful and spirited,] TELL me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery...love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. TO ALTHEA, FROM PRISON. RICHARD LOYELACE. WHEN love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1863 - 405 pages
...tarry. R. Herrick LXXXIII TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS ' I "'ELL me not, Sweet, I am unkind JL That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet...love thee, Dear, so much, Loved I not Honour more. Colonel Lovelace LXXXIV ELIZABETH OF BOHEMIA YOU meaner beauties of the night, Which poorly satisfy...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1863 - 405 pages
...may for ever tarry. LXXXIII TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS * I "'ELL me not, Sweet, I am unkind JL That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet...and arms I fly. / True, a new mistress now I chase, I The first foe in the field ; \ And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet...
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Remedial English

Evan Smith - Performing Arts - 1987 - 32 pages
...the Wars" by Richard Lovelace. ROB. Like in Linda? VINCENT. I suppose so, yeah. It goes like this: Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind That from the nunnery...too, shall adore; I could not love thee, Dear, so much, Loved I not honor more. This poem always gets on my nerves... (Rob starts to write this down.)...
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The Elizabethan Hamlet

Arthur McGee - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 214 pages
...nunneries were no longer the subjects for scurrilous jokes. Richard Lovelace in 1646 wrote to his Lucasta: Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery...chaste breast and quiet mind To war and arms I fly. And Milton in his // Penseroso: Come pensive Nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure. Thus...
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Peace and War: A Collection of Poems

Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark - English poetry - 1989 - 208 pages
...liberty be mute?' He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water ec cummings To Lucasta, Going to the Wars Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery...love thee, dear, 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...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...13-18) CaPo; GTBS; GTBS-P; LiTB; MeLP; MOS; OBEV; OBS; SeCP; SeCV-1 To Lucasta, Going to the Wars 8 Time h@ . (1. 1—4) 9 Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore; I could not love thee, dear, so much,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...possessed of the "careless ease" that befitted the role of gentleman poet. TO LUCASTA, GOING TO THE WARS Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind, That from the nunnery...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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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...Press, 1970. Weidhorn, Manfred. Richard Lovelace. New York: Twayne, 1970. To Lucasta, Going to the Wars Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind That from the nunnery...you too shall adore; I could not love thee, Dear, so much, Loved I not Honor more. COMPOSED AROUND 1645; PUBLISHED 1649. This poem is addressed to the woman...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Lucasta might I crave Pity from blust'ring wind, or swallowing wave. 6544 To Lucastu. Going to the Wars' ty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that...only a translatlon of the Bible. 12432 Introductory 6545 'The Scrutiny' Lady, it is already mom, And 'twas last night I swore to thee That fond impossibility....
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