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" 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. Yet this inconstancy... "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 14
by George Willis - 1856
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Love-knots and bridal-bands: poems, selected and arranged by F. Langbridge

Love-knots - 1883
...a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore ; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. RICHARD LOVELACE. MY bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep ; the more I give to thee,...
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English Lyrics

English Lyrics - English poetry - 1883 - 296 pages
...a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore ; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. cv. TO ALTHEA; FROM PRISON. WHEN Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea...
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With the Poets: A Selection of English Poetry

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 290 pages
...a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore — I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. JAMES SHIRLEY. Born 1596. Died 1667. A DIRGE. THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: And Selections from My Favourite Poets and ...

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1883 - 516 pages
...stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you, too, shall adore : I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. ON LELT'S PORTRAIT OP CHARLES THE FIRST. See what an humble bravery doth shine, And grief triumphant...
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With the poets: a selection of English poetry. [Ed.] by F.W. Farrar

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 412 pages
...a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore — I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. JAMES SHIRLEY. Born 1596. Died 1667. A DIRGE. '""THE glories of our blood and state •*• Are shadows,...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 4

English wit and humor - 1887
...a stronger love embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you, too, shall adore : I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more. R. LOVELACE. THE GRAND OLD O'DIDDLE TO Miss ERIN. TELL me not, sweet, it is a dodge Because so swift...
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The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated, Volumes 78-79

Phrenology - 1884
...in a poem that closes with this oft-quoted verse : " Yet this inconstancy is such As you, too, shall adore ; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more." Alas for the poet's devotion ! The lady heard false tidings of her lover's death from his wounds, and...
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Bell's Ladies' Reader: a Class-book of Poetry for Schools and Families. With ...

David Charles Bell - 1885
...stronger faith, embrace a sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such as you, too, shall adore ; — I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honour more ! 22. -TO ALTHEA, FROM PRISON.— Lovelace. When love with unconfined wings hovers within my gates,...
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The Pleasures of Life: Pt. II.

Sir John Lubbock - Conduct of life - 1889 - 280 pages
...a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore, I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more." 1 And yet " Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts that the...
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Lyria Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - English poetry - 1889 - 360 pages
...a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore ; I could not love thee, Dear, so much, Loved I not Honour more ! Richard Lovelace. XLVI. A BALLAD UPON A WEDDING. I TELL thee, Dick, where I have been, Where I the...
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