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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.... "
The Bachelor's Wife: A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts, with ... - Page 144
by John Galt - 1824 - 444 pages
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Recollections of a Literary Life

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1855 - 558 pages
...my soul am free, Angels alone that soar above Enjoy such liberty. TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS. Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery...To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I choose, The first foe in the field ; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield,...
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Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion

St. George Tucker - Bacon's Rebellion, 1676 - 1857 - 356 pages
...atoned for all the vanity and foppishness of their unhappy author. " Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, If from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind,...foe in the field, And with a stronger faith embrace The sword, the horse, the shield. "Yet, this inconstancy is such As yon too shall adore ; I had not...
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Memoirs of the Loves of the Poets: Biographical Sketches of Women Celebrated ...

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - Women in literature - 1857 - 517 pages
...joining the army, he wrote that beautiful song to his mistress, which has been so often quoted, — Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery...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 you too...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1857 - 408 pages
...wars, and reconciles, with equal truth and grace of feeling, the soldier's and the lover's duty : — " Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That, from the nunnery...thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms 1 fly. *' True, a new mistress now I chase, — The first foe in the field ; And with a stronger faith...
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Rob of the Bowl: A Legend of St. Inigoe's

John Pendleton Kennedy - Maryland - 1860 - 432 pages
...not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To war and anus I fly. * True, a new mistress, now I chase, The first...stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. 4 Tet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore : I could not love thoe, dear, so much, Loved...
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Rob of the Bowl: A Legend of St. Inigoe's

John Pendleton Kennedy - Maryland - 1860 - 432 pages
...a favor for it because it has a stirring relish. It runs thus : ' Tell me not, sweet, I am nnklnd, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet...war and arms I fly. ' True, a new mistress, now I chnse, The first foe in the field; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. 4...
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ROB OF THE BOWL.

J.P. KEDDNEDY - 1860
...the gallants there, and I confess a favor for it because it has a stirring relish. It runs thus : ' Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To war and arras I fly. ' True, a new mistress, now I chase, The first foe in the field ; And with a stronger...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1860 - 558 pages
...the nunnerie Of thy chaste breast and quiet minde To warre and armes I flie. 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. Yet this inconstancy is such, As you too shall adore ; I could...
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History of the English language and literature

English language - 1861
...tender, — as, for instance, in his doubly gallant little epigram — TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS. Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery...new mistress now I chase, The first foe in the field j And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you,...
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Book of English Songs. From the 16th to the 19th Century

1861
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