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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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Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

Maturin Murray Ballou - Literature - 1886 - 309 pages
...the most of her beautiful poems — so greatly admired by 'Cowper — while a captive for four 1 " 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 faith...
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More Random Walks in Science

R.L. Weber - Science - 1982 - 224 pages
...precaution of including in his marriage proposal the immortal lines of Richard Lovelace (1618—1658): Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To pump and 'scope I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, My own on-line computer; And with a stronger...
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The Plays of George Etherege

George Etherege, Sir George Etherege - Drama - 1982 - 341 pages
...the Wanes' (Poems, ed. CH Wilkinson (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1930), p. 18): 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 not...
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Society, Politics and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England

Mervyn James, Mervyn Evans James - History - 1988 - 485 pages
...in the thick of battle with the Puritan foe, as in Lovelace's well-known poem: "... a new Mistresse now I chase/ The first Foe in the Field/ And with a stronger Faith imbrace/ A Sword, a Horse, a Shield". The attitude contrasts with the Puritan military stress on disciplined...
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The Elizabethan Hamlet

Arthur McGee - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 214 pages
...and 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...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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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 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 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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This Everlasting Silence: The Love Letters of Paquita Delprat and Sir ...

Nancy Robinson Flannery - Literary Collections - 2005 - 154 pages
...looking rather shaggy. We have managed to keep the dogs alive so far. From Lovelace/ little transposed: Tell me not; sweet/ I am unkind That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To Antarctica I fly. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore/ [22] / could not love thee/...
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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of ...

Michael McKeon - History - 2006 - 904 pages
...Nunnerie Of thy chaste breast, and quiet minde, To Warre and Arms I flie. II. 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. III. Yet this Inconstancy is such, As you too shall adore; I could...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 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 not...
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