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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... "
Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ... - Page 275
by George Ellis - 1811
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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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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,...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 The sword, the horse, the shield....
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1860
...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...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....
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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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History of the English language and literature

English language - 1861
...yet elegant and tender, — as, for instance, in his doubly gallant little epigram — TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS. Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind,...To war and arms I fly. True, a 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...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...while ye may, go marry : For having lost but once your prime, You may for ever tarry. TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind...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...
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The Loves and Heroines of the Poets

Richard Henry Stoddard - Love poetry - 1861 - 480 pages
...night, Like the Sun in 's early ray, But shake your head, and scatter day ! TO LUCA6TA, ON GOING TO THK WARS. Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the...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...
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The Loves and Heroines of the Poets

Richard Henry Stoddard - Love poetry - 1861 - 480 pages
...ravelleYl. Do not, then, wind up that light In ribands, and o'ercloud in night, TO LUCASTA, OS GOING TO THB WARS. Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the...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...
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