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To Lucasta, on going to the wars (1895)

To Lucasta, on 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.
Yet this inconstancy is such
As you too shall adore;
I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Lov’d I not honour more.

Composer

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.


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Poet

Richard Lovelace  was an English poet in the seventeenth century. He was a cavalier poet who fought on behalf of the king during the Civil War. 

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