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To Althea, from Prison by Richard Lovelace

When Love with unconfinèd wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea brings To whisper at my grates; When I lie tangled in her hair And fetter’d to her eye, The birds that wanton in the air Know no … Continue reading

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To Lucasta, Going to the Wars by Richard Lovelace

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 … Continue reading

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