Richard Lovelace.

Set by Mr. John Laniere.
TO LUCASTA, Going to the Warres.


TELL me not (Sweet) I am unkinde,
    That from 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 love thee (Deare) so much,
    Lov'd I not Honour more.

Lovelace, Richard.  The Poems of Richard Lovelace.
London: Unit Library, Ltd., 1904.  18.

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