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First Line: Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind
Last Line: Loved I not honour more.
Variant Title(s): Going To The Wars;song
Subject(s): Absence; Desire; Duty; Heroism; Honor; Love; Soldiers; War; Separation; Isolation; Heroes; Heroines


Tell me not, sweet, I am unkinde,
That from the nunnerie
Of thy chaste breast and quiet minde,
To warre and armes I flee.
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,
Loved I not honour more.





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