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" Give me more love, or more disdain; The torrid or the frozen zone Bring equal ease unto my pain; The temperate affords me none: Either extreme, of love or hate, Is sweeter than a calm estate. "
The University of Texas Record - Page 6
1904
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A Selection of Metaphysical Poets

Virginia Graham - Poetry - 1996 - 260 pages
...faith. The use of the language of religion to carry a conceit is typical of much metaphysical poetry. Give me more love, or more disdain; The torrid, or...ease unto my pain; The temperate affords me none: 5 Either extreme, of love or hate, Is sweeter than a calm estate. Give me a storm; if it be love, Like...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - English language - 1997 - 613 pages
...range from the erotic to the satirical, and express passion vividly, as in Mediocrity in Love Rejected: Give me more love, or more disdain; The torrid, or...extreme, of love, or hate, Is sweeter than a calm estate. The poetry of Thomas Traherne is, more than any other poetry of the seventeenth century, poetry of...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 686 pages
...servants kind, to friendship clear, To nothing but herself severe. 2072 'Mediocrity in Love Rejected' rather of the pack-horse on the down, And dream of...clean, The clear Thames bordered by its gardens green. 2073 A Pastoral Dialogue Love's flames will shine in every tear. 2074 'A Song' Ask me no more where...
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What is it Then Between Us?: Traditions of Love in American Poetry

Eric Murphy Selinger - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 274 pages
...of courtly love and Petrarchan passion? "Give me more love, or more disdain," begged Thomas Carew. "Either extreme, of love or hate, / Is sweeter than a calm estate." And, he might have added, a sharper spur to art. Around the time of Carew's "Mediocrity in Love Rejected"...
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The Dictionary of Love

Theocritus Junior - 2003 - 281 pages
...Carew, the poet of the court of Charles II., gave expression to this idea in the following song:— " Give me more love, or more disdain; The torrid or the frozen zone Brings equal ease unto my pain ; " Give me a storm ; if it be love— Like Danae in a golden shower,...
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John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise

Marc Aronson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 232 pages
...Charles, described the passionate temper of his times in a poem titled "Mediocrity in Love Rejected," Give me more love, or more disdain: The torrid, or the frozen ^one Bring equal ease unto my patn , The temperate affords me none; Either extreme, of love or hate,...
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English Poetry: With Introductions, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 40

American poetry - 1910 - 528 pages
...thy mortal state: Wise poets, that wrapt Truth in tales, Knew her themselves through all her veils. GIVE ME MORE LOVE GIVE me more love, or more disdain;...if it be love — Like Danae in that golden shower, I'll swim in pleasure ; if it prove Disdain, that torrent will devour My vulture hopes; and he's possessed...
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The Book of Poetry: Collected from the Whole Field of British and ..., Volume 4

Edwin Markham - American poetry - 1927 - 388 pages
...nest; For unto you at last she flies, And in your fragrant bosom dies. (Mediocrity in Love Rejected GIVE me more love, or more disdain; The torrid or...storm, if it be love: Like Danae in that golden shower, I'll swim in pleasure; if it prove Disdain, that torrent will devour My vulture hopes; and he's possessed...
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The Book Buyer, Volume 8

American literature - 1892 - 770 pages
...periodicals, and that Dickens appeared as an actor in the parlor production of some of Collins's plays. Brings equal ease unto my pain ; The temperate affords me none. Either extreme of love or hate Is better than a calm estate "? AA 0. 465. — There is among the poems of Charles Tennyson Turner a beautiful...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1880 - 1106 pages
...They love indeed who quake to say they love. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY. GIVE ME MORE LOVE OR MORE DISDAIN. us fountains, Whence the tears of rapture well, As that melody of Brings equal ease unto my pain ; The temperate affords me none ; Either extreme, of love or hate, Is...
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