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" I LONG to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the god of love was born. I cannot think that he, who then loved most, Sunk so low as to love one which did scorn. But since this god produced a destiny, And that vice-nature, custom, lets it... "
English Men of Letters: Chaucer, by Adolphus William Ward, 1896; Spenser, by ... - Page 16
1895
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 201

1905
...died of a broken heart. They, these chroniclers of Arcadian story, like Dr. Donne after them — (' I long to talk with some old lover's ghost Who died before the god of love was born') — would seem to have made it their main endeavour to conjure up that pagan world of fancy and invention...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...of this author's manner, in which the thoughts are inlaid in a costly but imperfect mosaic-work. " I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born: I cannot think that he, who then lov'd most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But since...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 8

English literature - 1823
...them. I add the lines which succeed them, merely to shew the manner in which the thought is applied. " I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born : I cannot think that he, who then lov'd most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But since...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 8

Henry Southern - 1823
...them. I add the lines which succeed them, merely to shew the manner m which the thought is applied. " / long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born : I cannot think that he, who then lov'd most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But since...
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The Living Age, Volume 199

1893
...of his cascades of ringing monosyllables, his For God's sake, hold your tongue and let me love, or, I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born, i O more than moon, Draw not thy seas to drown me in thy sphere. In these and similar passages, of...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1845 - 222 pages
...of this author's manner, in which the thoughts are inlaid in a costly but imperfect mosaic-work. " I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born ; I cannot think that he, who then loved most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But since...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...characteristic of this author's manner, in which the thoughts are inlaid in a costly but imperfect mosaic-work " I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was bom; I cannot think that he, who then loved most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1845 - 222 pages
...of this author's manner, in which the thoughts are inlaid in a costly but imperfect mosaic-work. . " I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was bom ; I cannot think that he, who then loved most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But...
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The Miscellaneous Works, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1854
...of this author's manner, in which the thoughts are inlaid in a costly but imperfect mosaic-work. " I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born ; I cannot think that he, who then loved most, Sunk so low, as to love one which did scorn. But since...
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The Lovers' Dictionary: A Poetical Treasury of Lovers' Thoughts, Fancies ...

English poetry - 1867 - 789 pages
...she'll see, Such mutual bliss, as turtles prove, May Delia share with me. Cunningham. 301. LOVE'S DEITY. I LONG to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the god of love was born : I cannot think that he, who then lov'd most, Sank so low as to love one which did scorn ; But since...
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