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" Her household to me, and I should be just. Yet, though thou troublest me, I must be meek ; In weakness must be stout. Well, I will change the service, and go seek Some other Master out. Ah, my dear God ! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee,... "
The Works of George Herbert: In Prose and Verse - Page 42
by George Herbert - 1865 - 466 pages
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Slected Essay in Criticism

...must be stout. Well, I will change the service, and go seek Some other master out. Ah my deare Godl though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. In The Collar the same problem is approached from a slightly different angle. 39 I struck the board,...
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The Country Parson ; The Temple

George Herbert, John N. Wall - Biography & Autobiography - 1981 - 354 pages
...change the service, and go seek Some other master out. Ah my dear God! though I am clean forgot, 6S Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. REPENTANCE Lord, I confess my sin is great; Great is my sin. Oh! gently treat With thy quick flow'r, thy momentanys4 bloom;...
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Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance: Religion, Politics, and the ...

Debora Kuller Shuger - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 284 pages
...requires an almost inhuman submission, an abjuration of interest and prudential motive: "Ah my dear God! though I am clean forgot, / Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. " 69 Yet in several poems one also finds the rueful acknowledgment that this submission itself conceals...
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Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance Courtship

Michael C. Schoenfeldt - Poetry - 1991 - 345 pages
...threat to serve another master occur to him in the moment of voicing it, the speaker immediately gasps: "Ah my deare God! though I am clean forgot, / Let me not love thee, if I love thee not." Paradox supplants paralysis. Because the phrase "though I am clean forgot" lacks an agent, it could...
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The Complete English Poems

George Herbert - Poetry - 1991 - 460 pages
...weakness must be stout: Well, I will change my service, and go seek Some other master out: Ah my dear God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. GH In this time of Mr Herbert's attendance and expectation of some good occasion to remove from Cambridge...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...wilt do with me None of my books will show: I reade, and sigh, and wish I were a tree; (1. 55—57) 6 eed 32 Boold " QUOTATIONS 6 The Beggar's Rags, fluttering in Air. Does to Rags the (1. 65—66) JCP; LiTB; MeLP; MePo; NAEL-1; NOBE; NoP; OBS; SeCP Henley POETRY QUOTATIONS The Altar...
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The Reinvention of Love: Poetry, Politics and Culture from Sidney to Milton

Anthony Low - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 258 pages
...and master is synonymous with love: Well, I will change the service, and go seek Some other master out. Ah my deare God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. (lines 63-66) Despite the urgency of his complaints, the speaker never really considers a change of...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 306 pages
...order, adds the appropriate 'vehemency or distress' to the appeal which concludes 'Affliction (I)': Ah my deare God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. The next poem in the sequence, 'Repentance', begins: Lord, I confesse my sinne is great; Great is my...
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George Herbert: The Critical Heritage

C. A. Patrides - Reference - 1983 - 390 pages
...so wasteful as the scraping dame, She loseth three for one, her Soul, Rest, Fame. 0 my dear God, tho I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee if I love thee not. Premediate (2) your speeches, words once flown, Are in the hearers power, not your own. Quaint wits,...
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A Selection of Metaphysical Poets

Virginia Graham - English poetry - 1996 - 246 pages
...weakness must be stout. Well, I will change the service, and go seek Some other master out. 65 Ah my dear God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. Denial When my devotions could not pierce Thy silent ears; Then was my heart broken, as was my verse:...
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