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Richard Lovelace

1618 - 1657
English poet, soldier and Royalist, Richard Lovelace fought on behalf of the king during the English Civil War. He wrote his best known poem entitled "To Althea, from Prison" while imprisoned in Gatehouse Prison. His elegant lyrics, beautiful poetry and bright career made him the archetype of the Cavalier poet.
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To My Noble Friend, Mr. Charles Cotton.

O thou that swing’st upon the waving hair
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Wise emblem of our politic world,
Sage snail, within thine own self curl’d,
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Why should you sweare I am forsworn,
Since thine I vow’d to be?
Lady it is already Morn,
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