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To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
by Richard Lovelace

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars Warfare Quotes Page 2

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And with a stronger faith embrace
A sword, a horse, a shield. (7-8)

Once again war and love are intimately linked; the fact that the speaker "embraces" the weapons of war reminds us of the loving embrace associated with a romantic relationship. That he "embraces" his weapons, however, with a "stronger faith" is more than a little problematic here. Why is it stronger than the faith with which he embraces his main squeeze? We're betting she's not gonna take this well.

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