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Selected Poetry of Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

I could not love thee (Dear) so much,
Lov'd I not Honour more.
        (To Lucasta, Going to the Wars, 11-12)
  1. The Snail
  2. Song to Amarantha, that she would Dishevel her Hair
  3. To Althea, from Prison
  4. To Lucasta, Going to the Wars

Biographical information

Given name: Richard
Family name: Lovelace
Birth date: 1618
Death date: 1657
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: William Lovelace
          brother: Dudley-Posthumus Lovelace
          brother: Francis Lovelace
          brother: William Lovelace
          sister: Joane Cesar
Language: English
Education
          Charterhouse
          Gloucester Hall, Oxford: 27 June 1634
          Cambridge: 1637
Literary movement: Cavalier poets
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupation: Cavalier
Residences
          Kent
          London
          Woolwich: 1618
          Gatehouse, Westminster: 30 April 1642
          Petre House, Aldersgate: 1648
Buried at: West end of St. Bride's church
First RPO edition: 1997