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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From A Farewell to Arms

George Peele (1558?–1597?)
 
.. HIS 1 helmet now shall make a hive for bees;
  And, lovers’ sonnets turn’d to holy psalms,
A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees,
  And feed on prayërs, which are Age his alms;
But though from court to cottage he depart,        5
His Saint is sure of his unspotted heart …
 
Note 1. G. Peele. Died 1597. From A Farewell to Arms. O.B.E.V. 102. [back]
 
 
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