Richard Lovelace

(1618-1657 / London / England)

To Amarantha; That She Would Dishevell Her Haire


TO AMARANTHA; THAT SHE WOULD DISHEVELL HER HAIRE.

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  • Rookie Ted Kneebone (4/9/2005 9:25:00 AM)

    Early in our marriage (married in 1954) , we bought a 1936 Chevrolet. My wife, Jo, suggested we name the car. We had studied the Lovelace poem in freshman English at Northern State Teachers College (now Northern State University) . I think it was mutually agreed that we name our first car 'Amarantha.' In the below-zero winter temperatures of Aberdeen, SD, ours was often the only car that started! I think the message of the poem had little to do with Amarantha, the car. (Report) Reply

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