When I posted about the letter Percy sends Marguerite in Mam'zelle Guillotine, I was struck that I had heard the line before - "I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more." Soooooz I looked it up and lo-and-behold, there it was (not only was Percy the perfect hero, he was obviously well-educated. Sigh). Originally written by Richard Lovelace in the 1600's, the poem just seemed like it could have been written about Percy and Marguerite, so I had to post it here. Enjoy. :)
Yet this inconstancy is such
As thou too shalt adore;
I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
Loved I not Honour more.
"With the help of my faithful lieutenants I will bring those defenceless women safely to England according to my pledged word, then my arms will close again around you and you will feel my whole soul in a kiss."
~ Mam'zelle Guillotine