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These starts are the convulsions of weak reason

DMI number:
17038
Poem Aliases
The Vestal Virgin.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
These starts are the convulsions of weak reason
Last Line:
And watched by reason into gentleness
Poem Genre / Form:
Blank verse, Couplet, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Verse-drama
Themes:
Virtue / vice[Self-control]
Related People
Author:
Sir Robert Howard
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from 'The Vestal Virgin' Act 1 Scene 1. Howard (1692).
Related Poems
First Line:
These starts are the convulsions of weak reason
Last Line:
And watched by reason with gentleness
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
[vol. 3] The British muse, or, a collection of thoughts moral, natural, and sublime, of our English poets: who flourished in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries [vol III] [ECCO] [T131617]
Page No(s):
p.12
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Ibid [i.e. 'Sir R. Howard's Vestal Virgin']
Attributed To:
Sir Robert Howard