bateless

bateless

(ˈbeɪtlɪs)
adj
archaic not abating or not able to be abated
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The troubling paradox we see here--that affection, or passion, leads the coward to fight--makes sense given the inverted logic of Tarquin's entire pursuit, precipitated on Collatine's praise of his wife's chastity: "Haply that name of chaste unhapp'ly set / This bateless edge on his keen appetite" (8-9).
The poem's off-noted initial description of Lucrece's appeal--"Haply that name of chaste unhapp'ly set / This bateless edge on his keen appetite" (8-9)--in stantiates a violent desire for an ideal under which Tarquin will be a "false worshipper" (86).