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2.Without a mate.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Very varied it is too from card-carrying communist Alan Bush's passionate threnody for the victims of Lidice (the little Czech town obliterated by the Nazis) to that knight of the Celtic twilight Arnold Bax's lush setting of the medieval carol I sing of a Maiden that is makeless. E.J.
The sonnet, however, says nothing about love; it only presents its negative image--the likeness of a "makeless," "issueless," formless, weeping and wailing world banished from the bosom of beauty and of love.
Much like the lovely flower and dew imagery of the anonymous fifteenth-century lyric "I Syng of a Myden that is Makeless," the "angel-watered lily" (l.