Questions 7–10 refer to the poem below.
If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
Injurious distance should not stop my way;
For then, despite of space, I would be brought,
LineFrom limits far remote, where thou dost stay.
(5)No matter then, although my foot did stand
Upon the farthest earth remov’d from thee;
For nimble thought can jump both sea and land
As soon as think the place where he would be.
But ah, thought kills me, that I am not thought,
(10)To leap large lengths of miles when thou are gone,
But that, so much of earth and water wrought,
I must attend time’s leisure with my moan,
Receiving nought by elements so slow
But heavy tears, badges of either's woe.
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Lines 7–8 suggest that the speaker’s thought
would rather ignore all the facts of geography than contemplate the lover’s actual situation
would as soon dwell on the speaker’s future prospects as on his present travel plans
has only to determine where it wants to be and immediately it is there
could fly to the lover if only it could imagine the location
would rather travel endlessly around the world than stay in one place worrying about the lover’s plight