Astrophel and Stella: 101
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney, Knight. Now the third time published with sundry new additions of the same author. Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Walde-graue, 1599. STC 22542.
1Stella is sicke, and in that sicke bed lies
2Sweetnesse, which breathes and pants as oft as she:
3And grace sick to, such fine conclusions tries,
4That sicknesse brags it selfe best graced to be.
6That in that palenesse beauties white we see,
7And joy which is inseperate from those eyes:
9Loue moues thy paine, and like a faithfull page
10As thy lookes sturre, comes vp and downe to make,
12Nature with care sweates for her darlings sake,
13Knowing worlds passe, ere she ynough can find
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