Astrophel and Stella: 104
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.
1Enuious wits what hath been mine offence,
2That with such poysonous care my looks you mark
3That to each word, nay sigh of mine you harke,
4As grudging me my sorrowes eloquence?
5Ah, is it not ynough, that I am thence,
6Thence, so farre thence, that scarcely any sparke
7Of comfort dare come to this dungeon darke,
8Where rigours exile lockes vp all my sense?
9But if I by a happy window passe,
10If I but starres vpon mine armour beare,
11Sicke, thirsty, glad (though but of emptie glasse:)
12Your morall notes straight my hid meaning teare,
13From out my ribs, and puffing proues that I
14Do Stella loue, fooles who doth it deny?
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