Astrophel and Stella: 105

Original Text: 
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.
1Vnhappie sight, and hath she vanisht by
2So neere, in so good time so free a place?
3Dead glasse doest thou thy object so imbrace,
4As what my heart still sees thou canst not spie?
5I sweare by her I loue and lacke, that I
6Was not in fault, who bent thy dazling race
7Onely vnto the heau'n of Stellas face,
8Counting but dust what in the way did lie.
9But cease mine eyes, your teares do witnesse well,
11Curst be the page from whence the bad torch fell,
12Curst be the night which did your strife resist,
13Curst be the Couchman which did driue so fast,
14With no worse curse then absence makes me tast.

Notes

10] mist: missed Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2007
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