Astrophel and Stella: 106

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.
1O absent presence Stella is not here;
2False flattering hope, that with so faire a face,
3Bare me in hand, that in this Orphane place,
4Stella, I say my Stella, should appeare.
5What saist thou now, where is that dainty cheere,
6Thou toldst mine eyes shuld helpe their famist case?
8Doth make me most to wish thy comfort neere.
9But heere I do store of faire Ladies meete,
10Who may with charme of conuersation sweete,
11Make in my heauy mould new thoughts to grow:
12Sure they preuaile as much with me, as he
13That bad his friend but then new maim'd, to be
14Mery with him, and not thinke of his woe.

Notes

7] ."att." changed to ."art."
terminal semi-colon removed Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2007
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