Astrophel and Stella: 15
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.
1You that do search for euerie purling spring,
3And euery flowre not sweet perhaps, which growes
4Neare there-abouts, into your Poesie wring.
5You that do Dictionaries methode bring
6Into your rimes, running in ratling rowes:
9You take wrong waies those far-fet helpes be such,
11And sure at length stolne-goods do come to light.
12But if (both for your loue and skill) your name
13You seeke to nurse at fullest breasts of Fame,
2] Parnassus: Mount Parnassus, home of the Muses and sacred to Apollo Back to Line
7] Petrarchs: Petrarch's poetry had a large influence on English Early-Modern poetry Back to Line
8] denisend wit: wit that has been borrowed from a foreign source and naturalized in English culture Back to Line
10] bewray: to reveal, to expose, to betray Back to Line
14] endite: to write Back to Line
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Marc R. Plamondon