Astrophel and Stella: 16
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.
1In nature apt to like when I did see
2Beauties, which were of manie Carrets fine,
3My boyling sprits did thither soone inclyne,
4And, Loue, I thought that I was full of thee:
5But finding not those restlesse flames in me,
6Which others said did make their soules to pine:
7I thought those babes of some pinnes hurt did whine,
8By my soule judgeing what Loues paines might be.
9But while I thus with this Lyon plaid,
10Mine eyes (shall I say curst or blest) beheld
11Stella; now she nam'd, need more be said?
12In her sight I a lesson new haue speld,
13I now haue learn'd Loue right, and learn'd euen so,
14As who by being poisoned doth poison know.
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