Astrophel and Stella: 27
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.
1Because I oft in darke abstracted guise,
2Seeme most alone in greatest companie
3With dearth of words, or answers quite awrie,
5They deeme, and of their doome the rumour flies,
7So in my swelling breast that onely I
8Fawne on me selfe, and others do despise:
9Yet pride I thinke doth not my soule possesse,
10Which lookes too oft in his vnflattring glasse:
11But one worse fault Ambition I confesse,
13Vnseene, vnheard, while thought to highest place
14Bends all his powers, euen vnto Stellas grace.
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