Astrophel and Stella: 33

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.
1I might, vnhappie word, O me, I might,
2And then would not, or could not see my blisse:
3Till now wrapt in a most infernall night,
5Hart rent thy selfe, thou doest thy selfe but right
6No louely Paris made thy Helen his:
7No force, no fraud, rob'd thee of thy delight,
8Nor fortune of thy fortune author is:
9But to my selfe my selfe did giue the blow,
10While too much wit (forsooth) so troubled me,
12And yet could not by rising Morne foresee
13How faire a day was neare, O punisht eyes,
14That I had bene more foolish or more wise.

Notes

4] word ."day." added Back to Line
11] respects: considerations Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2007
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