Astrophel and Stella: 41
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.
1Hauing this day my horse, my hand, my launce
3Both by the judgement of the English eyes,
7His praise too slight, which from good vse doth rise:
8Some luckie wits impute it but to chaunce.
9Others, because of both sides I do take
10My bloud from them, who did excell in this,
11Thinke Nature me a man of armes did make.
12How farre they shot awry? the true cause is,
13Stella look't on, and from her heau'nly face
2] I obtain'd the prize: Astrophel won the tournament Back to Line
4] terminal period changed to comma Back to Line
5] advaunce: advance, praise, put forward Back to Line
6] daintier judge: a judge who is more refined, either fussy or precise Back to Line
14] sent foorth the beames: Stella's eye beams Back to Line
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