Astrophel and Stella: 46

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 curst thee oft, I pittie now thy case,
4That thou must want or foode, or dwelling place.
5For she protests to banish thee her face,
6Her face? O Loue, a Rogue thou then shouldst be!
7If Loue learne not alone to loue and see,
8Without desire to feede of further grace.
10To such a schoole-mistresse, whose lessons new
11Thou needs must misse, and so thou needs must smart.
12Yet Deare, let me his pardon get of you,
14Till without fewell you can make hot fire.

Notes

2] blind-hitting boy: Cupid, Love Back to Line
3] becke: beck, a slight nod or gesture that implies a strong command Back to Line
9] wag: a (usually) young and mischievous man Back to Line
13] myche: much Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2007
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