Astrophel and Stella: 5

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.
1It is most true, that eyes are form'd to serue
2The inward light: and that the heauenly part
3Ought to be king, from whose rules who do swerue,
4Rebels of Nature striue for their owne smart.
5It is most true, what we call Cupids dart,
6An image is, which for our selues we carue;
7And, fooles, adore in temple of our hart,
9True, that true Beautie Vertue is indeed,
10Whereof this Beautie can be but a shade,
11Which elements with mortall mixture breed:
12True, that on earth we are but pilgrims made,
13And should in soule vp to our countrey moue:

Notes

8] terminal period added Back to Line
14] terminal comma changed to a period Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2007
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