Astrophel and Stella: 64
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.
1No more, my deare, no more these counsels trie,
2O giue my passions leaue to run their race:
3Let Fortune lay on me her worst disgrace,
4Let folke orecharg'd with braine against me crie.
5Let clouds bedimme my face, breake in mine eye,
6Let me no steps but of lost labour trace:
7Let all the earth with scorne recount my case,
8But do not will me from my Loue to flie.
9I do not enuy Aristotles wit,
10Nor do aspire to Cæsars bleeding fame;
11Nor ought do care, though some aboue me sit:
12Nor hope, nor with another course to frame,
14Thou art my Wit, and thou my Vertue art.
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