Astrophel and Stella: 69
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.
2O blisse, fit for a nobler state then me.
3Enuie, put out thine eyes, least thou do see
4What Oceans of delight in me do flow.
5My friend, that oft saw through all maskes my wo,
6Come, come, and let me powre my selfe on thee;
7Gone is the winter of my miserie,
8My spring appeares, O see what here doth grow,
9For Stella hath with words where faith doth shine,
10Of her high heart giu'n me the Monarchie:
11I, I, O I may say, that she is mine.
12And though she giue but thus conditionly
13This realme of blisse, while vertuous course I take,
14No kings be crown'd, but they some couenants make.
1] my low stile: a self-deprecatory reference to the low style of his sonnet writing Back to Line
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