Astrophel and Stella: 90

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.
1Stella, thinke not that I by verse seeke fame,
2Who seeke, who hope; who loue, who liue but thee;
3Thine eyes my pride, thy lips mine history:
4If thou praise not, all other praise is shame.
5Nor so ambitious am I, as to frame
7In truth I sweare, I wish not there should be
8Graued in mine Epitaph a Poets name:
10That any laud to me thereof should grow,
11Without my plumes from others wings I take.
12For nothing from my wit or wil doth flow,
14And loue doth hold my hand, and makes me write.

Notes

6] lawrell tree: the laurel is traditionally associate with praise, victory, and fame Back to Line
9] ne: nay
just title: proper title, truthful title Back to Line
13] endite: write Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2007
Form: