Astrophel and Stella: 92
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.
1Be your words made (good Sir) of Indian ware,
2That you allow me them by so small rate?
4Or do you meane my tender eares to spare?
5That to my questions you so totall are,
6When I demaund of Phœnix Stellas state,
7You say forsooth, you left her well of late:
8O God, thinke you that satisfies my care?
9I would know whether she sit or walke,
10How cloth'd, how waited on, sigh'd she or smilde,
11Whereof, with whom, how often did she talke,
12With what pastime, times journey she beguilde,
13If her lips daig'nd to sweeten my poore name,
14Say all, and all, well sayd, still say the same.
3] cutted: concise, abbreviated, possibly curt or rude Back to Line
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