Astrophel and Stella: Second Song
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.
1Haue I caught my heau'nly jewel,
2Teaching sleepe most faire to be?
3Now will I teach her that she,
4When she wakes, is too too cruell.
5 Since sweet sleep her eyes hath charmed,
6The two only darts of Loue:
7Now will I with that boy proue
8Some play, while he is disarmed.
9 Her tongue waking still refuseth,
11Now will I attempt to know,
12What No her tongue sleeping vseth.
13 See the hand which waking gardeth,
14Sleeping, grants a free resort:
15Now will I inuade the fort;
16Cowards Loue with losse rewardeth.
17 But, O foole, thinke of the danger,
18Of her just and high disdaine:
19Now will I alas refraine,
20Loue feares nothing else but anger.
21 Yet those lips so sweetly swelling,
22Do invite a stealing kisse:
23Now will I but venture this,
24Who will read must first learne spelling.
25 Oh sweet kisse, but ah she is waking,
27Now will I awaie hence flee:
28Foole, more foole, for no more taking.
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Marc R. Plamondon