Astrophel and Stella: 103

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.
2I saw thy selfe with many a smiling line
3Vpon thy cheerefull face, joyes liuerie weare:
4While those faire planets on thy streams did shine.
5The boat for joy could not to daunce forbeare,
7Rauisht, staid not, till in her golden haire
8They did themselues (O sweetest prison) twine.
10Haue made, but forst by nature still to flie,
11First did with puffing kisse those locks display:
12She so discheueld, blusht; from window I
13With sight thereof cride out; O faire disgrace,
14Let honour selfe to thee graunt highest place.


1] Tems: Thames, the river that flows through London Back to Line
6] wanton: lively, skittish, or amorous Back to Line
9] æols youth: breezes, sons of Æolus, the Greek god of the wind Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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