Astrophel and Stella: 18

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.
2When into Reasons audite I do go:
4Of all those goods, which heau'n to me haue lent:
5Vnable quite to pay euen Natures rent,
6Which vnto it by birth-right I do ow:
7And which is worse, no good excuse can show,
8But that my wealth I haue most id'ly spent.
9My youth doth wast, my knowledge brings forth toyes,
10My wit doth striue those passions to defend,
11Which for reward spoyle it with vaine annoyes.
13I see and yet no greater sorrow take,
14Then that I loose no more for Stellas sake.


1] shent: disgraced; financially ruined Back to Line
3] banckrout: bankrupt Back to Line
12] loose my selfe: lose myself Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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