Astrophel and Stella: 29

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.
1Like some weake Lords, neighbord by mighty kings,
2To keepe themselues and their chiefe cities free,
3Do easly yeeld, that all their coasts may be
4Ready to store their campes of needfull things:
5So Stellas heart finding what power Loue brings,
6To keepe it selfe in life and liberty,
7Doth willing graunt, that in the frontiers he
8Vse all to helpe his other conquerings:
9And thus her heart escapes, but thus her eyes
11Her breasts his tents, legs his triumphall carre:
12Her flesh his foode, her skin his armour braue,
13And I, but for because my prospect lies
14Vpon that coast, am giu'n vp for a slaue.


10] shot: an arrow, bolt, rock, or similar item discharged in military combat Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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