Astrophel and Stella: 3

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.
2That brauely maskt, their fancies may be told:
3Or Pindars Apes, flaunt they in phrases fine,
5Or else let them in statelie glorie shine,
6Ennobling new found Tropes with problemes old:
7Or with strange similies enrich each line,
8Of hearbes or beastes, which Inde or Afrike hold.
9For me, in sooth, no Muse but one I know:
10Phrases and Problemes from my reach do grow,
12How then? euen thus: in Stellas face I reed,
13What Loue and Beautie be, then all my deed
14But Copying is, what in her Nature writes.


1] Sisters Nine: the Muses of ancient Greece Back to Line
4] ."powers." changed to ."flowers." Back to Line
11] terminal period added Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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