Astrophel and Stella: 31

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.
1With how sad steps, O Moone, thou climb'st the skies,
2How silently, and with how wanne a face,
3What may it be, that euen in heau'nly place
5Sure if that long with Loue acquainted eyes
6Can judge of Loue, thou feel'st a Louers case;
7I reade it in thy lookes, thy languisht grace
8To me that feele the like, that state descries.
9Then eu'n of felowship, O Moone, tell me
10Is constant Loue deem'd there but want of wit?
11Are Beauties there as proud as here they be?
12Do they aboue loue to be lou'd, and yet
13Those Louers scorne whom that Loue doth possesse?


4] busie archer: Love, or Cupid Back to Line
14] terminal period changed to a question mark Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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