Astrophel and Stella: 44

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.
1My words I know do well set forth my mind,
3Such smart may pittie claime of any hart,
4Her heart, sweet heart, is of no Tigers kind:
5And yet she heares, and yet no pitie I find;
6But more I crie, lesse grace she doth impart,
8That Noblenesse it selfe makes thus vnkind?
9I much do guesse, yet finde no truth saue this,
11Those daintie dores vnto the Court of blisse,
12The heau'nly nature of that place is such,
14Are metamorphos'd straight to tunes of joyes.


2] smart: affliction, pain Back to Line
7] ouerthwart: adverse, unkind, contrary Back to Line
10] tuch: touch Back to Line
13] mine annoyes: my annoyances, my vexations, my troubles Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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