Astrophel and Stella: 45

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.
1Stella oft sees the very face of wo
2Painted in my beclowded stormie face:
4Not though thereof the cause her selfe she know.
5Yet hearing late a fable, which did show
6Of Louers neuer knowne, a grieuous case,
8That from that sea deriu'd teares spring did flow.
9Alas, if Fancy drawne by imag'd things,
10Though false, yet with free scope more grace doth breed
11Then seruants wrack, where new doubts honor brings;
12Then think my deare, that you in me do reed
13Of louers ruine some sad Tragedie:
14I am not I, pitie the tale of me.


3] cannot skill: does not know how Back to Line
7] gate: gat, got
terminal period changed to comma Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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