Astrophel and Stella: 46

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.
1I curst thee oft, I pittie now thy case,
4That thou must want or foode, or dwelling place.
5For she protests to banish thee her face,
6Her face? O Loue, a Rogue thou then shouldst be!
7If Loue learne not alone to loue and see,
8Without desire to feede of further grace.
10To such a schoole-mistresse, whose lessons new
11Thou needs must misse, and so thou needs must smart.
12Yet Deare, let me his pardon get of you,
14Till without fewell you can make hot fire.


2] blind-hitting boy: Cupid, Love Back to Line
3] becke: beck, a slight nod or gesture that implies a strong command Back to Line
9] wag: a (usually) young and mischievous man Back to Line
13] myche: much Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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