Astrophel and Stella: 47

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.
1What haue I thus betrayed my libertie?
3In my free side or am I borne a slaue,
4Whose necke becomes such yoke of tyranny?
5Or want I sense to feele my miserie?
6Or sprite, disdaine of such disdaine to haue?
7Who for long faith, tho daily helpe I craue,
8May get no almes but scorne of beggerie.
9Vertue awake, Beautie but beautie is,
10I may, I must, I can, I will, I do
11Leaue following that, which it is gaine to misse.
13Vnkind, I loue you not: O me, that eye
14Doth make my heart giue to my tongue the lie.


2] burning markes: branding marks Back to Line
12] ."Let her do." changed to ."Let her go." Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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