Astrophel and Stella: 57

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.
1Wo, hauing made with many fights his owne
2Each sense of mine, each gift, each power of mind,
3Growne now his slaues, he forst them out to find
4The thorowest words, fit for woes selfe to grone,
5Hoping that when they might find Stella alone,
6Before she could prepare to be vnkind,
7Her soule arm'd but with such a dainty rind,
8Should soone be pierc'd with sharpnesse of the mone.
9She heard my plaints, and did not only heare,
10But then (so sweete is she) most sweetly sing,
11With that faire breast making woes darknesse cleare:
12A prety case I hoped her to bring
13To feele my griefes, and she with face and voice,
14So sweets my paines, that my paines me rejoice.
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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