Astrophel and Stella: 58

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.
1Doubt there hath bene when with his golden chaine,
3That no pace else their guided steps can find,
4But as he them more short or slack doth raine.
5Whether with words this soueraignty he gaine,
6Cloth'd with fine tropes, with strongest reasons lin'd,
7Or else pronouncing grace, wherewith his mind
8Prints his owne liuely forme in rudest braine:
9Now judge by this, in piercing phrases late,
10The anatomy of all my woes I wrate,
11Stellas sweet breath the same to me did reed.
13Which wooed wo, most rauishing delight,
14Euen those sad words, euen in sad me did breed.


2] terminal period changed to comma Back to Line
12] maugre: in spite of Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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