Astrophel and Stella: 62

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.
1Late tyr'd with wo, euen ready for to pine
2With rage of Loue, I cald my Loue vnkind;
3She in whose eyes Loue thought vnfelt doth shine,
5I joyed, but straight thus watred was my wine,
8From nobler course, fit for my birth and mind:
9And therefore by her Loues authority,
11And anchor fast my selfe on Vertues shore.
12Alas, if this the only mettal be
14Deare, loue me not, that ye may loue me more.


4] terminal comma changed to period Back to Line
6] loued a Loue not blind: Since Cupid is blind, the Love that Stella loves is a non-erotic, more ideal Love. Back to Line
7] decline: descend Back to Line
10] wild: willed Back to Line
13] my beggery: my commonness, my lack of value Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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