Astrophel and Stella: 80

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.
1Sweet swelling lip, well maist thou swell in pride,
2Since best wits thinke it were thee to admire;
3Natures praise, Vertues stall, Cupids cold fire,
4Whence words, not words, but heau'nly graces slide
6Sweetner of musicke, wisedomes beautifier:
7Breather of life, and fastner of desire,
9Thus much my heart compeld my mouth to say,
10But now spite of my heart my mouth wil stay,
11Loathing all lies, doubting this Flatterie is:
13Without how farre this praise is short of you,
14Sweet lip, you teach my mouth with one sweet kisse.


5] Parnassus: Mount Parnassus, home of the Muses and sacred to Apollo Back to Line
8] dide: dyed Back to Line
12] resty: restive Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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