Astrophel and Stella: 84

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.
2And that my Muse to some eares not vnsweet,
3Tempers her words to trampling horses feete,
4More oft then to a chamber melodie.
5Now blessed you, beare onward blessed me
7My Muse and I must you of dutie greet
8With thanks and wishes, wishing thankfully.
9Be you still faire, honour'd by publike heed,
10By no encrochment wrong'd, nor time forgot:
11Nor blam'd for bloud, nor sham'd for sinfull deede
12And that you know, I enuy you no lot
13Of highest wish, I wish you so much blisse,
14Hundreds of yeares you Stellas feet may kisse.


1] Parnassus: Mount Parnassus, home of the Muses and sacred to Apollo Back to Line
6] safelest: probably ."safeliest." Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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