Astrophel and Stella: 85

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.
1I see the house, my heart thy selfe containe,
2Beware full sailes drowne not thy tottring barge:
4Thee to thy wracke beyond thy limits straine.
5Nor doe like Lords, whose weake confused braine,
6Not pointing to fit folkes each vndercharge,
7While euerie office themselues will discharge,
8With doing all, leaue nothing done but paine.
9But giue apt seruants their due place, let eyes
10See Beauties totall summe summ'd in her face:
11Let eares heare speech, which wit to wonder tyes.
12Let breath sucke vp those sweetes, let armes embrace
14Thou but of all the kingly Tribute take.


3] least: lest Back to Line
13] weale: happiness, wealth, abundance Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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