Astrophel and Stella: 88

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.
1Out traytour absence, darest thou counsell me,
2From my deare Captainnesse to run away?
4That to win me, oft shewes a present pay?
5Is faith so weake? or is such force in thee?
6When Sun is hid, can starres such beames display?
7Cannot heau'ns food once felt, keepe stomakes free
10My Orphan sense flies to the inward sight,
11Where memorie sets foorth the beames of loue.
12That where before hart loued and eyes did see,
13In hart both sight and loue now coupled be;
14Vnited powers make each the stronger proue.


3] heere marcheth she: a second woman is here tempting Astrophel Back to Line
8] cates: food, usually delicacies
to pray: to prey Back to Line
9] ."sight." changed to ."light." (in accordance with the 1597 edition) Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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