Astrophel and Stella: 89

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.
1Now that of absence the most irksome night,
2With darkest shade doth ouercome my day;
4Leauing my Hemisphere, leaue me in night,
5Each day seemes long, and longs for long-staid night,
6The night as tedious, wooes th'approch of day;
7Tired with the dustie toyles of busie day,
8Languisht with horrors of the silent night;
9Suffering the euils both of the day and night,
10While no night is more darke then is my day,
11Nor no day hath lesse quiet then my night:
12With such bad mixture of my night and day,
13That liuing thus in blackest winter night,
14I feele the flames of hottest sommer day.


3] wont to giue: habitually give Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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