Astrophel and Stella: 91

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.
1Stella, while now by honours cruell might,
2I am from you, light of my life mis-led,
3And that faire you my Sunne, thus ouer-spred,
5If this darke place yet shew like candle light,
6Some beauties peece as amber colourd hed,
7Milke hands, rose cheeks, or lips more sweet, more red
9They please I do confesse, they please mine eyes,
10But why? because of you they models be,
11Models such be wood-globes of glistring skies.
12Deere, therefore be not jealous ouer me,
13If you heare that they seeme my heart to moue,
14Not them, O no, but you in them I loue.


4] absence vaile: i.e., the veil of absence Back to Line
8] seeing gets black: i.e., seeing jets black, presumably a reference to black eyes Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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