Astrophel and Stella: 94

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.
2So darke with misty vapours, which arise
3From out thy heauy mould, that inbent eyes
4Can scarce discerne the shape of mine owne paine.
6For my poore soule, which now that sicknesse tries,
7Which euen to sense, sense of it selfe denies,
8Though harbengers of death lodge there his traine.
11Yet waile thy selfe, and waile with carefull teares,
12That though in wretchednesse thy life doth lie,
13Yet growest more wretched then thy nature beares,
14By being placed in such a wretch as I.


1] terminal period removed Back to Line
5] complaine: lament Back to Line
9] plaint: complaint, lamentation, utterance of grief Back to Line
10] caitife: caitiff, miserable person Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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