Astrophel and Stella XCII

Original Text: 
Sir Philip Sidney, Sir P. S. his Astrophel and Stella ([J. Charlewood] for T. Newman, 1591). STC 22536. Facs. edn.: Menston: Scolar Press, 1970. PR 2342 A7 1591A ROBA.
2That you allow me them by so small rate?
4Or do you mean my tender ears to spare,
7You say, forsooth, you left her well of late:
8O God, think you that satisfies my care?
9I would know whether she did sit or walk;
10How cloth'd, how waited on; sigh'd she, or smil'd;
11Whereof, with whom, how often did she talk;
12With what pastime time's journey she beguiled;
13If her lips deign'd to sweeten my poor name.
14Say all; and all well said, still say the same.


1] Indian: i.e., costly. Back to Line
3] cutted: curt, churlishly brief. Back to Line
5] total: summary, concise. Back to Line
6] Phœnix: used as an adjective to indicate Stella's uniqueness. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1:122.