The Miscellaneous Works Of Sir Philip Sidney, Knt; With A Life Of The Author And Illustrative Notes

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bySir Philip Sidney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1860 Excerpt: ... ASTROPHEL AND STELLA. OVING in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she! might take some pleasure of my pain; Measure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain: I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe, Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain: Oftujping "rhrs' leaves, tosee if thence would flow Some fresh and frultful showers upon my sun-burn'd------.--- braln. But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay; Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows, And others' feet still seem'd but strangers in my way. Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite, Fool! said my Muse to me, look in thy heart, and write. II. Not at first sight, nor with a dnbbed shot. Love gave the wound, which, while I breathe, will bleed; But known worth did in mine of time proceed, 'Till, by degrees, it had full conquest got. I saw, and lik'd; I lik'd, but loved not; I lov'd, but straight did not what L.ove decreed: At length, to Love's decrees, I, forc'd, agreed, Yet with repining at so partial lot. Now, ev'n, that footstep of lost liberty Is gone, and now, like slave-born Muscovit', I call it praise to suffer tyranny; And now employ the remnant of my wit, To make myself helieyg that all U well, While, with a feeling skill, I paint my hell. III. Let dainty wits cry on the sisters nine, That, bravely mask'd, their fancies may be told: Or, Pindar's apes, flaunt-they in phrases fine, Enam'ling, with py'd flowers, their thoughts of gold. Or else, let them in statelier glory shine, Ennobling new-found tropes, with problems old: Or, with strange similes enrich each line, Of herbs, or beasts, which Ind' or Afric hol...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1860 Excerpt: ... ASTROPHEL AND STELLA. OVING in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she! might take some pleasure of my pain...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021709239X

ISBN - 13:9780217092395

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