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Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 107

Stella, since thou so right a princess art Of all the powers which life bestows on me, That ere by them aught undertaken be They first resort unto that sovereign part; Sweet, for a while give respite to my heart, Which pants as though it still should...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Aug 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 106

O absent presence, Stella is not here; False flattering hope, that with so fair a face Bare me in hand, that in this orphan place, Stella, I say my Stella, should appear: What say’st thou now? Where is that dainty cheer Thou told’st mine...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 19 Jul 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 105

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by, So near, in so good time, so free a place? Dead glass, dost thou thy object so embrace As what my heart still sees, thou canst not spy? I swear by her I love and lack, that I Was not in fault, who bent...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 Jun 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 103

O happy Thames, that didst my Stella bear! I saw thyself, with many a smiling line Upon thy cheerful face, joy’s livery wear, While those fair planets on thy streams did shine. The boat for joy could not to dance forbear, While wanton winds, with...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 16 Jun 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 1

O tears, no tears, but rain from beauty’s skies, Making those lilies and those roses grow, Which aye most fair, now more than most fair show, While graceful pity beauty beautifies: O honeyed sighs, which from that breast do rise, Whose pants do...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 May 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 93

O fate, O fault, O curse, child of my bliss; What sobs can give words grace my grief to show? What ink is black enough to paint my woe? Through me, wretch me, even Stella vexed is. Yet Truth—if caitiff’s breath may call thee—this...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 20 Jan 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 8

Nymph of the garden where all beauties be; Beauties which do in excellency pass His who till death looked in a watery glass, Or hers, whom naked the Trojan boy did see; Sweet garden nymph, which keeps the cherry tree, Whose fruit doth...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 21 Aug 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 8

Sweet swelling lip, well may’st thou swell in pride, Since best wits think it wit thee to admire; Nature’s praise, virtue’s stall, Cupid’s cold fire, Whence words, not words but heavenly graces slide; The new Parnassus,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 24 Jul 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 76

She comes, and straight therewith her shining twins do move Their rays to me, who in her tedious absence lay Benighted in cold woe; but now appears my day, The only light of joy, the only warmth of love. She comes, with light and warmth, which like Aurora prove...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 May 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 74

I never drank of Aganippe well, Nor ever did in shade of Tempe sit; And muses scorn with vulgar brains to dwell; Poor layman I, for sacred rites unfit. Some do I hear of poet’s fury tell, But (God wot) wot not what they mean by it; And this I swear,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 2 May 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 73

Love still a boy, and oft a wanton is, Schooled only by his mother’s tender eye; What wonder then if he his lesson miss, When for so soft a rod dear play he try? And yet my star, because a sugared kiss In sport I sucked,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 16 Apr 2015

Guest Blog – Katherine Clements on witchcraft

From Homer and Shakespeare to JK Rowling, witchcraft has long been a source of inspiration for authors. Novelists return again and again to re-imagine well known historical cases, such as Pendle and Salem, for their enthusiastic audiences. But what makes...
From: Witchcraft in Poland on 29 Mar 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 71

Who will in fairest book of Nature know How virtue may best lodged in beauty be, Let him but learn of love to read in thee, Stella, those fair lines which true goodness show. There shall he find all vices’ overthrow, Not by rude force, but sweetest...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 20 Mar 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 66

And do I see some cause a hope to feed, Or doth the tedious burden of long woe In weakened minds, quick apprehension breed, Of every image which may comfort show? I cannot brag of word, much less of deed; Fortune wheels still with me in one sort slow: My...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 9 Jan 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 63, and First Song

O grammar-rules, O now your virtues show; So children still read you with awful eyes, As my young dove may, in your precepts wise, Her grant to me by her own virtue know; For late, with heart most high, with eyes most low, I craved the thing which ever...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 28 Nov 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 62

Late tired with woe, even ready for to pine, With rage of love, I called my love unkind; She in whose eyes love, though unfelt, doth shine, Sweet said that I true love in her should find. I joyed, but straight thus watered was my wine, That love...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 14 Nov 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 59

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 59 Dear, why make you more of a dog than me? If he do love, I burn, I burn in love; If he wait well, I never thence would move; If he be fair, yet but a dog can be. Little he is, so little worth is he; He barks, my songs thine own...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 3 Oct 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 56

Fie, school of Patience, fie! Your lesson is Far, far too long to learn it without book: What, a whole week without one piece of look, And think I should not your large precepts miss? When I might read those letters fair of bliss, Which in her face teach...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 24 Aug 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 55

Muses, I oft invoked your holy aid, With choicest flowers my speech to engarland so That it, despised in true but naked show, Might win some grace in your sweet grace arrayed; And oft whole troops of saddest words I stayed, Striving abroad a-foraging...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 8 Aug 2014

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