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Sidney, Philip    Poet's Biography
165 poems available by this author


A COUNTRY SONG; CANZONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The lad philisides
Last Line: More envied phoebus for his western flying.
Subject(s): Flowers; Admiration


A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TWO SHEPHERDS, UTTERED IN A PASTORAL SHOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Dick, since we cannot dance, come, let a cheerful voice
Last Line: But hence, even hence, I needs must go, such is my dogged fate.


ARCADIA: CORRELATIVE VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Virtue, beauty, and speech did strike, wound, charm
Last Line: Mine own, embraced, sought, knot, fire, disease.


ARCADIA: PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair rocks, goodly rivers, sweet woods, when shall I see peace?
Last Line: Devils? If in hell such devils do abide, to the hells I do go. Go.
Variant Title(s): Echo
Subject(s): Peace


ARCADIA: POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet glove, the witness of my secret bliss
Last Line: You have my thanks, let me your comfort have.


ARCADIA: SAPPHICS    Poem Text    
First Line: If mine eyes can speak to do hearty errand
Last Line: Hope, we do live yet.


ARCADIA: SESTINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, o sun, arcadia's clearest light
Last Line: Farewell direction, farewell all affection.
Variant Title(s): Strephon And Klaius
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses


ARCADIA: SOLITARINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness
Last Line: For such company decks such solitariness.
Variant Title(s): Dorus' Song


ARCADIA: THE BARGAIN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: My true love hath my heart and I have his
Last Line: My true love hath my heart, and I have his.
Variant Title(s): "song;phlox - Agreement;heart Exchange;ditty;friendship;arcadian Dialogue;sonnet;true Love;""my True Love Hath My Hart, And I Have His"";
Subject(s): Desire; Flowers; Life Change Events; Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show
Last Line: "fool,"" said my muse to me, ""look in thy heart, and write."
Variant Title(s): "loving In Truth;""loving In Truth, And Faine In Verse My Love To Show,"";
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Thought; Thinking


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Reason, in faith thou art well served that still
Last Line: By reason good, good reason her to love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 100    Poem Text    
First Line: O tears! No tears, but rain from beauty's skies
Last Line: All mirth farewell, let me in sorrow live.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 101    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella is sick, and in that sick-bed lies
Last Line: Of such heaven stuff, to clothe so heavenly mind.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 102    Poem Text    
First Line: Where be those roses gone which sweetened so our eyes?
Last Line: While beauty's reddest ink venus for him doth stir.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 103    Poem Text    
First Line: O happy thames that didst my stella bear
Last Line: Let honour's self to thee grant highest place.'
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 104    Poem Text    
First Line: Envious wits, what hath been mine offence
Last Line: Do stella love. Fools, who doth it deny?
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 105    Poem Text    
First Line: Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by
Last Line: With no worse curse than absence makes me taste.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 106    Poem Text    
First Line: O absent presence! Stella is not here
Last Line: Merry with him, and not think of his woe.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 107    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella, since thou so right a princess art
Last Line: And scorning say, 'see, what it is to love!'
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 108    Poem Text    
First Line: When sorrow, using mine own fire's might
Last Line: And in my joys for thee my only annoy.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 109    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Thou blind man's mark, thou fool's self-chosen snare
Last Line: Desiring naught but how to kill desire.
Variant Title(s): Desire
Subject(s): Desire


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: In truth, o love, with what a boyish kind
Last Line: But, fool, seek'st not to get into her heart.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 110    Poem Text    
First Line: Leave me, o love, which reachest but to dust
Last Line: Eternal love, maintain thy life in me.
Variant Title(s): "farewell World;eternal Love;a Farewell;leave Me, O Love;splendidis Longum Valedico Nugis;""leave Me, O Love, Which Reachest But To Dust"";
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Cupid, because thou shin'st in stella's eyes
Last Line: That to win it, is all the skill and pain.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: Phoebus was judge between jove, mars, and love
Last Line: The first, thus matched, were scarcely gentlemen.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, have I not pain enough, my friend
Last Line: Then love is sin, and let me sinful be.
Subject(s): Love; Pain; Sin; Suffering; Misery


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: You that do search for every purling spring
Last Line: Stella behold, and then begin to endite.
Variant Title(s): Poetry's Source
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: In nature apt to like, when I did see
Last Line: As who by being poisoned doth poison know.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: His mother dear, cupid offended late
Last Line: Falls to shrewd turns; and I was in his way.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: With what sharp checks I in myself am shent
Last Line: Than that I lose no more for stella's sake.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: On cupid's bow how are my heart-strings bent
Last Line: Scholar,' saith love, 'bend hitherward your wit.'
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Not at [the] first sight, nor with a dribbed shot
Last Line: While with a feeling skill I paint my hell.
Variant Title(s): Hit By Love
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly, fly, my friends! I have my death wound - fly!
Last Line: But ere I could fly thence, it pierced my heart.
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Your words, my friend (right healthful caustics), blame
Last Line: Hath this world aught so fair as stella is?
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: In highest way of heaven the sun did ride
Last Line: The sun, which others burned, did her but kiss.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: The curious wits, seeing dull pensiveness
Last Line: But only stella's eyes and stella's heart.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Rich fools there be, whose base and filthy heart
Last Line: He knows not, grow in only folly rich.
Subject(s): Rich, Robert, 1st Earl Of Warwick


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: The wisest scholar of the wight most wise
Last Line: And find th' effect, for I do burn in love.
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: Though dusty wits dare scorn astrology
Last Line: By only those two eyes in stella's face.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I oft in dark abstracted guise
Last Line: Bends all his powers, even unto stella's grace.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: You that with allegory's curious frame
Last Line: Love only reading unto me this art.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: Like some weak lords, neighboured by mighty kings
Last Line: Upon that coast, am giv'n up for a slave.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Let dainty wits cry on the sisters nine
Last Line: But copying is, what in her nature writes.
Variant Title(s): "let Daintie Wits Crie On The Sisters Nine"";
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether the turkish new moon minded be
Last Line: But know not how, for still I think of you.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: With how sad steps, o moon, thou climbst the skies
Last Line: Do they call virtue there ungratefulness?
Variant Title(s): "his Lady's Cruelty;to The Moon;to The Sad Moon;asking The Moon About Love;""with How Sad Steps, O Moone, Thou Climb'st The Skies"";
Subject(s): Fidelity; Love; Moon; Faithfulness; Constancy


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: Morpheus, the lively son of deadly sleep
Last Line: Sweet stella's image I do steal to me.'
Subject(s): Sleep


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: I might, unhappy word, oh me, I might
Last Line: That I had been more foolish, or more wise!
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, let me write, and to what end? To ease
Last Line: Stella's great powers, that so confuse my mind.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: What may words say, or what may words not say
Last Line: It is a praise to praise, when thou art praised.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella, whence doth this new assault arise
Last Line: By sense's privilege, can 'scape from thee.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: My mouth doth water, and my breast doth swell
Last Line: Hath no misfortune, but that rich she is.
Variant Title(s): "my Mouth Doth Water, And My Breast Doth Swell"";
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: This night, while sleep begins with heavy wings
Last Line: But him, her host, that unkind guest had slain.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: Come sleep! O sleep, the certain knot of peace
Last Line: Livelier than elsewhere stella's image see.
Variant Title(s): "song;sleep;to Sleep;""come Sleepe, O Sleepe, The Certaine Knot Of Peace"";
Subject(s): Love; Sleep


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Virtue, alas, now let me take some rest
Last Line: That, virtue, thou thy self shalt be in love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: As good to write, as for to lie and groan!
Last Line: O, do not let thy temple be destroyed.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 41    Poem Text    
First Line: Having this day my horse, my hand, my lance
Last Line: Sent forth the beams, which made so fair my race.
Variant Title(s): "having This Day My Horse, My Hand, My Launce"";
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: O eyes which do the spheres of beauty move
Last Line: Wracks triumphs be, which love (high set) doth breed.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 43    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair eyes, sweet lips, dear heart, that foolish
Last Line: Where well he knows, no man to him can come.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 44    Poem Text    
First Line: My words I know do well set forth my mind
Last Line: Are metamorphosed straight to tunes of joys.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 45    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella oft sees the very face of woe
Last Line: I am not I, pity the tale of me.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 46    Poem Text    
First Line: I cursed thee oft, I pity now thy case
Last Line: Till without fuel you can make hot fire.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 47    Poem Text    
First Line: What, have I thus betrayed my liberty?
Last Line: Doth make my heart give to my tongue the lie!
Variant Title(s): "what, Have I Thus Betrayed My Libertie?"";
Subject(s): Desire; Freedom; Liberty


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 48    Poem Text    
First Line: Soul's joy, bend not those morning stars from me
Last Line: A kind of grace is to slay with speed.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 49    Poem Text    
First Line: I on my horse, and love on me, doth try
Last Line: That in the manage myself takes delight.
Variant Title(s): "i On My Horse, And Love On Me Doth Trie"";
Subject(s): Horseback Riding; Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: It is most true that eyes are formed to serve
Last Line: True; and yet true, that I must stella love.
Variant Title(s): "it Is Most True That Eyes Form's To Serve"";
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 50    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella, the fullness of my thoughts of thee
Last Line: Because their forefront bare sweet stella's name.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 51    Poem Text    
First Line: Pardon mine ears, both I and they do pray
Last Line: By such unsuited speech should hindered be.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 52    Poem Text    
First Line: A strife is grown between virtue and love
Last Line: That virtue but that body grant to us.
Subject(s): Love; Virtue


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 53    Poem Text    
First Line: In martial sports I had my cunning tried
Last Line: Till that her blush taught me my shame to see.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 54    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I breathe not love to every one
Last Line: They love indeed who quake to say they love.
Variant Title(s): "love's Silence;""because I Breathe Not Love To Everie One"";
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 55    Poem Text    
First Line: Muses, I oft invoked your holy aid
Last Line: That I well find no eloquence like it.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 56    Poem Text    
First Line: Fie, school of patience, fie! Your lesson is
Last Line: And then with patience bid me bear my fire.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 57    Poem Text    
First Line: Woe, having made with many fights his own
Last Line: So sweets my pains, that my pains me rejoice.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 58    Poem Text    
First Line: Doubt there hath been, when with his golden chain
Last Line: Even those sad words even in sad me did breed.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 59    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear, why make you more of a dog than me?
Last Line: Becomes a clog) will soon ease me of it.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Some lovers speak, when they their muses entertain
Last Line: When trembling voice brings forth, that I do stella love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 60    Poem Text    
First Line: When my good angel guides me to the place
Last Line: Blessed in my curse, and cursed in my bliss.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 61    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft with true sighs, oft with uncalled tears
Last Line: That I love not, without I leave to love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 62    Poem Text    
First Line: Late tired with woe, even ready for to pine
Last Line: Dear, love me not, that you may love me more.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 63    Poem Text    
First Line: O grammar rules, o now your virtues show
Last Line: That in one speech two negatives affirm!
Variant Title(s): "grammar-rules;""o Grammer Rules, O Now Your Vertues Show;"";
Subject(s): Grammar; Mnemonics


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 64    Poem Text    
First Line: No more, my dear, no more these counsels try
Last Line: Thou art my wit, and thou my virtue art.
Variant Title(s): Love Is Enough
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 65    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, by sure proof I may call thee unkind
Last Line: Thou bear'st the arrow, I the arrow head.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 66    Poem Text    
First Line: And do I see some cause a hope to feed
Last Line: They fled with blush, which guilty seemed of love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 67    Poem Text    
First Line: Hope, art thou true, or dost thou flatter me?
Last Line: Rather than by more truth to get more pain.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 68    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella, the only planet of my light
Last Line: It is, so fair a virtue to enjoy.
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 69    Poem Text    
First Line: O joy too high for my low style to show!
Last Line: No kings be crowned, but they some covenents make.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: When nature made her chief work, stella's eyes
Last Line: To honour all their deaths, who for her bleed.
Subject(s): Black (Color); Eyes


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 70    Poem Text    
First Line: My muse may well grudge at my heavenly joy
Last Line: Wise silence is best music unto bliss.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 71    Poem Text    
First Line: Who will in fairest book of nature know
Last Line: "but ah,"" desire still cries, ""give me some food."
Variant Title(s): "yes, But;""who Will In Fairest Booke Of Nature Know"";
Subject(s): Desire; Virtue


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 72    Poem Text    
First Line: Desire, though thou my old companion art
Last Line: Now banished art -- but yet, alas, how shall?
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 73    Poem Text    
First Line: Love still a boy and oft a wanton is
Last Line: That anger's self I needs must kiss again.
Variant Title(s): "love Still A Boy, And Oft A Wanton Is"";
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 74    Poem Text    
First Line: I never drank of aganippe's well
Last Line: My lips are sweet, inspired with stella's kiss.
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 75    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the kings that ever here did reign
Last Line: To lose his crown, rather than fail his love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 76    Poem Text    
First Line: She comes, and straight therewith her shining twins do move
Last Line: Pray that my sun go down with meeker beams to bed.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 77    Poem Text    
First Line: Those looks, whose beams be joy, whose motion is delight
Last Line: Yet ah, my maiden muse doth blush to tell the rest.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 78    Poem Text    
First Line: O how the pleasant airs of true love be
Last Line: Is it not ill that such a devil wants horns?
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 79    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet kiss, thy sweets I fain would sweetly indite
Last Line: Cease we to praise, now pray we for a kiss.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, born in greece, of late fled from his native place
Last Line: He burnt unwares his wings, and cannot fly away.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 80    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet-swelling lip, well mayest thou swell in pride
Last Line: Sweet lip, you teach my mouth with one sweet kiss.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 81    Poem Text    
First Line: O kiss, which dost those ruddy gems impart
Last Line: Stop you my mouth with still still kissing me.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 82    Poem Text    
First Line: Nymph of the garden where all beauties be
Last Line: I will but kiss, I never more will bite.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 83    Poem Text    
First Line: Good brother philip, I have borne you long
Last Line: Leave that, sir phip, lest off your neck be wrung.
Subject(s): Sparrows


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 84    Poem Text    
First Line: Highway, since you my chief parnassus be
Last Line: Hundreds of years you stella's feet may kiss.
Variant Title(s): The Highway;via Amoris
Subject(s): Love; Roads; Paths; Trails


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 85    Poem Text    
First Line: I see the house. My heart thyself contain!
Last Line: Thou but of all the kingly tribute take.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 86    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, whence came this change of looks? If I
Last Line: No doom should make one's heaven become his hell.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 87    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was forced from stella ever dear
Last Line: I had been vexed, if vexed I had not been.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 88    Poem Text    
First Line: Out, traitor absence, darest thou counsel me
Last Line: United powers make each the stronger be.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 89    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that of absence the most irksome night
Last Line: I feel the flames of hottest summer day.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Queen virtue's court, which some call stella's face
Last Line: Of touch they are, and poor I am their straw.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 90    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella, think not that I by verse seek fame
Last Line: And love doth hold my hand, and makes me write.
Variant Title(s): "stella, Thinke Not That I By Verse Seeke Fame"";
Subject(s): Fame; Reputation


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 91    Poem Text    
First Line: Stella, while now by honour's cruel might
Last Line: Not them, o no, but you in them I love.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 92    Poem Text    
First Line: Be your words made, good sir, of indian weave
Last Line: Say all, and all well said, still say the same.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 93    Poem Text    
First Line: O fate, o fault, o curse, child of my bliss
Last Line: I cry thy sighs; my dear, thy tears I bleed.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 94    Poem Text    
First Line: Grief, find the words, for thou hast made my brain
Last Line: By being placed in such a wretch as I.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 95    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet sighs, dear sighs, indeed true friends you are
Last Line: Thank-worthiest yet, when you shall break my heart.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 96    Poem Text    
First Line: Thought, with good cause thou likest so well the night
Last Line: Thou, though still tired, yet still dost it detest.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 97    Poem Text    
First Line: Dian, that fain would cheer her friend the night
Last Line: While I despair my sun's sight to enjoy.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 98    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, bed! The field where joy's peace some do see
Last Line: That worms should have their sun, and I want mine.
Subject(s): Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 99    Poem Text    
First Line: When far-spent night persuades each mortal eye
Last Line: Such light in sense, with such a darkened mind.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: EIGHTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In a grove most rich of shade
Last Line: That therewith my song is broken.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: ELEVENTH SONG (LOVER'S DIALOGUE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is it that this dark night
Last Line: And from louts to run away.
Variant Title(s): The Serenade;voices At The Window
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: FIFTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: While favour fed my hope, delight with hope was brought
Last Line: That all these cruel words your praises shall be proved.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: FIRST SONG (TO STELLA)    Poem Text    
First Line: Doubt you to whom my muse these songs intendeth
Last Line: Only in you my song begins and endeth.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: FOURTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Only joy, now here you are
Last Line: No, no, no, no, my dear, let be.'
Subject(s): Devereux, Penelope (1562-1607); Love


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: NINTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, my flock, go get you hence
Last Line: Her poor slave's unjust decaying.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: SECOND SONG (STELLA SLEEPING)    Poem Text    
First Line: Have I caught my heavenly jewel
Last Line: Fool, more fool, for no more taking.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: SEVENTH SONG (STELLA SINGING)    Poem Text    
First Line: Whose senses in so ill consort their stepdame nature lays
Last Line: The very essence of their tunes, when angels do rejoice.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: SIXTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: O you that hear this voice
Last Line: With limitless renown.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: TENTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: O dear life, when shall it be
Last Line: At her lips my nectar drinking.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: THIRD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: If orpheus' voice had force to breathe such music's love
Last Line: O eyes, o ears of men, how are you charmed!
Subject(s): Love; Stars


FORTUNE, NATURE, LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune, nature, love, long have contended about me
Last Line: But most wretched I am, now love awakes my desire.


HEART AND SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: O fair! O sweet! When I do look on thee
Last Line: Heart and soul do sing in me.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To The Tune Of A Spanish Song;sonnet: 7
Subject(s): Love; Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


KYNGE DAVID, HYS LAMENTE OVER THE BODYES OF KYNGE SAUL OF ISRAEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Now lette us shede the brinie teare
Last Line: How still the weapons of the war.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; David (D. 962 B.c.); Jews; War; Judaism


LAMON'S TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: A shepherd's tale no height of style desires
Last Line: Which thus breathed out with earthquake of his heart:


PASTORAL: DISPRAISE OF A COURTLY LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking in bright phoebus' blaze
Last Line: Void of wishing and repenting.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Dyer, Sir Edward (1540-1607); Greville, Fulke, 1st Baron Brooke


PASTORAL: UPON HIS MEETING WITH TWO WORTHY FRIENDS ... DYER & GREVILLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Join mates in mirth to me
Last Line: As one forever joined be.
Subject(s): Dyer, Sir Edward (1540-1607); Greville, Fulke, 1st Baron Brooke; Poetry & Poets


RURAL POESY    Poem Text    
First Line: O words, which fall like summer dew on me
Last Line: That she be mine, as I to her am true.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


SONNET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Since shunning pain, I ease can never find
Last Line: Thou art my lord, and I thy vowed slave.


SONNET: 10. MADE WHEN HIS LADY HAD PAIN IN HER FACE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou pain, the only guest of loathed constraint
Last Line: So stay her tongue that she no more say 'no'.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONNET: 11. MADE WHEN HIS LADY HAD PAIN IN HER FACE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: And have I heard her say, 'o cruel pain?'
Last Line: Where her, who should rule pain, false pain abuseth.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONNET: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair, seek not to be feared, most lovely beloved
Last Line: For true it is, that they fear many whom many fear.


SONNET: 15. UPON THE DEVICE OF A SEELED DOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like as the dove, which seeled up doth fly
Last Line: More happy I, might I in bondage bide.
Subject(s): Doves


SONNET: 16. IN ANSWER TO SIR EDWARD DYER    Poem Text    
First Line: A satyr once did run away for dread
Last Line: Who burnt his lips to kiss fair shining fire.
Subject(s): Dyer, Sir Edward (1540-1607)


SONNET: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: My mistress lours [lowers], and saith I do not love
Last Line: Choler adust is joyed in womankind.


SONNET: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: In wonted walks, since wonted fancies change
Last Line: Infected minds infect each thing they see.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could think how these my thoughts to leave
Last Line: Thought, reason, sense, time, you and I maintain.


SONNET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: When love, puffed up with rage of high disdain
Last Line: To starving minds such is god cupid's dish.


SONNET: 20. A FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft have I mused, but now at length I find
Last Line: From joy I part, still living in annoy.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


SONNET: 21. ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Finding those beams, which I must ever love
Last Line: A blinded mole, or else a burned fly.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


SONNET: 23. TO THE TUNE OF WILHELMUS VAN NASSOUWE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who hath his fancy pleased
Last Line: On nature's sweetest light.
Variant Title(s): Immortality;song
Subject(s): Immortality


SONNET: 24. TO THE TUNE OF THE SMOKES OF MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Who hath ever felt the change of love
Last Line: Yet shall I die in phoenix' fire.


SONNET: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: When to my deadly pleasure
Last Line: All what I am, it is you.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 26. TO THE TUNE OF A NEAPOLITAN SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: No, no, no, no, I cannot hate my foe
Last Line: Though in pain, cannot complain: no, no, no, no.
Variant Title(s): Song


SONNET: 27. TO THE TUNE OF A NEAPOLITAN VILLANELLA    Poem Text    
First Line: All my sense thy sweetness gained
Last Line: The less I love, I live the less.


SONNET: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The fire to see my wrongs for anger burneth
Last Line: Though I be hers, she makes of me no treasure.
Variant Title(s): The Wronged Lover


SONNET: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: Ring out your bells, let mourning shows be spread
Last Line: Good lord, deliver us.
Variant Title(s): A Dirge


SONNET: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: O my thoughts' sweet food, my only owner
Last Line: Lady my treasure.


SONNET: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, baby mine, desire, nurse beauty singeth
Last Line: "the babe cries ""nay, for that abide I waking."
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To The Tune Of Basciami Vita Mia;child-song


SONNET: 8. MADE WHEN HIS LADY HAD PAIN IN HER FACE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The scourge of life, and death's extreme disgrace
Last Line: More loving eyes she draws, more hate thou hast.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONNET: 9. MADE WHEN HIS LADY HAD PAIN IN HER FACE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Woe, woe to me, on me return the smart
Last Line: And swear she is not worthy thee to have.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


STONEHENGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Near wilton sweet huge heaps of stone are found
Last Line: She is the cause that all the rest I am.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 22. The Seven Wonders Of England
Subject(s): England; Stonehenge; English


THE NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: The nightingale, as soon as april bringeth
Last Line: Thy thorn without, my thorn my heart invadeth.
Variant Title(s): Philomela;sonnet: 4
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Nightingales


TWO SONGS FOR AN ACCESSION DAY TILE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Philisides, the shepherd good and true
Last Line: That who runs best is fortuned once to miss.


TWO SONGS FOR AN ACCESSION DAY TILE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing, neighbours, sing; hear you not say
Last Line: Good lord, deliver us.


WOOING STUFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Faint amorist! What, dost thou think
Last Line: The dainties of his chaste desire.