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ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 84, by                 Poet's Biography
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

Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be,
And that my muse, to some ears not unsweet,
Tempers her words to trampling horse's feet
More oft than to a chamber melody;
Now blessed you, bear onward blessed me
To her, where I my heart safeliest shall meet.
My muse and I must you of duty greet,
With thanks and wishes, wishing thankfully.
Be you still fair, honoured by public heed,
By no encroachment wronged, nor time forgot;
Nor blamed for blood, nor shamed for sinful deed.
And that you know, I envy you no lot
Of highest wish, I wish you so much bliss,
Hundreds of years you Stella's feet may kiss.

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