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ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 90, by             Poet's Biography
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


Stella, think not that I by verse seek fame;
Who seek, who hope, who love, who live, but thee:
Thine eyes my pride, thy lips my history;
If thou praise not, all other praise is shame.
Nor so ambitious am I, as to frame
A nest for my young praise in laurel tree;
In truth I swear, I wish not there should be
Graved in mine epitaph a poet's name:
Ne if I would, could I just title make,
That any laudē to me thereof should grow,
Without my plumes from others' wings I take.
For nothing from my wit or will doth flow,
Since all my words thy beauty doth endite,
And love doth hold my hand, and makes me write.






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