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ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 65, by                 Poet's Biography
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


Love, by sure proof I may call thee unkind,
That giv'st no better ear to my just cries;
Thou whom to me such my good turns should bind,
As I may well recount, but none can prize.
For when, nak'd boy, thou couldn'st no harbour find
In this old world, grown now so too too wise,
I lodged thee in my heart; and being blind
By nature born, I gave to thee mine eyes.
Mine eyes, my light, my heart, my life, alas,
If so great services may scorned be,
Yet let this thought thy tigerish courage pass,
That I, perhaps, am somewhat kin to thee:
Since in the thine arms, if learn'd fame truth hath spread,
Thou bear'st the arrow, I the arrow head.





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