The Complete Poems of Sir Philip Sidney ...

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private circulation only [Robson & sons], 1873

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Страница xxxix - O take fast hold! let that light be thy guide In this small course which birth draws out to death, And think how evil becometh him to slide Who seeketh Heaven, and comes of heavenly breath.
Страница 27 - Despair at me doth throw. 0 make in me those civil wars to cease: 1 will good tribute pay, if thou do so. Take thou of me smooth pillows, sweetest bed, A chamber deaf to noise and blind...
Страница lviii - To hear him speak, and sweetly smile, You were in Paradise the while. A sweet attractive kind of grace ; A full assurance given by looks ; Continual comfort in a face, The lineaments of Gospel books — I trow that count'nance cannot lye, Whose thoughts are legible in the eye.
Страница 6 - Cupid's dart An image is which for ourselves we carve, And, fools, adore in temple of our heart Till that good god make church and churchman starve. True, that true beauty virtue is indeed, Whereof this beauty can be but a shade, Which elements with mortal mixture breed. True, that on earth we are but pilgrims made, And should in soul up to our country move; True, and yet true that I must Stella love.
Страница liii - ... goes twitching and hopping in our language like a man running upon quagmires, up the hill in one Syllable, and down the dale in another, retaining no part of that stately smooth gate which he vaunts himselfe with amongst the Greeks and Latins.
Страница lviii - Astrophel," printed with the Elegies of Spenser and others. You knew — who knew not Astrophel ? (That I should live to say I knew, And have not in possession still !) — Things known permit me to renew — Of him you know his merit such, I cannot say — you hear — too much. Within these woods of Arcady He chief delight and pleasure took ; And on the mountain Partheny, Upon the crystal liquid brook, The Muses met him every day, That taught him sing, to write, and say.
Страница 18 - They should still dance to please a gazer's sight. For me, I do Nature unidle know, And know great causes great effects procure; And know those bodies high reign on the low.
Страница 34 - Cannot be staid within my panting breast, But they do swell and struggle forth of me, Till that in words thy figure be exprest.
Страница 60 - Spartans imitate? Or do you mean my tender ears to spare, That to my questions you so total* are? When I demand of Phoenix-Stella's state, You say forsooth, you left her well of late.
Страница 72 - Which breaks the clouds and opens forth the light That doth both shine and give us sight to see.