Sonnet Xx Fly, Fly, My Friends By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xx Fly, Fly, My Friends Fly, fly, my friends, I have my death wound; fly! See there that boy, that murthering boy I say,…

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Sonnet 101 Stella Is Sick By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 101 Stella Is Sick Stella is sick, and in that sickbed lies Sweetness, which breathes and pants as oft as she: And Grace, sick…

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Sonnet 63 Oh Grammar Rules By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 63 Oh Grammar Rules Oh grammar rules, oh now your virtues show So children still read you with awefull eyes, As my young dove…

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Sonnet 9 Queen Virtue’s Court By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 9 Queen Virtue’s Court Queen Virtue’s court, which some call Stella’s face, Prepar’d by Nature’s choicest furniture, Hath his front built of alabaster pure;…

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Astrophel And Stella Lxxxiv Highway By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Lxxxiv Highway Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be, And that my Muse, to some ears not unsweet, Tempers her words to…

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Sonnet Xcii Be Your Words Made By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xcii Be Your Words Made Be your words made, good sir, of Indian ware, That you allow me them by so small rate? Or…

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Sonnet 89 Now, That Of Absence By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 89 Now, That Of Absence Now that of absence the most irksome night, With darkest shade doth overcome my day; Since Stella’s eyes, wont…

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Sonnet 52 A Strife Is Grown By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 52 A Strife Is Grown A strife is grown between Virtue and Love, While each pretends that Stella must be his: Her eyes, her…

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Psalm 23 By Sir Philip Sidney

Psalm 23 The Lord, the Lord, my Shepherd is, And so can never I Taste misery: He rests me in green pastures His: By waters…

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Sonnet Xxviii You That With Allegory’s Curious Frame By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xxviii You That With Allegory’s Curious Frame You that with allegory’s curious frame, Of others’ children changelings use to make, With me those pains…

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Sonnet Ii Not At First Sight By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Ii Not At First Sight Not at first sight, nor with a dribbed shot Love gave the wound, which while I breathe will bleed;…

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Sonnet 77 Those Looks, Whose Beams Be Joy By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 77 Those Looks, Whose Beams Be Joy Those looks, whose beams be joy, whose motion is delight, That face, whose lecture shows what perfect…

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Sonnet 42 Oh Eyes, Which Do The Spheres By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 42 Oh Eyes, Which Do The Spheres Oh eyes, which do the spheres of beauty move, Whose beams be joys, whose joys all virtues…

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Astrophel And Stella Xxxix By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Xxxix Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man’s wealth,…

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Sonnet Xvii His Mother Dear Cupid By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xvii His Mother Dear Cupid His mother dear Cupid offended late, Because that Mars grown slacker in her love, With pricking shot he did…

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Sonnet 99 When Far-Spent Night By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 99 When Far-Spent Night When far-spent night persuades each mortal eye, To whom nor art nor nature granted light, To lay his then mark-wanting…

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Sonnet 66 And Do I See Some Cause By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 66 And Do I See Some Cause And do I see some cause a hope to feed, Or doth the tedious burden of long…

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Sonnet 8 Love, Born In Greece By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 8 Love, Born In Greece Love, born in Greece, of late fled from his native place, Forc’d by a tedious proof, that Turkish harden’d…

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Astrophel And Stella Lxxi By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Lxxi Who will in fairest book of nature know How virtue may best lodg’d in beauty be, Let him but learn of…

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Thou Blind Man’s Mark By Sir Philip Sidney

Thou Blind Man’s Mark Thou blind man’s mark, thou fool’s self chosen snare, Fond fancy’s scum, and dregs of scatter’d thought, Band of all evils,…

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Sonnet X Reason By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet X Reason Reason, in faith thou art well serv’d, that still Wouldst brabbling be with sense and love in me: I rather wish’d thee…

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Sonnet 88 Out, Traitor Absence By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 88 Out, Traitor Absence Out, traitor Absence, darest thou counsel me From my dear captainess to run away, Because in brave array here marched…

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Sonnet 53 In Martial Sports By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 53 In Martial Sports In martial sports I had my cunning tried, And yet to break more staves did me address: While, with the…

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My True Love Hath My Heart, And I Have His By Sir Philip Sidney

My True Love Hath My Heart, And I Have His My true-love hath my heart, and I have his, By just exchange, one for the…

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Sonnet Xxxix Come, Sleep! By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xxxix Come, Sleep! Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man’s wealth,…

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Sonnet 106 Oh Absent Presence By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 106 Oh Absent Presence Oh absent presence, Stella is not here; False flattering Hope, that with so fair a face Bare me in hand,…

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Sonnet 76 She Comes, And Straight Therewith By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 76 She Comes, And Straight Therewith She comes, and straight therewith her shining twins do move Their rays to me, who in her tedious…

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Sonnet 37 My Mouth Doth Water By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 37 My Mouth Doth Water My mouth doth water, and my breast doth swell, My tongue doth itch, my thoughts in labor be: Listen…

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Astrophel And Stella Xxxi By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Xxxi With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face! What, may it…

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Sonnet Xvi In Nature Apt By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xvi In Nature Apt In nature apt to like when I did see Beauties, which were of many carats fine, My boiling sprites did…

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Sonnet 98 Ah Bed, The Field Where Joy’s Peace By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 98 Ah Bed, The Field Where Joy’s Peace Ah bed, the field where joy’s peace some do see, The field where all my thought…

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Sonnet 65 Love By Sure Proof By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 65 Love By Sure Proof Love by sure proof I may call thee unkind, That giv’st no better ear to my just cries: Thou…

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Sonnet 6 Some Lovers Speak By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 6 Some Lovers Speak Some lovers speak when they their Muses entertain, Of hopes begot by fear, of wot not what desires: Of force…

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Astrophel And Stella Iii By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Iii Let dainty wits cry on the sisters nine, That, bravely mask’d, their fancies may be told; Or, Pindar’s apes, flaunt they…

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The Highway By Sir Philip Sidney

The Highway Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be, And that my Muse, to some ears not unsweet, Tempers her words to trampling horses’ feet…

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Sonnet Vii When Nature By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Vii When Nature When Nature made her chief work, Stella’s eyes, In color black why wrapp’d she beams so bright? Would she in beamy…

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Sonnet 87 When I Was Forc’D From Stella By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 87 When I Was Forc’D From Stella When I was forc’d from Stella, ever dear Stella, food of my thoughts, heart of my heart;…

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Sonnet 54 Because I Breathe By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 54 Because I Breathe Because I breathe not love to every one, Nor do not use set colours for to wear, Nor nourish special…

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Philomela By Sir Philip Sidney

Philomela The Nightingale, as soon as April bringeth Unto her rested sense a perfect waking, While late-bare Earth, proud of new clothing, springeth, Sings out…

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Sonnet Xxvi Though Dusty Wits By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xxvi Though Dusty Wits Though dusty wits dare scorn astrology, And fools can think those lamps of purest light Whose numbers, ways, greatness, eternity,…

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Sonnet 108 When Sorrow By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 108 When Sorrow When sorrow (using mine own fire’s might) Melts down his lead into my boiling breast; Through that dark furnace to my…

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Sonnet 75 Of All The Kings By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 75 Of All The Kings Of all the kings that ever here did reign, Edward nam’d Fourth, as first in praise I name; Not…

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Sonnet 38 This Night While Sleep Begins By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 38 This Night While Sleep Begins This night while sleep begins with heavy wings To hatch mine eyes, and that unbitted thought Doth fall…

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Astrophel And Stella Xxxiii By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Xxxiii I might!–unhappy word–O me, I might, And then would not, or could not, see my bliss; Till now wrapt in a…

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Sonnet Xv You That Do Search By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xv You That Do Search You that do search for every purling spring, Which from the ribs of old Parnassus flows, And every flower,…

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Sonnet 95 Yet Sighs, Dear Sighs By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 95 Yet Sighs, Dear Sighs Yet Sighs, dear Sighs, indeed true friends you are, That do not leave your least friend at the worst,…

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Sonnet 61 Oft With True Sighs By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 61 Oft With True Sighs Oft with true sighs, oft with uncalled tears, Now with slow words, now with dumb eloquence I Stella’s eyes…

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Sonnet 7 When Nature By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 7 When Nature When Nature made her chief work, Stella’s eyes, In color black why wrapp’d she beams so bright? Would she in beamy…

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Astrophel And Stella Lxiv By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella Lxiv No more, my dear, no more these counsels try; Oh, give my passions leave to run their race; Let Fortune lay…

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The Nightingale By Sir Philip Sidney

The Nightingale The nightingale, as soon as April bringeth Unto her rested sense a perfect waking, While late bare earth, proud of new clothing, springeth,…

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Sonnet Vi Some Lovers Speak By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Vi Some Lovers Speak Some lovers speak when they their Muses entertain, Of hopes begot by fear, of wot not what desires: Of force…

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Sonnet 85 I See The House By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 85 I See The House I see the house; my heart thyself contain, Beware full sails drown not thy tott’ring barge, Lest joy, by…

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Sonnet 51 Pardon Mine Ears By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 51 Pardon Mine Ears Pardon mine ears, both I and they do pray, So may your tongue still fluently proceed, To them that do…

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Psalm 19 Coeli Enarrant By Sir Philip Sidney

Psalm 19 Coeli Enarrant The heavenly frame sets forth the fame Of him that only thunders; The firmament, so strangely bent, Shows his handworking wonders….

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Sonnet Xxv The Wisest Scholar By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xxv The Wisest Scholar The wisest scholar of the wight most wise By Phoebus’ doom, with sugar’d sentence says, That Virtue, if it once…

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Sonnet I Loving In Truth By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet I Loving In Truth Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she (dear She) might take some pleasure of…

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Sonnet 73 Love Still A Boy By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 73 Love Still A Boy Love still a boy, and oft a wanton is, School’d only by his mother’s tender eye: What wonder then…

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Sonnet 40 As Good To Write By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet 40 As Good To Write As good to write as for to lie and groan, Oh Stella dear, how much thy power hath wrought,…

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Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song By Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song “Who is it that this dark night Underneath my window plaineth?” ‘It is one who from thy sight Being, ah! exiled,…

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Sonnet Xiii Phoebus Was Judge By Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet Xiii Phoebus Was Judge Phoebus was judge between Jove, Mars, and Love, Of those three gods, whose arms the fairest were: Jove’s golden shield…

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