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Titian. Venus and Adonis, 1554. The Prado, Madrid.
Titian. Venus and Adonis. 1554.

Astrophel and Stella


      When I was forc'd from Stella, ever dear,
Stella! food of my thoughts, heart of my heart,
      Stella! whose eyes make all my tempests clear,
By iron laws of duty to depart:
Alas! I found that she, with me, did smart;
      I saw that tears did in her eyes appear;
I saw that sighs her sweetest lips did part,
      And her sad words my saddest sense did hear:
For me, I wept to see pearls scatter'd so,
I sigh'd her sighs, and wailed for her woe,
      Yet swam in joy, such love in her was seen:
Thus, while th' effect most bitter was to me,
And nothing than the cause more sweet could be,
      I had been vex'd, if vex'd I had not been.

The Miscellaneous Workd of Sir Philip Sidney, knt.
William Gray, ed.
Boston: T. O. H. P. Burnham, 1860. 194.

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