Sir Philip Sidney

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A dialogue between two shepherds, uttered in a pastoral show at Wilton

Will: Dick, since we cannot dance, come, let a cheerful voice Show that we do not grudge° at all when others do rejoice.

Dick: Ah Will, though I grudge not, I count it feeble glee
With sight made dim with daily tears another's sport to see.
Who ever lambkins saw (yet lambkins love to play)
To play when that their loved dams are stolen or gone astray?
If this in them be true, as true in men, think I,
A lustless° song, forsooth, thinks he, that hath more lust to cry.

Will: A time there is for all, my mother often says,
When she with skirts tucked very high with girls at stoolball° 10 plays.
When thou hast mind to weep, seek out some smoky room;
Now let those lightsome sights we see° thy darkness overcome.

Dick: What joy the joyful sun gives unto bleared eyes,
That comfort in these sports you like, my mind his comfort
tries.

Will: What, is thy bagpipe broke, or are thy lambs miswent,
Thy wallet or thy tar-box° lost, or thy new raiment rent?

Dick: I would it were but thus, for thus it were too well.
Will: Thou seest my ears do itch at it; good Dick, thy sorrow
tell.

Dick: Hear then, and learn to sigh: a mistress I do serve
Whose wages makes me beg the more, who feeds me till I 20 starve,
Whose livery is such as most I freeze, apparelled most,
And looks so near unto my cure that I must needs be lost.

Will: What? These are riddles, sure; art thou then bound to her?

Dick: Bound as I neither power have, nor would have power to
stir.

Will: Who bound thee? Dick: Love my lord. Will: What
witnesses thereto?

Dick: Faith in myself, and worth in her, which no proof can
undo.

Will: What seal? Dick: My heart deep graven. Will: Who made
the band so fast?

Dick: Wonder that by two so black eyes the glittering stars be
passed.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Oxford Authors i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Acknowledgements xix
  • Chronology xxi
  • Note on Text xxv
  • A Dialogue Between Two Shepherds, Uttered in a Pastoral Show at Wilton 1
  • The Lady of May 5
  • Certain Sonnets 14
  • The Old Arcadia 42
  • Lamon's Tale 139
  • Asthrophil and Stella 153
  • The Defence of Poesy 212
  • The New Arcadia the Pitiful Story of the Paphlagonian Unkind King 253
  • Psalms Psalm Vi: Domine Ne in Furore *
  • Letters 279
  • Appendices 299
  • Notes 330
  • Further Reading 409
  • Selective Glossary 411
  • Index of First Lines 412
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