Astrophil and Stella: 95th Sonnet

by Philip Sidney

Yet sighes, deare sighes, in deede true friends you are,
That do not leave your least friend at the wurst:
But as you with my brest I oft have nurst:
So gratefull now you wait upon my care.
Faint coward Joy, no longer tarrie dare,
Seeing hope yeeld when this woe strake him first,
Delight exclaims he is for my fault curst,
Although my mate in Armes himselfe he sware,
Nay Sorrow comes with such mayne rage as hee,
Kills his owne children, Teares, finding that they
By Love were made apt to comfort with mee,
Onely true sighes, you do not go away:
Thank may you have for such thankfull part:
Thank worthiest yet, when you shall breake my heart.

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