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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
 
III. Sonnet to the Moon
By Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
 
WITH how sad steps, O Moon! thou climb’st the skies,
How silently, and with how wan a face!
What! may it be, that even in heavenly place
That busy Archer his sharp arrows tries?
Sure, if that long with love acquainted eyes        5
Can judge of love, thou feel’st a lover’s case;
I read it in thy looks, thy languished grace
To me that feel the like thy state descries.
Then, even of fellowship, O Moon! tell me,
Is constant love deemed there but want of wit?        10
Are beauties there as proud as here they be?
Do they above love to be loved, and yet
Those lovers scorn whom that love doth possess?
Do they call virtue there ungratefulness?
 
 
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