7] Petrarch's long-deceased woes. Francesco Petrarca (1304-74) is best known by the sonnets in which he celebrates his hopeless passion for Laura. These sonnets were models for most sixteenth-century sonnetteers.
8] denizen'd: admitted to residence in a foreign country; the opposite to native, and by implication to "natural."
9] far-fet: far-fetched.
10] touch: tact, perception.
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Original text: Sir Philip Sidney, Sir P. S. his Astrophel and Stella ([J. Charlewood] for T. Newman, 1591). STC 22536. Facs. edn.: Menston: Scolar Press, 1970. PR 2342 A7 1591A ROBA.
First publication date: 1591
RPO poem editor: F. D. Hoeniger
RP edition: 3RP 1:119.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/11
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