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Selected Poetry of Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace,
The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release,
Th' indifferent judge between the high and low.
        (Astrophel and Stella XXXIX, 1-4)
  1. Astrophel and Stella I (Loving in Truth)
  2. Astrophel and Stella III (Let Dainty Wits Cry)
  3. Astrophel and Stella XV (You that do Search)
  4. Astrophel and Stella XX (Fly, Fly, my Friends)
  5. Astrophel and Stella XXIII (The Curious Wits)
  6. Astrophel and Stella XXXI (With how Sad Steps, O Moon)
  7. Astrophel and Stella XXXIII (I might! -- Unhappy Word)
  8. Astrophel and Stella XXXIX (Come, Sleep!)
  9. Astrophel and Stella XLI (Having this Day my Horse)
  10. Astrophel and Stella LXIV (No More, my Dear)
  11. Astrophel and Stella LXXI (Who will in Fairest Book of Nature)
  12. Astrophel and Stella VII (When Nature made her Chief Work)
  13. Astrophel and Stella LXXXIV (Highway)
  14. Astrophel and Stella XCII (Be your Words Made)
  15. Eleventh Song (Who is it that this Dark Night)
  16. Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust
  17. Ring Out Your Bells
  18. Song from Arcadia (My True-love hath my Heart)
  19. You Gote-heard Gods

Index to prose

  1. The Defence of Poesie (1595)

Biographical information

Given name: Sir Philip
Family name: Sidney
Birth date: 30 November 1554
Death date: 17 October 1586
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Henry Sidney
          mother: Mary Sidney
          wife: Frances Sidney (from 20 September 1583)
          sister: Mary Herbert
          daughter: Elizabeth Sidney
Languages
          English
          French
          Italian
          Latin
Education
          Shrewsbury school: 16 November 1564 to 1568
          Christ Church, Oxford: 1568
Religion: Protestant
Literary period: Renaissance
Occupations
          Statesman
          Soldier
Residences
          Penshurst: 30 November 1554
          Ludlow: 2 August 1568
          Paris: 1572
          Italy: 1573
          London: 1575
Cause of death: War casualty
Buried at: St. Paul's Cathedral
First RPO edition: 1997