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n.1.See Astrofel.
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It was now, too, that Spenser wrote Astrophel, a sadly beautiful dirge for the death of his friend and fellow-poet, Sir Philip Sidney.
11) In a similar vein, Sir Philip Sidney in sonnet 39 of Astrophel and Stella (1591) apostrophizes sleep as "The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, / Th' indifferent judge between the high and low.
Sean McDowell, in "Stealing or Being Stolen: A Distinction between Sacred and Profane Modes of Transgressive Desire in Early Modern England," uses sonnets from Sidney's Astrophel and Stella and Barnabe Barnes's Parthenophile and Parthenophe to illustrate the profane mode and certain poems of Richard Crashaw's Carmen Deo Nostro to represent the sacred.
One could justifiably call it a pastoral elegy manque in so far as Arnold stops considerably short of the kind of complete shaping of the poem according to the pastoral conventions one finds, say, in Spenser's November eclogue or Astrophel, or in 'Lycidas.
James Schiffer proposes "agnostic tolerance" (54) about such disputed issues while making a case that rather than constructing a narrative, the sonnets present a series of lyric moments over time, much like Sidney's Astrophel and Stella or Donne's Songs and Sonets.
A notable precursor is Sidney's first sonnet in Astrophel and Stella: "Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show .
Opening with plaintive blues harp, tracks such as Hear The Voice, and Astrophel & Stella, boast Dave Gilmour-like guitar, each with the lyrics of famous 17th and 18th century poets.
The revised Short Title Catalogue lists thirty-five of Daniel's editions published between 1585 and 1634 (including separate issues and variant imprints, but excluding the 1591 and 1597 editions of Astrophel and Stella which contained sonnets from Daniel's Delia).
It offers a rhyme index to works of Marlowe (Ovid's Elegies and Hero and Leander), Shakespeare (Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets), Spenser (Amoretti, Colin Clout, Epithalamion, Astrophel, Sidney (Astrophil and Stella, Certain Sonnets, and Lamon), Lodge (Scyla's Metamorphosis), Daniel (Complaint of Rosamond), Drayton (Endymion and Phoebe), Marston (Metamorphosis of Pigmalion's Image), and Petowe (Second Part of Hero and Leander).
Did he avoid such ambiguity, and, if not, did he resolve that ambiguity in works such as Astrophel and Stella and The Arcadia?
He notes that "rhythmically, there is not a great deal of difference between 'You that poor Petrarch's long-deceased woes' [Sidney, Astrophel and Stella] and 'You that in Petrarch's.
As long ago as 1894, in reviewing the Astrophel volume, Edmund Gosse commented that "A Nympholept" is "perhaps the most magical poem" in the book, adding that it may "seem odd to compare Mr.