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The Works of Sir Philip Sidney

A Dialogue Between two Shepherds,
uttered in a Pastoral Show at Wilton
(c.1580, pub. 1613)
Complete - Luminarium Editions

Letter to Queen Elizabeth I,
Dissuading Her from Marrying the Duke of Anjou
Complete - Luminarium Editions

A Discourse in Defence of the Earl of Leicester (1584)
Complete - Luminarium Editions

Arcadia (1590)
Complete - Renascence Editions
bullet[The Dedication]
bulletSong. [My True-Love Hath My Heart]Audio
bullet[O sweet woods]
bulletSong. [Truth Doth Truth Deserve]
bullet[Ye Goat-herd Gods]
bullet[The Shipwreck; or, Absent Urania]

Astrophel and Stella (1591)
Complete - Renascence Editions
Complete Pollard Edition - Google Books
1 "Loving In Truth, and fain in verse my love to show"Audio
2 "Not at first sight, nor with a dribbèd shot"
3 "Let dainty wits cry on the sisters nine"
4 "Virtue, alas, now let me take some rest"
5 "It is most true that eyes are formed to serve"Audio
6 "Some lovers speak, when they their Muses entertain"
7 "When Nature made her chief work, Stella's eyes"Audio
8 "Love, born in Greece, of late fled from his native place"
9 "Queen Virtue's court, which some call Stella's face"
10 "Reason, in faith thou art well served, that still"
11 "In truth, O Love, with what a boyish kind"
14 "Alas, have I not pain enough"
15 "You that do search for every purling spring"
16 "In nature apt to like when I did see"
18 "With what sharp checks I in myself am shent"
20 "Fly, fly, my friends, I have my death wound, fly!"
21 "Your words, my friend, right healthful caustics, blame"
23 "The curious wits, seeing dull pensiveness"
24 "Rich fools there be whose base and filthy heart"
26 "Though dusty wits do scorn astrology"
28 "You that with allegory's curious frame"
30 "Whether the Turkish new-moon minded be"
31 "With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies!"Audio
33 "I might—unhappy word!—oh me, I might"
34 "Come, let me write. And to what end?"
35 "What may words say, or what may words not say"
37 "My mouth doth water, and my breast doth swell"
39 "Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace"
40 "As good to write, as for to lie and groan"
41 "Having this day my horse, my hand, my lance"
45 "Stella oft sees the very face of woe"
54 "Because I breathe not love to every one"
55 "Muses, I oft invoked your holy aid"
61 "Oft with true sighs, oft with uncallèd tears"
63 "O grammar-rules, O now your virtues show"
64 "No more, my dear, no more these counsels try"
69 "Oh, joy too high for my low style to show!"
71 "Who will in fairest book of nature know"
72 "Desire, though thou my old companion art"
74 "I never drank of Aganippe well"
83 "Good brother Philip, I have borne thee long"
84 "Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be"
87 "When I was forced from Stella ever dear"
90 "Stella, think not that I by verse seek fame"
92 "Be your words made, good Sir, of Indian ware"
104 "Envious wits, what hath been mine offence"
108 "When Sorrow, using mine own fire's might"
bulletFirst Song
bulletFourth Song "Only joy, now here you are"
bulletEighth Song "In a grove most rich of shade"
bulletEleventh Song "Who is it that this dark night"

The Defense of Poesy  (1595)
Complete - Renascence Editions
Complete - UToronto

The Lady of May (pub. 1598)
Complete - Renascence Editions

Certain Sonnets (pub. 1598)
bulletA Selection from "Certaine Sonets" - Google Books
bullet[The nightingale]
bullet[Sleep, baby mine, Desire]
bulletThe Seven Wonders of England - Kalliope
bullet[Who hath his fancy pleasèd]
bullet[Ring out your bells]
bullet[Thou blind man's mark]Audio
bullet[Leave me, O love]Audio

bulletPsalm 1
bulletPsalm 2
bulletPsalm 3
bulletPsalm 4
bulletPsalm 5
bulletPsalm 6
bulletPsalm 7
bulletPsalm 8
bulletPsalm 9
bulletPsalm 10
bulletPsalm 19

Miscellany Poems
bulletMiscellaneous Poems - Google Books
bulletLove's Insight [Though others may her brow adore] - GB

Letters - Google Books
Letters from unpublished Originals - Google Books
Letter to the Earl of Leicester (1574) - Google Books

bulletDispraise of a Courtly Life

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