Philip Sidney

Philip Sidney was an English poet and scholar born in 1555. He is best known for his long work Astrophel and Stella, as well as The Defense of Poetry. He also wrote 108 love sonnets inspired by the work of Petrarch and dedicated to the poet’s mistress.

Sonnet 1

‘Sonnet 1’ is featured in Astrophil and Stella, a sonnet sequence. Astrophil and Stella narrates the story of Astrophil and his hopeless passion for Stella.

Sonnet 31

‘Sonnet 31’ is featured in Astrophil and Stella, a sonnet sequence that has 108 sonnets and 11 songs. It narrates the story of Astrophil and his hopeless passion for Stella.

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