Philip Sidney

Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry), and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.

Read more about Philip Sidney:  Early Life, Politics, Literary Writings, Military Activity, Injury and Death, Legacy, Works

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    My true love hath my heart, and I have his,
    By just exchange, one for the other given.
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    In vain thou kindlest all thy smoky fire,
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