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date: 18 June 2024

Astrophel and Stella 

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch, Katy HooperKaty Hooper

A sequence of 108 sonnets and 11 songs by Philip *Sidney, written c.1582. They plot the unhappy love of Astrophel (‘star‐lover’) for Stella (‘star’). As several sonnets make clear, e.g. 37, referring to one that ‘Hath no misfortune, but that Rich she is’, Stella is to be identified with ... ...

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