Astrophil and Stella (4 of 4)
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Astrophil and Stella (4 of 4)

Publication Date: January 21, 2011

Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century

At a certain point near the end of "Astrophil and Stella," the poet starts to more or less stalk his love. She tells him to buzz off, but he refuses. In a scene that would later be echoed in "Romeo and Juliet," our hero (essentially Sidney himself) stands beneath his fair maiden's window, singing. She sings back to him, and they carry on a conversation in music. It actually comes off like an Elizabethan version of "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart," by-

Wait a second...

Damn you, Time Traveling Elton John!

Author: Philip Sidney • Year: 1591 • Info: Wikipedia

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