Astrophel and Stella: 10

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Reason, in faith thou art well seru'd, that stillWouldst brabling be with sense and loue in me:I rather wisht thee clime the Muses hill,Or reach the fruite of Natures choisest tree,Or seeke heau'ns course, or heau'ns inside to see:Why shouldst thou toyle our thornie soile to till?Leaue sense, and those which senses objects be:Deale thou with powers of thoughts, leaue loue to wil.But thou wouldst needs fight both with loue and sense,With sword of wit, giuing wounds of dispraise,Til downe-right blowes did foyle thy cunning fence:For soone as they strake thee with Stellas rayes,Reason thou kneel'dst, and offeredst straight to proueBy reason good, good reason her to loue.

© Sir Philip Sidney