Who is Sir Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, who 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.

Early life Born at Penshurst Place, Kent, he was the eldest son of Sir Henry Sidney and Lady Mary Dudley. His mother was the eldest daughter of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and the sister of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester. His younger brother, Robert Sidney was a statesman and patron of the arts, and was created Earl of Leicester in 1618. His younger sister, Mary, married Henry Herbert, 2nd E...
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Sir Philip Sidney Poems

  • Sonnet 101: Stella Is Sick
    Stella is sick, and in that sickbed lies
    Sweetness, which breathes and pants as oft as she:
    And Grace, sick too, such fine conclusions tries
    That Sickness brags itself best grac'd to be. ...
  • Sonnet 102: Wher Be Those Roses Gone
    Where be those roses gone, which sweeten'd so our eyes?
    Where those red cheeks, which oft with fair increase did frame
    The height of honor in the kindly badge of shame?
    Who hath the crimson weeds stol'n from my morning skies? ...
  • Sonnet Xi: In Truth, Oh Love
    In truth, oh Love, with what a boyish kind
    Thou doest proceed in thy most serious ways:
    That when the heav'n to thee his best displays,
    Yet of that best thou leav'st the best behind. ...
  • Astrophel And Stella: Xcii
    Be your words made, good sir, of Indian ware,
    That you allow me them by so small rate?
    Or do you cutted Spartans imitate?
    Or do you mean my tender ears to spare, ...
  • Sonnet 77: Those Looks, Whose Beams Be Joy
    Those looks, whose beams be joy, whose motion is delight,
    That face, whose lecture shows what perfect beauty is:
    That presence, which doth give dark hearts a living light:
    That grace, which Venus weeps that she herself doth miss: ...
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Sonnet 122 I Love You 119 Love 119 Heart 91 Sweet 55 Nature 46 Face 45 Light 44 Place 43 Good 42


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  • Alacrates: bruno showing up in a biography of john dee, i hadn't expected that, delightful connections... (bruno is "the juggler", count laski is "the prince", who arrives with a group of courtiers led by sir philip sidney at dee's country estate)
  • Kulambq: "among the romans a poet was called vates, which is as much as a diviner, foreseer, or prophet, as by his conjoined words, vaticinium and vaticinari, is manifest; so heavenly a title did that excellent people bestow upon this heart-ravishing knowledge." ~ sir philip sidney
  • Lyndonmytton: sir philip sidney {1554-1586} by unknown artist, given to the national portrait gallery, london in 1925. he was an english poet, courtier, scholar and soldier who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the elizabethan age.
  • Lyndonmytton: memorial for sir philip sidney at the spot where he was fatally injured. in the battle of zutphen he noticed that one of his men was not fully armoured. he put off his thigh armour on the grounds that it would be wrong to be better armoured than his men and was shot in the thigh
  • Jstor_daily: wounded by a bullet in the thigh while fighting the spanish in holland, sir philip sidney succumbed to unpoetic death by gangrene. so much for knights, chivalry, etc.
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