• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Astrophel See Astrofel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n astrophel See astrofel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Astrophel as′tro-fel a name applied by Spenser to some kind of bitter herb.
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In literature:

Spenser, Astrophel, 28: "Merily masking both in bowre and hall," etc.
"The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
But while as Astrophel did live and reign, Amongst all swains was none his paragon.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Not the love of Astrophel for Stella is better known than that of Cleon for Dione!
"Sir Mortimer" by Mary Johnston
Astrophel and Stella, 66.
"The Age of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Spenser's "Astrophel" is a lament over the death of Sir Philip Sidney.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
Author of the beautiful Lament for Astrophel, an elegy upon Sir Philip Sidney.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
Sleepe Argus, sleep Ignorance, sleep Impudence, for Mercury hath Io and onely Io Paean belongeth to Astrophel.
"Great Ralegh" by Hugh De Selincourt