Matthew Roydon (1580-1622), Elizabethan poet and friend of Sidney’s. In 1593, Roydon published his elegy for Sidney: “Astrophel: An Elegy, or Friend’s Passion, for His Astrophill.” MacDonald quotes lines 103-106. “The lineaments of Gospell bookes,” suggests that Sidney’s face exhibited a spirituality of a kind found in the four gospels of the New Testament
Roydon, Matthew, "Phantastes Chapter 23: Astrophel: An Elegy, or Friend’s Passion, for His Astrophill" (1593). German Romantic and Other Influences. 25.