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When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her,/though I know she lies…”

Shakespeare Sonnet #138 SONNET 138 When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutor’d youth, Unlearned in the world’s false subtleties. Thus vainly … Continue reading

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“Him have I lost; thou hast both him and me:/He pays the whole, and yet am I not free.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #134 SONNET 134 So, now I have confess’d that he is thine, And I myself am mortgaged to thy will, Myself I’ll forfeit, so that other mine Thou wilt restore, to be my comfort still: But thou wilt … Continue reading

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“Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan/For that deep wound it gives my friend and me!”

Shakespeare Sonnet #133 SONNET 133 Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan For that deep wound it gives my friend and me! Is’t not enough to torture me alone, But slave to slavery my sweet’st friend must be? … Continue reading

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“Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art, As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel;”

William Shakespeare Sonnet #131 ————————- SONNET 131 Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art, As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel; For well thou know’st to my dear doting heart Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel. … Continue reading

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“All this the world well knows; yet none knows well/To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #129 SONNET 129 The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust; Enjoy’d no sooner but … Continue reading

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“Let me not to the marriage of true minds/Admit impediments. Love is not love/Which alters when it alteration finds,/Or bends with the remover to remove…”

William Shakespeare, Sonnet #116 ¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du9x5TT3rDs SONNET 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an … Continue reading

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