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“Lo! as a careful housewife runs to catch/One of her feather’d creatures broke away,…”

Shakespeare Sonnet #143 Lo! as a careful housewife runs to catch One of her feather’d creatures broke away, Sets down her babe and makes an swift dispatch In pursuit of the thing she would have stay, Whilst her neglected child … Continue reading

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“Love is my sin and thy dear virtue hate,/Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving:”

Shakespeare Sonnet #142 Love is my sin and thy dear virtue hate, Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving: O, but with mine compare thou thine own state, And thou shalt find it merits not reproving; Or, if it … Continue reading

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“Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes,/That they behold, and see not what they see? “

Shakespeare Sonnet #137 SONNET 137 Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes, That they behold, and see not what they see? They know what beauty is, see where it lies, Yet what the best is take the … Continue reading

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“Make but my name thy love, and love that still,/And then thou lovest me, for my name is ‘Will.'”

Shakespeare Sonnet #136 SONNET 136 If thy soul cheque thee that I come so near, Swear to thy blind soul that I was thy ‘Will,’ And will, thy soul knows, is admitted there; Thus far for love my love-suit, sweet, … 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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