The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, 1896 - 251 pages
 

Contents

Sin of felflove poffeffeth all mine
lxii
Againſt my love ſhall be as I am
lxiii
When I have ſeen by Times fell hand defaced
lxiv
Since brafs nor ftone nor earth nor bound
lxv
From faireft creatures we defire increaſe
1
Look in thy glaſs and tell the face thou vieweſt
3
Unthrifty lovelineſs why doft thou ſpend
4
Thoſe hours that with gentle work did frame
5
Then let not winters ragged hand deface
6
Lo in the orient when the gracious light
7
Mufic to hear why hearſt thou muſic fadly IX Is it for fear to wet a widows eye x For fhame deny that thou bearft love to
9
When I do count the clock that tells the time
12
O that you were yourſelf but love you
13
Not from the ſtars do I my judgment pluck xv When I confider every thing that grows
15
But wherefore do not you a mightier
16
Who will believe my verſe in time to come
17
Shall I compare thee to a fummers
18
Devouring Time blunt thou the lions paws
19
A womans face with Natures own hand painted
20
So is it not with me as with that Muſe
21
XXIII As an unperfect actor on the ſtage
23
ftelld
24
Thy bofom is endeared with all hearts
31
As a decrepit father takes delight
37
lefs
55
Tird with all theſe for reſtful death I cry LXVII Ah wherefore with infection fhould he live LXVIII Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn
68
Thoſe parts of thee that the worlds eye doth view
69
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when that fell arreſt
74
So are you to my thoughts as food to life
75
Why is my verſe ſo barren of new pride
76
Thy glaſs will ſhow thee how thy beauties wear
77
Mufe
78
So oft have I invokd thee for my LXXIX Whilft I alone did call upon thy
79
do write LXXX O how I faint when I of
80
Or I ſhall live your epitaph to make
81
grant thou wert not married to my Muſe
82
My tonguetied Muſe in manners holds her ſtill
85
Was it the proud full fail of his great verſe
86
Farewell thou art too dear for my poſſeſſing LXXXVIII When thou shalt be difpofd to ſet me light LXXXIX Say that thou didſt forfake me for fome ...
87
Where art thou Muſe that thou forgetſt ſo long
94
O truant Mufe what ſhall be thy amends
101
My love is ftrengthend though more weak in feeming
102
Alack what poverty my Muſe brings forth
103
To me fair friend you never can be
104
Or whether doth my mind being crownd with
114
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118
What potions have I drunk of Siren tears
119
That you were once unkind befriends me
120
Tis better to be vile than vile eſteemd
121
Thy gift thy tables are within my brain
122
No Time thou shalt not boaft that I do change
123
If my dear love were but the child of ſtate
124
Weret aught to me I bore the canopy
125
O thou my lovely boy who in thy power
126
In the old age black was not counted fair
127
How oft when thou my mufic mufic playſt CXXIX The expenſe of ſpirit in a waſte of ſhame
129
My miſtreſs eyes are nothing like the
130
Thou art as tyrannous ſo as thou
131
Thine eyes I love and they as pitying
132
Beſhrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
133
So now I have confeffd that he is thine
134
Whoever hath her wiſh thou haft thy Will
135
If thy foul check thee that I come ſo near
136
Thou blind fool Love what doſt thou to mine eyes
137
When my love ſwears that ſhe is made of truth
138
O call not me to juftify the wrong
139
In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes
141
Love is my fin and thy dear virtue hate
142
Lo as a careful houſewife runs to catch
143
Two loves I have of comfort and deſpair
144
Thoſe lips that Loves own hand did make
145
Poor foul the centre of my finful earth
146
My love is as a fever longing ſtill
147
O me what eyes hath Love put in my head
148
Canft thou O cruel ſay I love thee not
149
O from what power haft thou this powerful might
150
Love is too young to know what confcience is
151
In loving thee thou knowft I am forfworn
152
Cupid laid by his brand and fell aſleep
153
The little Lovegod lying once aſleep
154
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III
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Page 111 - O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide Than public means which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand.
Page 29 - Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least ; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee, and then my state (Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's gate...
Page 64 - When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the kingdom of the shore, And the firm soil win of the watery main, Increasing store with loss and loss with store; When I have seen such interchange of state, Or state itself confounded to decay; Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate, That Time will come and take my love away.
Page 128 - I envy those .jacks that nimble leap To kiss the tender inward of thy hand, Whilst my poor lips, which should that harvest reap, At the wood's boldness by thee blushing stand! To be so tickled, they would change their state And situation with those dancing chips, O'er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait, Making dead wood more blest than living lips. Since saucy jacks so happy are in this, Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss.
Page 107 - Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul Of the wide world dreaming on things to come, Can yet the lease of my true love control, Supposed as forfeit to a confined doom.
Page 97 - Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease : Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit ; For summer and his pleasures wait on thee, And, thou away, the very birds are mute ; Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.
Page 94 - They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone, Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow, They rightly do inherit heaven's graces And husband nature's riches from expense; They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others but stewards of their excellence.
Page 60 - Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before, In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
Page 105 - One thing expressing, leaves out difference 'Fair, kind, and true,' is all my argument. 'Fair, kind, and true,' varying to other words; And in this change is my invention spent, Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords 'Fair, kind, and true,' have often lived alone, Which three till now never kept seat in one.
Page 116 - CXVI 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 ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks...

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