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The Sonnets of William Shakespeare : The Reader's Library

By Shakespeare, William

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Title: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare : The Reader's Library  
Author: Shakespeare, William
Volume: Volume 1, The Reader's Library
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Shakespeare, Poetry
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Publisher: William Ralph Press
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A new edition of the sonnets of William Shakespeare complete and unabridged. ISBN: 978-1-932023-43-5.

A new edition of the sonnets of William Shakespeare complete and unabridged.

138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth 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 untutored youth, Unlearned in the world’s false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young, Although she knows my days are past the best, Simply I credit her false speaking tongue: On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed. But wherefore says she not she is unjust? And wherefore say not I that I am old? O love’s best habit is in seeming trust, And age in love loves not to have years told. Therefore I lie with her and she with me, And in our faults by lies we flattered be.

Table of Contents
By Way of Introduction 1: From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase 2: When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow 3: Look in Thy Glass and Tell the Face Thou Viewest 4: Unthrifty Loveliness Why Dost Thou Spend 5: Those Hours That with Gentle Work Did Frame 6: Then Let Not Winter's Ragged Hand Deface 7: Lo in the Orient When the Gracious Light 8: Music to Hear Why Hear'st Thou Music Sadly 9: Is It For Fear to Wet a Widow's Eye 10: For Shame Deny That Thou Bear'st Love to Any 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane So Fast Thou Growest 12: When I Do Count the Clock That Tells the Time 13: O That You Were Yourself But Love You Are 14: Not from the Stars Do I My Judgment Pluck 15: When I Consider Every Thing That Grows 16: But Wherefore Do Not You a Mightier Way 17: Who Will Believe My Verse in Time to Come 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day 19: Devouring Time Blunt Thou the Lion's Paws 20: A Woman's Face with Nature's Own Hand Painted 21: So Is It Not with Me As with That Muse 22: My Glass Shall Not Persuade Me I Am Old 23: As an Unperfect Actor on the Stage 24: Mine Eye Hath Play'd the Painter and hath Stelled 25: Let Those Who Are in Favor with Their Stars 26: Lord of My Love to Whom in Vassalage 27: Weary with Toil I Haste Me to My Bed 28: How Can I Then Return in Happy Plight 29: When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought 31: Thy Bosom Is Endeared with All Hearts 32: If Thou Survive My Well-Contented Day 33: Full Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen 34: Why Didst Thou Promise Such a Beauteous Day 35: No More Be Griev'd at That which Thou Hast Done 36: Let Me Confess That We Two Must Be Twain 37: As a Decrepit Father Takes Delight 38: How Can My Muse Want Subject to Invent 39: O How Thy Worth with Manners May I Sing 40: Take All My Loves My Love Yea Take Them All 41: Those Petty Wrongs That Liberty Commits 42: That Thou Hast Her It Is Not All My Grief 43: When Most I Wink Then Do Mine Eyes Best See 44: If the Dull Substance of My Flesh Were Thought 45: The Other Two Slight Air and Purging Fire 46: Mine Eye and Heart Are at a Mortal War 47: Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart a League Is Took 48: How Careful Was I When I Took My Way 49: Against That Time (If Ever That Time Come) 50: How Heavy Do I Journey on the Way 51: Thus Can My Love Excuse the Slow Offense 52: So Am I As the Rich Whose Blessed Key 53: What Is Your Substance Whereof Are You Made 54: O How Much More Doth Beauty Beauteous Seem 55: Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments 56: Sweet Love Renew Thy Force Be It Not Said 57: Being Your Slave What Should I Do But Tend 58: That God Forbid That Made Me First Your Slave 59: If There Be Nothing New But That Which Is 60: Like As the Waves Make Towards the Pebbled Shore 61: Is It Thy Will Thy Image Should Keep Open 62: Sin of Self-Love Possesseth All Mine Eye 63: Against My Love Shall Be As I Am Now 64: When I Have Seen by Time's Fell Hand Defaced 65: Since Brass Nor Stone Nor Earth Nor Boundless Sea 66: Tired with All These for Restful Death I Cry 67: Ah Wherefore with Infection Should He Live 68: Thus Is His Cheek the Map of Days Outworn 69: Those Parts of Thee That the World's Eye Doth View 70: That Thou Art Blamed Shall Not Be Thy Defect 71: No Longer Mourn for Me When I Am Dead 72: O Lest the World Should Task You to Recite 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold 74: But Be Contented When That Fell Arrest 75: So Are You to My Thoughts As Food to Life 76: Why Is My Verse So Barren of New Pride 77: Thy Glass Will Show Thee How Thy Beauties Wear 78: So Oft Have I Invoked Thee for My Muse 79: Whilst I Alone Did Call upon Thy Aid 80: O How I Faint When I of You Do Write 81: Or I Shall Live Your Epitaph to Make 82: I Grant Thou Wert Not Married to My Muse 83: I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need 84: Who Is It That Says Most Which Can Say More 85: My Tongue-Tied Muse in Manners Holds Her Still 86: Was It the Proud Full Sail of His Great Verse 87: Farewell Thou Art Too Dear for My Possessing 88: When Thou Shalt Be Disposed to Set Me Light 89: Say That Thou Didst Forsake Me for Some Fault 90: Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt If Ever Now 91: Some Glory in Their Birth Some in Their Skill 92: But Do Thy Worst to Steal Thyself Away 93: So Shall I Live Supposing Thou Art True 94: They That Have Power to Hurt and Will Do None 95: How Sweet and Lovely Dost Thou Make the Shame 96: Some Say Thy Fault Is Youth Some Wantonness 97: How Like a Winter Hath My Absence Been 98: From You Have I Been Absent in the Spring 99: The Forward Violet Thus Did I Chide 100: Where Art Thou Muse That Thou Forget'st So Long 101: O Truant Muse What Shall Be Thy Amends 102: My Love Is Strengthened Though More Weak in Seeming 103: Alack What Poverty My Muse Brings Forth 104: To Me Fair Friend You Never Can Be Old 105: Let Not My Love Be Called Idolatry 106: When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time 107: Not Mine Own Fears Nor the Prophetic Soul 108: What's in the Brain That Ink May character 109: O Never Say That I Was False of Heart 110: Alas 'Tis True I Have Gone Here and There 111: O for My Sake Do You with Fortune Chide 112: Your Love and Pity Doth the Impression Fill 113: Since I Left You Mine Eye Is in My Mind 114: Or Whether Doth My Mind Being Crowned with You 115: Those Lines That I before Have Writ Do Lie 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds 117: Accuse Me Thus That I Have Scanted All 118: Like As to Make Our Appetites More Keen 119: What Potions Have I Drunk of Siren Tears 120: That You Were Once Unkind Befriends Me Now 121: 'Tis Better to Be Vile Than Vile Esteemed 122: Thy Gift Thy Tables Are within My Brain 123: No Time Thou Shalt Not Boast That I Do Change 124: If My Dear Love Were But the Child of State 125: Were't Aught to Me I Bore the Canopy 126: O Thou My Lovely Boy Who in Thy Power 127: In the Old Age Black Was Not Counted Fair 128: How Oft When Thou My Music Music Play'st 129: The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame 130: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun 131: Thou Art As Tyrannous So As Thou Art 132: Thine Eyes I Love and They as Pitying Me 133: Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart to Groan 134: So Now I Have Confessed That He Is Thine 135: Whoever Hath Her Wish Thou Hast Thy Will 136: If Thy Soul Check Thee That I Come So Near 137: Thou Blind Fool Love What Dost Thou to Mine Eyes 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth 139: O Call Not Me to Justify the Wrong 140: Be Wise As Thou Art Cruel Do Not Press 141: In Faith I Do Not Love Thee with Mine Eyes 142: Love Is My Sin and Thy Dear Virtue Hate 143: Lo As a Careful Housewife Runs to Catch 144: Two Loves I Have of Comfort and Despair 145: Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make 146: Poor Soul the Centre of My Sinful Earth 147: My Love Is As a Fever Longing Still 148: O Me What Eyes Hath Love Put in My Head 149: Canst Thou O Cruel Say I Love Thee Not 150: O from What Pow'r Hast Thou This Pow'rful Might 151: Love Is Too Young to Know What Conscience Is 152: In Loving Thee Thou Know'st I Am Forsworn 153: Cupid Laid by His Brand and Fell Asleep 154: The Little Love-God Lying Once Asleep About the Editor Also from William Ralph Press


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