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Sonnet XXXVI

Let me confess that we two must be twain, Although our undivided loves are one: So shall those blots that […]

Fear No More

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Nor the furious winter’s rages, Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home […]

Sonnet CLI

Love is too young to know what conscience is; Yet who knows not conscience is born of love? Then, gentle […]


From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud-pied April dress’d in all his trim Hath put a […]

Sonnets xx

POOR soul, the centre of my sinful earth My sinful earth these rebel powers array Why dost thou pine within […]

Sonnet LVII

Being your slave, what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire? I have no […]

Sonnets xix

TH’ expense of Spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, […]


Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault, And I will comment upon that offence; Speak of my lameness, […]

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the greenwood tree Who loves to lie with me, And turn his merry note Unto the sweet bird’s throat, […]

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