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TO.THE.ONLIE.BEGETTER.OF. TO THE ONLY BEGETTER OF  Sonn.d1
THESE/INSVING.SONNETS. THESE INSUING SONNETS  Sonn.d2
Mr.W.H. / ALL.HAPPINESSE. MR. W. H. ALL HAPPINESS  Sonn.d3
AND.THAT.ETERNITIE. AND THAT ETERNITY  Sonn.d4
PROMISED. PROMISED  Sonn.d5
BY. BY  Sonn.d6
OVR.EVER-LIVING.POET. OUR EVER-LIVING POET  Sonn.d7
WISHETH. WISHETH  Sonn.d8
THE.WELL-WISHING. THE WELL-WISHING  Sonn.d9
ADVENTVRER.IN. ADVENTURER IN  Sonn.d10
SETTING.FORTH. SETTING FORTH  Sonn.d11
T.T. T.T.  Sonn.d12
1 1  Sonn.1
FRom fairest creatures we desire increase, From fairest creatures we desire increase, creature (n.)created beingSonn.1.1
That thereby beauties Rose might neuer die, That thereby beauty's rose might never die,  Sonn.1.2
But as the riper should by time decease, But as the riper should by time decease,  Sonn.1.3
His tender heire might beare his memory: His tender heir might bear his memory:  Sonn.1.4
But thou contracted to thine owne bright eyes, But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, contract (v.)betrothe, engageSonn.1.5
Feed'st thy lights flame with selfe substantiall fewell, Feed'st thy light's flame with self substantial fuel, self-substantial (adj.)
old form: selfe substantiall
using substance from one's own body
Sonn.1.6
Making a famine where aboundance lies, Making a famine where abundance lies,  Sonn.1.7
Thy selfe thy foe, to thy sweet selfe too cruell: Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.  Sonn.1.8
Thou that art now the worlds fresh ornament, Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament  Sonn.1.9
And only herauld to the gaudy spring, And only herald to the gaudy spring, gaudy (adj.)bright, brilliant, shiningSonn.1.10
Within thine owne bud buriest thy content, Within thine own bud buriest thy content, content (n.)contentment, peace of mindSonn.1.11
And tender chorle makst wast in niggarding: And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding. churl (n.)[term of endearment] wretch, miser, villainSonn.1.12
niggarding (n.)hoarding, begrudging, acting in a mean manner
Pitty the world, or else this glutton be, Pity the world, or else this glutton be,  Sonn.1.13
To eate the worlds due, by the graue and thee. To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.  Sonn.1.14
2 2  Sonn.2
WHen fortie Winters shall beseige thy brow, When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.2.1
And digge deep trenches in thy beauties field, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,  Sonn.2.2
Thy youthes proud liuery so gaz'd on now, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, livery (n.)
old form: liuery
uniform, costume, special clothing
Sonn.2.3
Wil be a totter'd weed of smal worth held : Will be a tattered weed of small worth held: tattered (adj.)
old form: totter'd
torn, ragged
Sonn.2.4
weed (n.)garment, piece of clothing
Then being askt, where all thy beautie lies, Then being asked where all thy beauty lies,  Sonn.2.5
Where all the treasure of thy lusty daies; Where all the treasure of thy lusty days, lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eagerSonn.2.6
To say within thine owne deepe sunken eyes, To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,  Sonn.2.7
Were an all-eating shame, and thriftlesse praise. Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise. thriftless (adj.)
old form: thriftlesse
useless, worthless, unprofitable
Sonn.2.8
How much more praise deseru'd thy beauties vse, How much more praise deserved thy beauty's use,  Sonn.2.9
If thou couldst answere this faire child of mine If thou could'st answer: this fair child of mine  Sonn.2.10
Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse Shall sum my count and make my old excuse, count (n.)account, reckoningSonn.2.11
sum (v.)audit, count up, enumerate
Proouing his beautie by succession thine. Proving his beauty by succession thine. prove (v.)
old form: Proouing
demonstrate, establish, show to be true
Sonn.2.12
succession (n.)inheritance, birthright
This were to be new made when thou art ould,. This were to be new made when thou art old,  Sonn.2.13
And see thy blood warme when thou feel'st it could, And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold.  Sonn.2.14
3 3  Sonn.3
LOoke in thy glasse and tell the face thou vewest, Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.3.1
Now is the time that face should forme an other, Now is the time that face should form another,  Sonn.3.2
Whose fresh repaire if now thou not renewest, Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,  Sonn.3.3
Thou doo'st beguile the world, vnblesse some mother. Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother. beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trickSonn.3.4
unbless (v.)
old form: vnblesse
deprive of a blessing, deny happiness to
For where is she so faire whose vn-eard wombe For where is she so fair whose uneared womb uneared (adj.)
old form: vn-eard
unsown, unploughed, untilled
Sonn.3.5
Disdaines the tillage of thy husbandry? Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry? tillage (n.)tilling, cultivationSonn.3.6
husbandry (n.)farming, land management
Or who is he so fond will be the tombe, Or who is he so fond will be the tomb fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, madSonn.3.7
Of his selfe loue to stop posterity? Of his self-love to stop posterity?  Sonn.3.8
Thou art thy mothers glasse and she in thee Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.3.9
Calls backe the louely Aprill of her prime, Calls back the lovely April of her prime.  Sonn.3.10
So thou through windowes of thine age shalt see, So thou through windows of thine age shalt see  Sonn.3.11
Dispight of wrinkles this thy goulden time. Despite of wrinkles this thy golden time.  Sonn.3.12
But if thou liue remembred not to be, But if thou live remembered not to be,  Sonn.3.13
Die single and thine Image dies with thee. Die single and thine image dies with thee.  Sonn.3.14
4 4  Sonn.4
VNthrifty louelinesse why dost thou spend, Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend unthrifty (adj.)
old form: VNthrifty
prodigal, profligate, wasteful
Sonn.4.1
Vpon thy selfe thy beauties legacy? Upon thyself thy beauty's legacy?  Sonn.4.2
Natures bequest giues nothing but doth lend, Nature's bequest gives nothing but doth lend,  Sonn.4.3
And being franck she lends to those are free: And being frank she lends to those are free. free (adj.)liberal, lavish, generousSonn.4.4
frank (adj.)
old form: franck
generous, liberal, bounteous
Then beautious nigard why doost thou abuse, Then, beauteous niggard, why dost thou abuse abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrongSonn.4.5
niggard (n.)
old form: nigard
miser, mean person, skinflint
The bountious largesse giuen thee to giue? The bounteous largess given thee to give?  Sonn.4.6
Profitles vserer why doost thou vse Profitless usurer, why dost thou use usurer (n.)
old form: vserer
money-lender, one who charges excessive interest
Sonn.4.7
So great a summe of summes yet can'st not liue? So great a sum of sums yet canst not live?  Sonn.4.8
For hauing traffike with thy selfe alone, For having traffic with thyself alone, traffic (n.)
old form: traffike
trade, commerce, business, merchandise
Sonn.4.9
Thou of thy selfe thy sweet selfe dost deceaue, Thou of thyself thy sweet self dost deceive. deceive (v.)
old form: deceaue
delude, mislead, take in
Sonn.4.10
Then how when nature calls thee to be gone, Then how, when Nature calls thee to be gone,  Sonn.4.11
What acceptable Audit can'st thou leaue? What acceptable audit canst thou leave? audit (n.)account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]Sonn.4.12
Thy vnus'd beauty must be tomb'd with thee, Thy unused beauty must be tombed with thee,  Sonn.4.13
Which vsed liues th'executor to be. Which used lives th' executor to be.  Sonn.4.14
5 5  Sonn.5
THose howers that with gentle worke did frame, Those hours that with gentle work did frame gentle (adj.)refined, discriminating, sophisticatedSonn.5.1
frame (v.)fashion, make, form, create
The louely gaze where euery eye doth dwell The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell  Sonn.5.2
Will play the tirants to the very same, Will play the tyrants to the very same,  Sonn.5.3
And that vnfaire which fairely doth excell: And that unfair which fairly doth excel: unfair (v.)
old form: vnfaire
deprive of beauty, make ugly
Sonn.5.4
fairly (adv.)
old form: fairely
neatly, elegantly, handsomely, beautifully
For neuer resting time leads Summer on, For never resting time leads summer on  Sonn.5.5
To hidious winter and confounds him there, To hideous winter and confounds him there; confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruinSonn.5.6
hideous (adj.)
old form: hidious
terrifying, frightful, horrifying
Sap checkt with frost and lustie leau's quite gon. Sap checked with frost and lusty leaves quite gone, check (v.)
old form: checkt
restrain, stop, hold back
Sonn.5.7
lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
Beauty ore-snow'd and barenes euery where, Beauty o'ersnowed and bareness everywhere: oversnow (v.)
old form: ore-snow'd
snow over, make white with snow
Sonn.5.8
Then were not summers distillation left Then were not summer's distillation left  Sonn.5.9
A liquid prisoner pent in walls of glasse, A liquid prisoner pent in walls of glass,  Sonn.5.10
Beauties effect with beauty were bereft, Beauty's effect with beauty were bereft,  Sonn.5.11
Nor it nor noe remembrance what it was. Nor it nor no remembrance what it was. remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionSonn.5.12
But flowers distil'd though they with winter meete, But flowers distilled though they with winter meet,  Sonn.5.13
Leese but their show, their substance still liues sweet. Leese but their show; their substance still lives sweet. leese (v.)
old form: Leese
lose, fail to preserve
Sonn.5.14
6 6  Sonn.6
THen let not winters wragged hand deface, Then let not winter's ragged hand deface deface (v.)[heraldry] efface, obliterate, blot outSonn.6.1
ragged (adj.)
old form: wragged
rough, harsh
In thee thy summer ere thou be distil'd: In thee thy summer, ere thou be distilled:  Sonn.6.2
Make sweet some viall; treasure thou some place, Make sweet some vial; treasure thou some place vial (n.)
old form: viall
phial, small bottle, flask
Sonn.6.3
With beautits treasure ere it be selfe kil'd: With beauty's treasure ere it be self killed.  Sonn.6.4
That vse is not forbidden vsery, That use is not forbidden usury, use (n.)
old form: vse
profit, interest, premium
Sonn.6.5
Which happies those that pay the willing lone; Which happies those that pay the willing loan; happy (v.)
old form: happies
make happy, delight, content
Sonn.6.6
That 's for thy selfe to breed an other thee, That's for thyself to breed another thee,  Sonn.6.7
Or ten times happier be it ten for one, Or ten times happier, be it ten for one;  Sonn.6.8
Ten times thy selfe were happier then thou art, Ten times thyself were happier than thou art,  Sonn.6.9
If ten of thine ten times refigur'd thee, If ten of thine ten times refigured thee: refigure (v.)
old form: refigur'd
make a new likeness of, replicate
Sonn.6.10
Then what could death doe if thou should'st depart, Then what could death do, if thou shouldst depart,  Sonn.6.11
Leauing thee liuing in posterity? Leaving thee living in posterity?  Sonn.6.12
Be not selfe-wild for thou art much too faire, Be not self-willed, for thou art much too fair fair (adj.)
old form: faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
Sonn.6.13
To be deaths conquest and make wormes thine heire. To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir.  Sonn.6.14
7 7  Sonn.7
LOe in the Orient when the gracious light, Lo, in the Orient when the gracious light orient (n.)eastern part of the sky [where the sun rises]Sonn.7.1
gracious (adj.)showing favour, displaying benevolence
Lifts vp his burning head, each vnder eye Lifts up his burning head, each under eye  Sonn.7.2
Doth homage to his new appearing sight, Doth homage to his new appearing sight,  Sonn.7.3
Seruing with lookes his sacred maiesty, Serving with looks his sacred majesty;  Sonn.7.4
And hauing climb'd the steepe vp heauenly hill, And having climbed the steep up heavenly hill, steep-up (adj.)
old form: steepe vp
precipitous, virtually perpendicular, sudden
Sonn.7.5
Resembling strong youth in his middle age, Resembling strong youth in his middle age,  Sonn.7.6
Yet mortall lookes adore his beauty still, Yet mortal looks adore his beauty still,  Sonn.7.7
Attending on his goulden pilgrimage: Attending on his golden pilgrimage: attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Sonn.7.8
But when from high-most pich with wery car, But when from high-most pitch with weary car car (n.)carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]Sonn.7.9
pitch (n.)
old form: pich
height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
highmost, high-most (adj.)highest, topmost
Like feeble age he reeleth from the day, Like feeble age he reeleth from the day, reel (v.)
old form: reeleth
waver, become unsteady, turn suddenly
Sonn.7.10
The eyes (fore dutious) now conuerted are The eyes ('fore duteous) now converted are  Sonn.7.11
From his low tract and looke an other way: From his low tract and look another way: tract (n.)course, process, trackSonn.7.12
So thou, thy selfe out-going in thy noon: So thou, thyself out-going in thy noon,  Sonn.7.13
Vnlok'd on diest vnlesse thou get a sonne. Unlooked on diest unless thou get a son. get (v.)beget, conceive, breedSonn.7.14
8 8  Sonn.8
MVsick to heare, why hear'st thou musick sadly, Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?  Sonn.8.1
Sweets with sweets warre not, ioy delights in ioy: Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy: sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightSonn.8.2
Why lou'st thou that which thou receaust not gladly, Why lov'st thou that which thou receiv'st not gladly,  Sonn.8.3
Or else receau'st with pleasure thine annoy? Or else receiv'st with pleasure thine annoy? annoy (n.)trouble, vexation, distressSonn.8.4
If the true concord of well tuned sounds, If the true concord of well tuned sounds  Sonn.8.5
By vnions married do offend thine eare, By unions married do offend thine ear,  Sonn.8.6
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruinSonn.8.7
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
In singlenesse the parts that thou should'st beare: In singleness the parts that thou should'st bear. part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]Sonn.8.8
Marke how one string sweet husband to an other, Mark how one string, sweet husband to another, mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Sonn.8.9
Strikes each in each by mutuall ordering; Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,  Sonn.8.10
Resembling sier, and child, and happy mother, Resembling sire, and child, and happy mother,  Sonn.8.11
Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing: Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing:  Sonn.8.12
Whose speechlesse song being many, seeming one, Whose speechless song being many, seeming one,  Sonn.8.13
Sings this to thee thou single wilt proue none. Sings this to thee: thou single wilt prove none.  Sonn.8.14
9 9  Sonn.9
IS it for feare to wet a widdowes eye, Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye  Sonn.9.1
That thou consum'st thy selfe in single life? That thou consum'st thyself in single life?  Sonn.9.2
Ah; if thou issulesse shalt hap to die, Ah; if thou issueless shalt hap to die, issueless (adj.)
old form: issulesse
childless, without an heir
Sonn.9.3
hap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass
The world will waile thee like a makelesse wife, The world will wail thee like a makeless wife; wail (v.)
old form: waile
bewail, lament, grieve [for]
Sonn.9.4
makeless (adj.)mateless, husbandless
The world wilbe thy widdow and still weepe, The world will be thy widow and still weep still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.9.5
That thou no forme of thee hast left behind, That thou no form of thee hast left behind,  Sonn.9.6
When euery priuat widdow well may keepe, When every private widow well may keep,  Sonn.9.7
By childrens eyes, her husbands shape in minde: By children's eyes, her husband's shape in mind:  Sonn.9.8
Looke what an vnthrift in the world doth spend Look what an unthrift in the world doth spend unthrift (n.)
old form: vnthrift
spendthrift, squanderer, wastrel
Sonn.9.9
look what (conj.)
old form: Looke
whatever
Shifts but his place, for still the world inioyes it Shifts but his place, for still the world enjoys it:  Sonn.9.10
But beauties waste hath in the world an end, But beauty's waste hath in the world an end,  Sonn.9.11
And kept vnvsde the vser so destroyes it: And kept unused the user so destroys it.  Sonn.9.12
No loue toward others in that bosome sits No love toward others in that bosom sits  Sonn.9.13
That on himselfe such murdrous shame commits. That on himself such murd'rous shame commits.  Sonn.9.14
10 10  Sonn.10
FOr shame deny that thou bear'st loue to any For shame, deny that thou bear'st love to any  Sonn.10.1
Who for thy selfe art so vnprouident Who for thyself art so unprovident:  Sonn.10.2
Graunt if thou wilt, thou art belou'd of many, Grant, if thou wilt, thou art beloved of many,  Sonn.10.3
But that thou none lou'st is most euident: But that thou none lov'st is most evident:  Sonn.10.4
For thou art so possest with murdrous hate, For thou art so possessed with murd'rous hate  Sonn.10.5
That gainst thy selfe thou stickst not to conspire, That 'gainst thyself thou stick'st not to conspire, stick (v.)
old form: stickst
hesitate, linger, think twice
Sonn.10.6
Seeking that beautious roofe to ruinate Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate ruinate (v.)reduce to ruins, bring to destructionSonn.10.7
Which to repaire should be thy chiefe desire: Which to repair should be thy chief desire:  Sonn.10.8
O change thy thought, that I may change my minde, O change thy thought, that I may change my mind! thought (n.)intention, purpose, designSonn.10.9
Shall hate be fairer log'd then gentle loue? Shall hate be fairer lodged than gentle love? gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindSonn.10.10
Be as thy presence is gracious and kind, Be, as thy presence is, gracious and kind, presence (n.)appearance, bearing, demeanourSonn.10.11
gracious (adj.)showing favour, displaying benevolence
Or to thy selfe at least kind harted proue, Or to thyself at least kind-hearted prove:  Sonn.10.12
Make thee an other selfe for loue of me, Make thee another self, for love of me,  Sonn.10.13
That beauty still may liue in thine or thee. That beauty still may live in thine or thee. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.10.14
11 11  Sonn.11
AS fast as thou shalt wane so fast thou grow'st, As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st, fast (adv.)constantly, firmly, steadfastlySonn.11.1
In one of thine, from that which thou departest, In one of thine, from that which thou departest,  Sonn.11.2
And that fresh bloud which yongly thou bestow'st, And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st blood (n.)
old form: bloud
vital fluid, life-giving juice
Sonn.11.3
youngly (adv.)
old form: yongly
in youth, early in life
Thou maist call thine, when thou from youth conuertest, Thou mayst call thine, when thou from youth convertest. convert (v.)
old form: conuertest
change, transform, alter
Sonn.11.4
Herein liues wisdome, beauty, and increase, Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;  Sonn.11.5
Without this follie, age, and could decay, Without this, folly, age, and cold decay:  Sonn.11.6
If all were minded so, the times should cease, If all were minded so, the times should cease, time (n.)(the) world, (the) age, societySonn.11.7
mind (v.)purpose, intend, hold an opinion
And threescoore yeare would make the world away: And threescore year would make the world away: make away (v.)put an end to, do away withSonn.11.8
Let those whom nature hath not made for store, Let those whom Nature hath not made for store, store (n.)increasing the population, begetting childrenSonn.11.9
Harsh, featurelesse, and rude, barrenly perrish, Harsh, featureless, and rude, barrenly perish: rude (adj.)rough, wild, harsh-lookingSonn.11.10
Looke whom she best indow'd. she gaue the more; Look whom she best endowed, she gave the more, look whom (conj.)
old form: Looke
whomsoever
Sonn.11.11
Which bountious guift thou shouldst in bounty cherrish, Which bounteous gift thou shouldst in bounty cherish: bounty (n.)great generosity, gracious liberality, munificenceSonn.11.12
She caru'd thee for her seale, and ment therby, She carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby  Sonn.11.13
Thou shouldst print more, not let that coppy die. Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die. copy (n.)
old form: coppy
original, master-copy
Sonn.11.14
12 12  Sonn.12
WHen I doe count the clock that tels the time, When I do count the clock that tells the time,  Sonn.12.1
And see the braue day sunck in hidious night, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; brave (adj.)
old form: braue
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
Sonn.12.2
hideous (adj.)
old form: hidious
terrifying, frightful, horrifying
When I behold the violet past prime, When I behold the violet past prime,  Sonn.12.3
And sable curls or siluer'd ore with white: And sable curls all silvered o'er with white; sable (adj.)blackSonn.12.4
When lofty trees I see barren of leaues, When lofty trees I see barren of leaves,  Sonn.12.5
Which erst from heat did canopie the herd Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, canopy (v.)
old form: canopie
curtain, veil, cover [as if by a canopy]
Sonn.12.6
erst (adv.)formerly, once, before
And Sommers greene all girded vp in sheaues And Summer's green all girded up in sheaves green (n.)
old form: greene
greenery, grass, vegetation
Sonn.12.7
gird up (v.)
old form: vp
tie round, truss up
Borne on the beare with white and bristly beard: Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard:  Sonn.12.8
Then of thy beauty do I question make Then of thy beauty do I question make question (n.)debating, discussion, investigationSonn.12.9
That thou among the wastes of time must goe, That thou among the wastes of time must go,  Sonn.12.10
Since sweets and beauties do them-selues forsake, Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake, sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightSonn.12.11
And die as fast as they see others grow, And die as fast as they see others grow;  Sonn.12.12
And nothing gainst Times sieth can make defence And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence  Sonn.12.13
Saue breed to braue him, when he takes thee hence. Save breed to brave him, when he takes thee hence. brave (v.)
old form: braue
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
Sonn.12.14
breed (n.)children, offspring
13 13  Sonn.13
O That you were your selfe, but loue you are O that you were yourself, but, love, you are love (n.)
old form: loue
very dear friend
Sonn.13.1
No longer yours, then you your selfe here liue, No longer yours than you yourself here live:  Sonn.13.2
Against this cumming end you should prepare, Against this coming end you should prepare,  Sonn.13.3
And your sweet semblance to some other giue. And your sweet semblance to some other give. semblance (n.)appearance, outward showSonn.13.4
So should that beauty which you hold in lease So should that beauty which you hold in lease  Sonn.13.5
Find no determination, then you were Find no determination, then you were determination (n.)ending, termination, endpointSonn.13.6
You selfe again after your selfes decease, Yourself again after yourself's decease,  Sonn.13.7
When your sweet issue your sweet forme should beare. When your sweet issue your sweet form should bear. issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantSonn.13.8
Who lets so faire a house fall to decay, Who lets so fair a house fall to decay,  Sonn.13.9
Which husbandry in honour might vphold, Which husbandry in honour might uphold husbandry (n.)thrift, good economy, careful managementSonn.13.10
Against the stormy gusts of winters day Against the stormy gusts of winter's day  Sonn.13.11
And barren rage of deaths eternall cold? And barren rage of death's eternal cold?  Sonn.13.12
O none but vnthrifts, deare my loue you know, O, none but unthrifts! Dear my love, you know unthrift (n.)
old form: vnthrifts
spendthrift, squanderer, wastrel
Sonn.13.13
You had a Father, let your Son say so. You had a Father, let your Son say so.  Sonn.13.14
14 14  Sonn.14
NOt from the stars do I my iudgement plucke, Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck, pluck (v.)
old form: plucke
extract, snatch, pull out
Sonn.14.1
And yet me thinkes I haue Astronomy, And yet methinks I have astronomy, astronomy (n.)knowledge of astrologySonn.14.2
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
But not to tell of good, or euil lucke, But not to tell of good, or evil luck,  Sonn.14.3
Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons quallity, Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons' quality; dearth (n.)scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famineSonn.14.4
Nor can I fortune to breefe mynuits tell; Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,  Sonn.14.5
Pointing to each his thunder, raine and winde, Pointing to each his thunder, rain, and wind,  Sonn.14.6
Or say with Princes if it shal go wel Or say with Princes if it shall go well,  Sonn.14.7
By oft predict that I in heauen finde. By oft predict that I in heaven find. oft (adv.)oftenSonn.14.8
predict (n.)prediction, foretelling
But from thine eies my knowledge I deriue, But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive,  Sonn.14.9
And constant stars in them I read such art And constant stars; in them I read such art  Sonn.14.10
As truth and beautie shal together thriue As truth and beauty shall together thrive,  Sonn.14.11
If from thy selfe, to store thou wouldst conuert: If from thyself to store thou wouldst convert: store (n.)increasing the population, begetting childrenSonn.14.12
Or else of thee this I prognosticate, Or else of thee this I prognosticate,  Sonn.14.13
Thy end is Truthes and Beauties doome and date. Thy end is Truth's and Beauty's doom and date. date (n.)limit, term, endpointSonn.14.14
doom (n.)
old form: doome
final destiny, deciding fate, death and destruction
end (n.)death, ending [of life]
15 15  Sonn.15
WHen I consider euery thing that growes When I consider everything that grows  Sonn.15.1
Holds in perfection but a little moment. Holds in perfection but a little moment,  Sonn.15.2
That this huge stage presenteth nought but showes That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows  Sonn.15.3
Whereon the Stars in secret influence comment. Whereon the stars in secret influence comment;  Sonn.15.4
When I perceiue that men as plants increase, When I perceive that men as plants increase,  Sonn.15.5
Cheared and checkt euen by the selfe-same skie: Cheered and checked even by the self-same sky, cheer (v.)
old form: Cheared
encourage, urge on, galvanize
Sonn.15.6
check (v.)
old form: checkt
restrain, stop, hold back
Vaunt in their youthfull sap, at height decrease, Vaunt in their youthful sap, at height decrease, vaunt (v.)exult, rejoice, revelSonn.15.7
And were their braue state out of memory. And wear their brave state out of memory; brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Sonn.15.8
Then the conceit of this inconstant stay, Then the conceit of this inconstant stay conceit (n.)notion, idea, thoughtSonn.15.9
stay (n.)staying, remaining, continued presence
Sets you most rich in youth before my sight, Sets you most rich in youth before my sight,  Sonn.15.10
Where wastfull time debateth with decay Where wasteful time debateth with decay, debate (v.)discuss, argue over, dispute aboutSonn.15.11
decay (n.)decline, downturn, falling off
To change your day of youth to sullied night, To change your day of youth to sullied night; sullied (adj.)tarnished, blemished, pollutedSonn.15.12
And all in war with Time for loue of you And all in war with Time for love of you,  Sonn.15.13
As he takes from you, I ingraft you new. As he takes from you, I engraft you new. ingraft, engraft (v.)graft in, insert new growth intoSonn.15.14
16 16  Sonn.16
BVt wherefore do not you a mightier waie But wherefore do not you a mightier way  Sonn.16.1
Make warre vppon this bloudie tirant time? Make war upon this bloody tyrant, Time?  Sonn.16.2
And fortifie your selfe in your decay And fortify yourself in your decay  Sonn.16.3
With meanes more blessed then my barren rime? With means more blessed than my barren rhyme?  Sonn.16.4
Now stand you on the top of happie houres, Now stand you on the top of happy hours,  Sonn.16.5
And many maiden gardens yet vnset, And many maiden gardens yet unset  Sonn.16.6
With vertuous wish would beare your liuing flowers, With virtuous wish would bear your living flowers,  Sonn.16.7
Much liker then your painted counterfeit: Much liker than your painted counterfeit: counterfeit (n.)likeness, portrait, imageSonn.16.8
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
So should the lines of life that life repaire So should the lines of life that life repair, repair (v.)
old form: repaire
restore, renew, revive
Sonn.16.9
Which this (Times pensel or my pupill pen) Which this (Time's pencil or my pupil pen)  Sonn.16.10
Neither in inward worth nor outward faire Neither in inward worth nor outward fair fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Sonn.16.11
Can make you liue your selfe in eies of men, Can make you live yourself in eyes of men.  Sonn.16.12
To giue away your selfe, keeps your selfe still, To give away yourself keeps yourself still, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.16.13
And you must liue drawne by your owne sweet skill, And you must live drawn by your own sweet skill.  Sonn.16.14
17 17  Sonn.17
WHo will beleeue my verse in time to come Who will believe my verse in time to come,  Sonn.17.1
If it were fild with your most high deserts? If it were filled with your most high deserts?  Sonn.17.2
Though yet heauen knowes it is but as a tombe Though yet heaven knows it is but as a tomb  Sonn.17.3
Which hides your life, and shewes not halfe your parts: Which hides your life, and shows not half your parts: part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]Sonn.17.4
If I could write the beauty of your eyes, If I could write the beauty of your eyes,  Sonn.17.5
And in fresh numbers number all your graces, And in fresh numbers number all your graces, number (n.)(plural) verses, linesSonn.17.6
The age to come would say this Poet lies, The age to come would say this poet lies:  Sonn.17.7
Such heauenly touches nere toucht earthly faces. Such heavenly touches ne'er touched earthly faces.  Sonn.17.8
So should my papers (yellowed with their age) So should my papers (yellowed with their age)  Sonn.17.9
Be scorn'd, like old men of lesse truth then tongue, Be scorned like old men of less truth than tongue,  Sonn.17.10
And your true rights be termd a Poets rage, And your true rights be termed a poet's rage  Sonn.17.11
And stretched miter of an Antique song. And stretched metre of an antique song. antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)old-fashioned, old-world, antiquatedSonn.17.12
stretched (adj.)strained, dislocated, tortured
song (n.)poem, set of verses, composition
But were some childe of yours aliue that time, But were some child of yours alive that time,  Sonn.17.13
You should liue twise in it, and in my rime. You should live twice, in it and in my rhyme.  Sonn.17.14
18 18  Sonn.18
SHall I compare thee to a Summers day? Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?  Sonn.18.1
Thou art more louely and more temperate: Thou art more lovely and more temperate:  Sonn.18.2
Rough windes do shake the darling buds of Maie, Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,  Sonn.18.3
And Sommers lease hath all too short a date: And summer's lease hath all too short a date: date (n.)due date, agreed day [for the end of a contract]Sonn.18.4
Sometime too hot the eye of heauen shines, Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and thenSonn.18.5
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd, And often is his gold complexion dimmed,  Sonn.18.6
And euery faire from faire some-time declines, And every fair from fair sometime declines, fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Sonn.18.7
By chance, or natures changing course vntrim'd: By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed: untrimmed (adj.)
old form: vntrim'd
unadorned, lacking ornament
Sonn.18.8
But thy eternall Sommer shall not fade, But thy eternal summer shall not fade,  Sonn.18.9
Nor loose possession of that faire thou ow'st, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; owe (v.)
old form: ow'st
own, possess, have
Sonn.18.10
Nor shall death brag thou wandr'st in his shade, Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,  Sonn.18.11
When in eternall lines to time thou grow'st, When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:  Sonn.18.12
So long as men can breath or eyes can see, So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,  Sonn.18.13
So long liues this, and this giues life to thee, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.  Sonn.18.14
19 19  Sonn.19
DEvouring time blunt thou the Lyons pawes, Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws,  Sonn.19.1
And make the earth deuoure her owne sweet brood, And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;  Sonn.19.2
Plucke the keene teeth from the fierce Tygers yawes, Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,  Sonn.19.3
And burne the long liu'd Phanix in her blood, And burn the long-lived phoenix in her blood;  Sonn.19.4
Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet'st, Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet'st,  Sonn.19.5
And do what ere thou wilt swift-footed time And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,  Sonn.19.6
To the wide world and all her fading sweets: To the wide world and all her fading sweets; sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightSonn.19.7
But I forbid thee one most hainous crime, But I forbid thee one most heinous crime:  Sonn.19.8
O carue not with thy howers my loues faire brow, O carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow, brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.19.9
Nor draw noe lines there with thine antique pen, Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen; antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)fantastic, bizarre, weirdSonn.19.10
Him in thy course vntainted doe allow, Him in thy course untainted do allow allow (v.)approve, sanction, encourageSonn.19.11
course (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
untainted (adj.)
old form: vntainted
unblemished, unsullied, pure
For beauties patterne to succeding men. For beauty's pattern to succeeding men. pattern (n.)
old form: patterne
picture, model, specimen, example
Sonn.19.12
Yet doe thy worst ould Time dispight thy wrong, Yet do thy worst, old Time: despite thy wrong,  Sonn.19.13
My loue shall in my verse euer liue young. My love shall in my verse ever live young.  Sonn.19.14
20 20  Sonn.20
A Womans face with natures owne hand painted, A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted  Sonn.20.1
Haste thou the Master Mistris of my passion, Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion; passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passageSonn.20.2
A womans gentle hart but not acquainted A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindSonn.20.3
With shifting change as is false womens fashion, With shifting change, as is false women's fashion; change (n.)change of mind, changeableness, capriceSonn.20.4
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
An eye more bright then theirs, lesse false in rowling: An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,  Sonn.20.5
Gilding the obiect where-vpon it gazeth, Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth; gild (v.), past forms gilt, gildedbring colour to, brighten, illuminateSonn.20.6
A man in hew all Hews in his controwling, A man in hue, all hues in his controlling, hue (n.)
old form: hew
appearance, complexion
Sonn.20.7
Which steales mens eyes and womens soules amaseth. Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth.  Sonn.20.8
And for a woman wert thou first created, And for a woman wert thou first created,  Sonn.20.9
Till nature as she wrought thee fell a dotinge, Till Nature as she wrought thee fell a-doting,  Sonn.20.10
And by addition me of thee defeated, And by addition me of thee defeated, defeat (v.)defraud, depriveSonn.20.11
By adding one thing to my purpose nothing. By adding one thing to my purpose nothing. purpose (n.)intention, aim, planSonn.20.12
But since she prickt thee out for womens pleasure, But since she pricked thee out for women's pleasure, prick out (v.)
old form: prickt
choose, select, mark down
Sonn.20.13
Mine be thy loue and thy loues vse their treasure. Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure.  Sonn.20.14
21 21  Sonn.21
SO is it not with me as with that Muse, So is it not with me as with that Muse,  Sonn.21.1
Stird by a painted beauty to his verse, Stirred by a painted beauty to his verse, stir (v.)
old form: Stird
move, rouse, excite
Sonn.21.2
Who heauen it selfe for ornament doth vse, Who heaven itself for ornament doth use,  Sonn.21.3
And euery faire with his faire doth reherse, And every fair with his fair doth rehearse, fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Sonn.21.4
Making a coopelment of proud compare Making a couplement of proud compare compare (n.)comparison, simile, analogySonn.21.5
couplement (n.)
old form: coopelment
couple, pair
With Sunne and Moone, with earth and seas rich gems: With Sun and Moon, with earth and sea's rich gems,  Sonn.21.6
With Aprills first borne flowers and all things rare, With April's first-born flowers and all things rare rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptionalSonn.21.7
That heauens ayre in this huge rondure hems, That heaven's air in this huge rondure hems. rondure (n.)roundness; sphere of the earth and the accompanying heavensSonn.21.8
O let me true in loue but truly write, O let me, true in love, but truly write,  Sonn.21.9
And then beleeue me, my loue is as faire, And then believe me, my love is as fair  Sonn.21.10
As any mothers childe, though not so bright As any mother's child, though not so bright  Sonn.21.11
As those gould candells fixt in heauens ayer: As those gold candles fixed in heaven's air:  Sonn.21.12
Let them say more that like of heare-say well, Let them say more than like of hearsay well;  Sonn.21.13
I will not prayse that purpose not to sell. I will not praise that purpose not to sell. purpose (n.)intention, aim, planSonn.21.14
22 22  Sonn.22
MY glasse shall not perswade me I am ould, My glass shall not persuade me I am old, glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.22.1
So long as youth and thou are of one date, So long as youth and thou are of one date,  Sonn.22.2
But when in thee times forrwes I behould, But when in thee time's furrows I behold,  Sonn.22.3
Then look I death my daies should expiate. Then look I death my days should expiate. expiate (v.)extinguish, bring to an endSonn.22.4
look (v.)expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
For all that beauty that doth couer thee, For all that beauty that doth cover thee  Sonn.22.5
Is but the seemely rayment of my heart, Is but the seemly raiment of my heart, raiment (n.)
old form: rayment
clothing, clothes, dress
Sonn.22.6
Which in thy brest doth liue, as thine in me, Which in thy breast doth live, as thine in me:  Sonn.22.7
How can I then be elder then thou art? How can I then be elder than thou art?  Sonn.22.8
O therefore loue be of thy selfe so wary, O therefore, love, be of thyself so wary  Sonn.22.9
As I not for my selfe, but for thee will, As I, not for myself, but for thee will,  Sonn.22.10
Bearing thy heart which I will keepe so chary Bearing thy heart which I will keep so chary chary (adv.)carefully, dearly, with cherishingSonn.22.11
As tender nurse her babe from faring ill, As tender nurse her babe from faring ill. ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablySonn.22.12
fare (v.)go, happen, turn out
Presume not on thy heart when mine is slaine, Presume not on thy heart when mine is slain; presume on (v.)take insufficiently into account, rely too readily onSonn.22.13
Thou gau'st me thine not to giue backe againe. Thou gav'st me thine, not to give back again.  Sonn.22.14
23 23  Sonn.23
AS an vnperfect actor on the stage, As an unperfect actor on the stage, unperfect (adj.)
old form: vnperfect
imperfect; not word perfect, unskilled
Sonn.23.1
Who with his feare is put besides his part, Who with his fear is put besides his part,  Sonn.23.2
Or some fierce thing repleat with too much rage, Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage,  Sonn.23.3
Whose strengths abondance weakens his owne heart; Whose strength's abundance weakens his own heart;  Sonn.23.4
So I for feare of trust, forget to say, So I, for fear of trust, forget to say  Sonn.23.5
The perfect ceremony of loues right, The perfect ceremony of love's rite,  Sonn.23.6
And in mine owne loues strength seeme to decay, And in mine own love's strength seem to decay,  Sonn.23.7
Ore-charg'd with burthen of mine owne loues might: O'ercharged with burthen of mine own love's might: overcharged (adj.)
old form: Ore-charg'd
overburdened, overtaxed, overwrought
Sonn.23.8
O let my books be then the eloquence, O let my books be then the eloquence book (n.)writing, written compositionSonn.23.9
And domb presagers of my speaking brest, And dumb presagers of my speaking breast, presager (n.)indicator, interpreter, announcerSonn.23.10
Who pleade for loue, and look for recompence, Who plead for love, and look for recompense,  Sonn.23.11
More then that tonge that more hath more exprest. More than that tongue that more hath more expressed.  Sonn.23.12
O learne to read what silent loue hath writ, O learn to read what silent love hath writ:  Sonn.23.13
To heare wit eies belongs to loues fine wiht. To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit. wit (n.)
old form: wiht
intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
Sonn.23.14
24 24  Sonn.24
MIne eye hath play'd the painter and hath steeld, Mine eye hath played the painter and hath steeled steel (v.)
old form: steeld
engrave, inscribe, make a permanent image of
Sonn.24.1
Thy beauties forme in table of my heart, Thy beauty's form in table of my heart; table (n.)tablet, surface, paintbookSonn.24.2
My body is the frame wherein ti's held, My body is the frame wherein 'tis held, frame (n.)framework, structure, constructionSonn.24.3
And perspectiue it is best Painters art. And perspective it is best painter's art.  Sonn.24.4
For through the Painter must you see his skill, For through the painter must you see his skill,  Sonn.24.5
To finde where your true Image pictur'd lies, To find where your true image pictured lies,  Sonn.24.6
Which in my bosomes shop is hanging stil, Which in my bosom's shop is hanging still,  Sonn.24.7
That hath his windowes glazed with thine eyes: That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes.  Sonn.24.8
Now see what good-turnes eyes for eies haue done, Now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:  Sonn.24.9
Mine eyes haue drawne thy shape, and thine for me Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me  Sonn.24.10
Are windowes to my brest, where-through the Sun Are windows to my breast, where-through the Sun where-through (adv.)through whichSonn.24.11
Delights to peepe, to gaze therein on thee Delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee.  Sonn.24.12
Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art; cunning (n.)skill, ability, expertiseSonn.24.13
want (v.)require, demand, need
They draw but what they see, know not the hart. They draw but what they see, know not the heart.  Sonn.24.14
25 25  Sonn.25
LEt those who are in fauor with their stars, Let those who are in favour with their stars  Sonn.25.1
Of publike honour and proud titles bost, Of public honour and proud titles boast,  Sonn.25.2
Whilst I whome fortune of such tryumph bars Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,  Sonn.25.3
Vnlookt for ioy in that I honour most; Unlooked for joy in that I honour most.  Sonn.25.4
Great Princes fauorites their faire leaues spread, Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread  Sonn.25.5
But as the Marygold at the suns eye, But as the marigold at the sun's eye,  Sonn.25.6
And in them-selues their pride lies buried, And in themselves their pride lies buried,  Sonn.25.7
For at a frowne they in their glory die. For at a frown they in their glory die.  Sonn.25.8
The painefull warrier famosed for worth, The painful warrior famoused for worth, painful (adj.)
old form: painefull
painstaking, diligent, laborious
Sonn.25.9
famous (v.)
old form: famosed
make famous, become celebrated
After a thousand victories once foild, After a thousand victories once foiled, foil (v.)
old form: foild
defeat, overcome; throw [in wrestling]
Sonn.25.10
Is from the booke of honour rased quite, Is from the book of honour razed forth, raze forth (v.)
old form: rased
erase, delete, remove
Sonn.25.11
And all the rest forgot for which he toild: And all the rest forgot for which he toiled:  Sonn.25.12
Then happy I that loue and am beloued Then happy I that love and am beloved  Sonn.25.13
Where I may not remoue, nor be remoued. Where I may not remove, nor be removed.  Sonn.25.14
26 26  Sonn.26
LOrd of my loue, to whome in vassalage Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage vassalage (n.)servitude, subjection, total allegianceSonn.26.1
Thy merrit hath my dutie strongly knit; Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit,  Sonn.26.2
To thee I send this written ambassage To thee I send this written ambassage embassage, ambassage (n.)message, errand, business, missionSonn.26.3
To witnesse duty, not to shew my wit. To witness duty, not to show my wit: wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuitySonn.26.4
witness (v.)
old form: witnesse
bear witness to, attest, testify to
witness (v.)
old form: witnesse
be a sign of, foreshadow, betoken
Duty so great, which wit so poore as mine Duty so great, which wit so poor as mine  Sonn.26.5
May make seeme bare, in wanting words to shew it; May make seem bare, in wanting words to show it;  Sonn.26.6
But that I hope some good conceipt of thine But that I hope some good conceit of thine conceit (n.)
old form: conceipt
notion, idea, thought
Sonn.26.7
In thy soules thought (all naked) will bestow it: In thy soul's thought (all naked) will bestow it:  Sonn.26.8
Til whatsoeuer star that guides my mouing, Till whatsoever star that guides my moving  Sonn.26.9
Points on me gratiously with faire aspect, Points on me graciously with fair aspect, aspect (n.)[astrology] influential phase, direction of alignmentSonn.26.10
And puts apparrell on my tottered louing, And puts apparel on my tattered loving, apparel (n.)
old form: apparrell
clothes, clothing, dress
Sonn.26.11
tattered (adj.)
old form: tottered
torn, ragged
To show me worthy of their sweet respect, To show me worthy of thy sweet respect:  Sonn.26.12
Then may I dare to boast how I doe loue thee, Then may I dare to boast how I do love thee,  Sonn.26.13
Til then, not show my head where thou maist proue me Till then not show my head where thou mayst prove me. prove (v.)
old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
Sonn.26.14
27 27  Sonn.27
WEary with toyle, I hast me to my bed, Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,  Sonn.27.1
The deare repose for lims with trauaill tired, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired, travail, travel (n.)
old form: trauaill
journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
Sonn.27.2
travail, travel (n.)
old form: trauaill
labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
But then begins a iourny in my head But then begins a journey in my head  Sonn.27.3
To worke my mind, when boddies work's expired. To work my mind, when body's work's expired. work (v.), past form wrought
old form: worke
activate, galvanize, make work
Sonn.27.4
For then my thoughts (from far where I abide) For then my thoughts (from far where I abide) abide (v.)live, dwell, resideSonn.27.5
Intend a zelous pilgrimage to thee; Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, intend (v.)be determined to make, plan to takeSonn.27.6
zealous (adj.)
old form: zelous
earnest, fervent, ardent
And keepe my drooping eye-lids open wide, And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,  Sonn.27.7
Looking on darknes which the blind doe see. Looking on darkness which the blind do see,  Sonn.27.8
Saue that my soules imaginary sight Save that my soul's imaginary sight save that (conj.)
old form: Saue
except (that), were it not that
Sonn.27.9
Presents their shaddoe to my sightles view, Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,  Sonn.27.10
Which like a iewell (hunge in gastly night) Which like a jewel (hung in ghastly night) ghastly (adj.)
old form: gastly
terrifying, terrible, deathly
Sonn.27.11
Makes blacke night beautious, and her old face new. Makes black night beauteous, and her old face new.  Sonn.27.12
Loe thus by day my lims, by night my mind, Lo, thus by day my limbs, by night my mind,  Sonn.27.13
For thee, and for my selfe, noe quiet finde. For thee, and for myself, no quiet find.  Sonn.27.14
28 28  Sonn.28
HOw can I then returne in happy plight How can I then return in happy plight plight (n.)good shape, health, fit conditionSonn.28.1
That am debard the benifit of rest? That am debarred the benefit of rest?  Sonn.28.2
When daies oppression is not eazd by night, When day's oppression is not eased by night,  Sonn.28.3
But day by night and night by day oprest. But day by night and night by day oppressed?  Sonn.28.4
And each (though enimes to ethers raigne) And each (though enemies to either's reign)  Sonn.28.5
Doe in consent shake hands to torture me, Do in consent shake hands to torture me,  Sonn.28.6
The one by toyle, the other to complaine The one by toil, the other to complain  Sonn.28.7
How far I toyle, still farther off from thee. How far I toil, still farther off from thee.  Sonn.28.8
I tell the Day to please him thou art bright, I tell the day to please them thou art bright,  Sonn.28.9
And do'st him grace when clouds doe blot the heauen: And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven:  Sonn.28.10
So flatter I the swart complexiond night, So flatter I the swart-complexioned night, swart-complexioned (adj.)
old form: swart complexiond
dark-faced, black-looking
Sonn.28.11
When sparkling stars twire not thou guil'st th' eauen. When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st th' even. twire (v.)twinkle, peep out, shine outSonn.28.12
even (n.)
old form: eauen
evening
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded
old form: guil'st
bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
But day doth daily draw my sorrowes longer, But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer, draw (v.)draw out, extend, prolongSonn.28.13
And night doth nightly make greefes length seeme stronger And night doth nightly make grief's length seem stronger.  Sonn.28.14
29 29  Sonn.29
WHen in disgrace with Fortune and mens eyes, When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes, Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindSonn.29.1
I all alone beweepe my out-cast state, I all alone beweep my outcast state, beweep (v.)
old form: beweepe
weep over, wet with tears
Sonn.29.2
And trouble deafe heauen with my bootlesse cries, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, bootless (adj.)
old form: bootlesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
Sonn.29.3
And looke vpon my selfe and curse my fate. And look upon myself and curse my fate,  Sonn.29.4
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,  Sonn.29.5
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possest, Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,  Sonn.29.6
Desiring this mans art, and that mans skope, Desiring this man's art and that man's scope, art (n.)accomplishment, achievement, skillSonn.29.7
scope (n.)
old form: skope
opportunity, liberty, free course of action
With what I most inioy contented least, With what I most enjoy contented least; enjoy (v.)
old form: inioy
possess with delight, take pleasure [in], savour
Sonn.29.8
Yet in these thoughts my selfe almost despising, Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,  Sonn.29.9
Haplye I thinke on thee, and then my state, Haply I think on thee, and then my state haply (adv.)
old form: Haplye
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
Sonn.29.10
(Like to the Larke at breake of daye arising) (Like to the lark at break of day arising)  Sonn.29.11
From sullen earth sings himns at Heauens gate, From sullen earth sings hymns at heaven's gate; sullen (adj.)dull, drab, sombreSonn.29.12
For thy sweet loue remembred such welth brings, For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings  Sonn.29.13
That then I skorne to change my state with Kings. That then I scorn to change my state with kings. change (v.)exchange, tradeSonn.29.14
30 30  Sonn.30
WHen to the Sessions of sweet silent thought, When to the sessions of sweet silent thought session, sessions (n.)judicial assembly, trial, courtSonn.30.1
I sommon vp remembrance of things past, I summon up remembrance of things past, remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionSonn.30.2
I sigh the lacke of many a thing I sought, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,  Sonn.30.3
And with old woes new waile my deare times waste: And with old woes new wail my dear times' waste:  Sonn.30.4
Then can I drowne an eye (vn-vs'd to flow) Then can I drown an eye (unused to flow)  Sonn.30.5
For precious friends hid in deaths dateles night, For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, dateless (adj.)
old form: dateles
everlasting, eternal, endless
Sonn.30.6
And weepe a fresh loues long since canceld woe, And weep afresh love's long-since cancelled woe, cancelled (adj.)
old form: canceld
made null and void, invalidated
Sonn.30.7
And mone th'expence of many a vannisht sight. And moan th' expense of many a vanished sight: expense (n.)
old form: expence
loss, using up, expending
Sonn.30.8
Then can I greeue at greeuances fore-gon, Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, grievance (n.)
old form: greeuances
distress, suffering, pain
Sonn.30.9
foregone (adj.)
old form: fore-gon
previous, prior, earlier
And heauily from woe to woe tell ore And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er heavily (adv.)
old form: heauily
sorrowfully, sadly, gloomily
Sonn.30.10
The sad account of fore-bemoned mone, The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, moan (n.)
old form: mone
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
Sonn.30.11
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
fore-bemoaned (adj.)
old form: fore-bemoned
previously lamented
Which I new pay, as if not payd before. Which I new pay, as if not paid before.  Sonn.30.12
But if the while I thinke on thee (deare friend) But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,  Sonn.30.13
All losses are restord, and sorrowes end. All losses are restored, and sorrows end.  Sonn.30.14
31 31  Sonn.31
Thy bosome is indeared with all hearts, Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts, bosom (n.)
old form: bosome
heart, inner person
Sonn.31.1
endeared (adj.)
old form: indeared
made more precious, increased in value
Which I by lacking haue supposed dead, Which I by lacking have supposed dead,  Sonn.31.2
And there raignes Loue and all Loues louing parts, And there reigns Love and all Love's loving parts, part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]Sonn.31.3
And all those friends which I thought buried. And all those friends which I thought buried.  Sonn.31.4
How many a holy and obsequious teare How many a holy and obsequious tear obsequious (adj.)dutiful [without suggesting servility]; appropriate after a deathSonn.31.5
Hath deare religious loue stolne from mine eye, Hath dear religious love stol'n from mine eye, religious (adj.)devout, conscientious, scrupulousSonn.31.6
As interest of the dead, which now appeare, As interest of the dead, which now appear,  Sonn.31.7
But things remou'd that hidden in there lie. But things removed that hidden in thee lie.  Sonn.31.8
Thou art the graue where buried loue doth liue, Thou art the grave where buried love doth live,  Sonn.31.9
Hung with the tropheis of my louers gon, Hung with the trophies of my lovers gone,  Sonn.31.10
Who all their parts of me to thee did giue, Who all their parts of me to thee did give;  Sonn.31.11
That due of many, now is thine alone. That due of many now is thine alone.  Sonn.31.12
Their images I lou'd, I view in thee, Their images I loved, I view in thee,  Sonn.31.13
And thou (all they) hast all the all of me. And thou (all they) hast all the all of me.  Sonn.31.14
32 32  Sonn.32
IF thou suruiue my well contented daie, If thou survive my well-contented day,  Sonn.32.1
When that churle death my bones with dust shall couer When that churl Death my bones with dust shall cover, churl (n.)
old form: churle
villain, contemptible fellow
Sonn.32.2
And shalt by fortune once more re-suruay: And shalt by fortune once more re-survey  Sonn.32.3
These poore rude lines of thy deceased Louer: These poor rude lines of thy deceased lover, rude (adj.)amateurish, inexpert, lacking polishSonn.32.4
Compare them with the bett'ring of the time, Compare them with the bett'ring of the time,  Sonn.32.5
And though they be out-stript by euery pen, And though they be outstripped by every pen,  Sonn.32.6
Reserue them for my loue, not for their rime, Reserve them for my love, not for their rhyme, reserve (v.)
old form: Reserue
preserve, retain, keep
Sonn.32.7
Exceeded by the hight of happier men. Exceeded by the height of happier men.  Sonn.32.8
Oh then voutsafe me but this louing thought, Oh then vouchsafe me but this loving thought:  Sonn.32.9
Had my friends Muse growne with this growing age, Had my friend's Muse grown with this growing age,  Sonn.32.10
A dearer birth then this his loue had brought A dearer birth than this his love had brought bring (v.)bring forth, give birth toSonn.32.11
dear (adj.)of great worth, valuable, precious
To march in ranckes of better equipage: To march in ranks of better equipage: equipage (n.)equipment, fitted-out conditionSonn.32.12
But since he died and Poets better proue, But since he died and poets better prove,  Sonn.32.13
Theirs for their stile ile read, his for his loue. Theirs for their style I'll read, his for his love.  Sonn.32.14
33 33  Sonn.33
FVll many a glorious morning haue I seene, Full many a glorious morning have I seen  Sonn.33.1
Flatter the mountaine tops with soueraine eie, Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,  Sonn.33.2
Kissing with golden face the meddowes greene; Kissing with golden face the meadows green,  Sonn.33.3
Guilding pale streames with heauenly alcumy: Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchymy: alchemy, alchymy (n.)
old form: alcumy
wondrous transformation, miraculous transmutation
Sonn.33.4
Anon permit the basest cloudes to ride, Anon permit the basest clouds to ride anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlySonn.33.5
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
With ougly rack on his celestiall face, With ugly rack on his celestial face, rack (n.)[of clouds] driven accumulation, billowing movementSonn.33.6
And from the for-lorne world his visage hide And from the forlorn world his visage hide, visage (n.)face, countenanceSonn.33.7
Stealing vnseene to west with this disgrace: Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace: disgrace (n.)disfigurement, marringSonn.33.8
Euen so my Sunne one early morne did shine, Even so my Sun one early morn did shine morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Sonn.33.9
With all triumphant splendor on my brow, With all triumphant splendour on my brow; brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.33.10
But out alack, he was but one houre mine, But out, alack, he was but one hour mine; out (adv.)at an end, finishedSonn.33.11
The region cloude hath mask'd him from me now. The region cloud hath masked him from me now. region (adj.)in the sky, of the airSonn.33.12
Yet him for this, my loue no whit disdaineth, Yet him for this, my love no whit disdaineth;  Sonn.33.13
Suns of the world may staine, whẽ heauens sun stainteh. Suns of the world may stain, when heaven's sun staineth.  Sonn.33.14
34 34  Sonn.34
WHy didst thou promise such a beautious day, Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day,  Sonn.34.1
And make me trauaile forth without my cloake, And make me travel forth without my cloak, travail, travel (v.)
old form: trauaile
travel, journey [often overlapping with sense 1]
Sonn.34.2
To let bace cloudes ore-take me in my way, To let base clouds o'ertake me in my way, base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthySonn.34.3
Hiding thy brau'ry in their rotten smoke. Hiding thy brav'ry in their rotten smoke? bravery (n.)
old form: brau'ry
splendour, fine display, ostentation
Sonn.34.4
smoke (n.)mist, fog, vapours
Tis not enough that through the cloude thou breake, 'Tis not enough that through the cloud thou break,  Sonn.34.5
To dry the raine on my storme-beaten face, To dry the rain on my storm-beaten face  Sonn.34.6
For no man well of such a salue can speake, For no man well of such a salve can speak salve (n.)
old form: salue
healing ointment
Sonn.34.7
That heales the wound, and cures not the disgrace: That heals the wound and cures not the disgrace:  Sonn.34.8
Nor can thy shame giue phisicke to my griefe, Nor can thy shame give physic to my grief; physic (n.)
old form: phisicke
medicine, healing, treatment
Sonn.34.9
grief (n.)
old form: griefe
pain, torment, distress
Though thou repent, yet I haue still the losse, Though thou repent, yet I have still the loss:  Sonn.34.10
Th' offenders sorrow lends but weake reliefe Th' offender's sorrow lends but weak relief  Sonn.34.11
To him that beares the strong offenses losse. To him that bears the strong offence's cross. cross (n.)trial, affliction, troubleSonn.34.12
Ah but those teares are pearle which thy loue sheeds, Ah, but those tears are pearl which thy love sheds, sheed (v.)shedSonn.34.13
And they are ritch, and ransome all ill deeds. And they are rich, and ransom all ill deeds. ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoralSonn.34.14
35 35  Sonn.35
NO more bee greeu'd at that which thou hast done, No more be grieved at that which thou hast done:  Sonn.35.1
Roses haue thornes, and siluer fountaines mud, Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;  Sonn.35.2
Cloudes and eclipses staine both Moone and Sunne, Clouds and eclipses stain both Moon and Sun, stain (v.)
old form: staine
obscure, hide, blot out
Sonn.35.3
And loathsome canker liues in sweetest bud. And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud. canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasiteSonn.35.4
All men make faults, and euen I in this, All men make faults, and even I in this,  Sonn.35.5
Authorizing thy trespas with compare, Authorizing thy trespass with compare, compare (n.)comparison, simile, analogySonn.35.6
My selfe corrupting saluing thy amisse, Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss, amiss (n.)
old form: amisse
fault, offence, misdeed
Sonn.35.7
salve (v.)
old form: saluing
heal, remedy, make good
Excusing their sins more then their sins are: Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are:  Sonn.35.8
For to thy sensuall fault I bring in sence, For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense,  Sonn.35.9
Thy aduerse party is thy Aduocate, Thy adverse party is thy advocate,  Sonn.35.10
And gainst my selfe a lawfull plea commence, And 'gainst myself a lawful plea commence:  Sonn.35.11
Such ciuill war is in my loue and hate, Such civil war is in my love and hate  Sonn.35.12
That I an accessary needs must be, That I an accessary needs must be  Sonn.35.13
To that sweet theefe which sourely robs from me, To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.  Sonn.35.14
36 36  Sonn.36
LEt me confesse that we two must be twaine, Let me confess that we two must be twain, confess (v.)
old form: confesse
acknowledge, recognize, admit
Sonn.36.1
twain (adj.)
old form: twaine
separated, not united, estranged
Although our vndeuided loues are one: Although our undivided loves are one:  Sonn.36.2
So shall those blots that do with me remaine, So shall those blots that do with me remain, blot (n.)stain, disgrace, blemishSonn.36.3
Without thy helpe, by me be borne alone. Without thy help, by me be borne alone.  Sonn.36.4
In our two loues there is but one respect, In our two loves there is but one respect, respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstanceSonn.36.5
Though in our liues a seperable spight, Though in our lives a separable spite, spite (n.)
old form: spight
annoyance, vexation, irritation
Sonn.36.6
separable (adj.)
old form: seperable
which causes separation, with divisive power
Which though it alter not loues sole effect, Which though it alter not love's sole effect, sole (adj.)unique, unrivalled, singularSonn.36.7
Yet doth it steale sweet houres from loues delight, Yet doth it steal sweet hours from love's delight.  Sonn.36.8
I may not euer-more acknowledge thee, I may not evermore acknowledge thee,  Sonn.36.9
Least my bewailed guilt should do thee shame, Lest my bewailed guilt should do thee shame,  Sonn.36.10
Nor thou with publike kindnesse honour me, Nor thou with public kindness honour me,  Sonn.36.11
Vnlesse thou take that honour from thy name: Unless thou take that honour from thy name:  Sonn.36.12
But doe not so, I loue thee in such sort, But do not so; I love thee in such sort sort (n.)way, mannerSonn.36.13
As thou being mine, mine is thy good report. As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.  Sonn.36.14
37 37  Sonn.37
AS a decrepit father takes delight, As a decrepit father takes delight  Sonn.37.1
To see his actiue childe do deeds of youth, To see his active child do deeds of youth,  Sonn.37.2
So I, made lame by Fortunes dearest spight So I, made lame by Fortune's dearest spite, dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hardSonn.37.3
spite (n.)
old form: spight
malice, ill-will, hatred
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth. Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth.  Sonn.37.4
For whether beauty, birth, or wealth, or wit, For whether beauty, birth, or wealth, or wit, wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilitySonn.37.5
Or any of these all, or all, or more Or any of these all, or all, or more,  Sonn.37.6
Intitled in their parts, do crowned sit, Entitled in thy parts, do crowned sit, entitle, intitle (v.)have a rightful claim [to]Sonn.37.7
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
I make my loue ingrafted to this store: I make my love engrafted to this store: ingrafted, engrafted (adj.)closely fastened, firmly fixedSonn.37.8
So then I am not lame, poore, nor dispis'd, So then I am not lame, poor, nor despised,  Sonn.37.9
Whilst that this shadow doth such substance giue, Whilst that this shadow doth such substance give,  Sonn.37.10
That I in thy abundance am suffic'd, That I in thy abundance am sufficed, suffice (v.)
old form: suffic'd
satisfy, nourish, provide for
Sonn.37.11
And by a part of all thy glory liue: And by a part of all thy glory live.  Sonn.37.12
Looke what is best, that best I wish in thee, Look what is best, that best I wish in thee: look what (conj.)
old form: Looke
whatever
Sonn.37.13
This wish I haue, then ten times happy me. This wish I have, then ten times happy me!  Sonn.37.14
38 38  Sonn.38
HOw can my Muse want subiect to inuent How can my Muse want subject to invent, invent (v.)
old form: inuent
create, compose, write creatively
Sonn.38.1
want (v.)lack, need, be without
While thou dost breath that poor'st into my verse, While thou dost breathe that pour'st into my verse  Sonn.38.2
Thine owne sweet argument, to excellent, Thine own sweet argument, too excellent argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topicSonn.38.3
For euery vulgar paper to rehearse: For every vulgar paper to rehearse? vulgar (n.)familiar, ordinary, everydaySonn.38.4
paper (n.)piece of writing, composition
rehearse (v.)relate, recount, give an account of
Oh giue thy selfe the thankes if ought in me, Oh give thyself the thanks if aught in me aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Sonn.38.5
Worthy perusal stand against thy sight, Worthy perusal stand against thy sight;  Sonn.38.6
For who's so dumbe that cannot write to thee, For who's so dumb that cannot write to thee,  Sonn.38.7
When thou thy selfe dost giue inuention light? When thou thyself dost give invention light? invention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
Sonn.38.8
Be thou the tenth Muse, ten times more in worth Be thou the tenth Muse, ten times more in worth  Sonn.38.9
Then those old nine which rimers inuocate, Than those old nine which rhymers invocate, rhymer (n.)[disparaging] versifier, rhymesterSonn.38.10
And he that calls on thee, let him bring forth And he that calls on thee, let him bring forth  Sonn.38.11
Eternal numbers to out-liue long date. Eternal numbers to outlive long date. eternal (adj.)immortal, everlastingSonn.38.12
number (n.)(plural) verses, lines
If my slight Muse doe please these curious daies, If my slight Muse do please these curious days, curious (adj.)particular, difficult to satisfy, hard to pleaseSonn.38.13
slight (adj.)worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothing
The paine be mine, but thine shal be the praise. The pain be mine, but thine shall be the praise.  Sonn.38.14
39 39  Sonn.39
OH how thy worth with manners may I singe, Oh how thy worth with manners may I sing,  Sonn.39.1
When thou art all the better part of me? When thou art all the better part of me?  Sonn.39.2
What can mine owne praise to mine owne selfe bring; What can mine own praise to mine own self bring?  Sonn.39.3
And what is't but mine owne when I praise thee, And what is't but mine own when I praise thee?  Sonn.39.4
Euen for this, let vs deuided liue, Even for this, let us divided live,  Sonn.39.5
And our deare loue loose name of single one, And our dear love lose name of single one,  Sonn.39.6
That by this seperation I may giue: That by this separation I may give  Sonn.39.7
That due to thee which thou deseru'st alone: That due to thee which thou deserv'st alone.  Sonn.39.8
Oh absence what a torment wouldst thou proue, Oh absence, what a torment wouldst thou prove,  Sonn.39.9
Were it not thy soure leisure gaue sweet leaue, Were it not thy sour leisure gave sweet leave  Sonn.39.10
To entertaine the time with thoughts of loue, To entertain the time with thoughts of love, entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
while away, pass away
Sonn.39.11
Which time and thoughts so sweetly dost deceiue. Which time and thoughts so sweetly doth deceive,  Sonn.39.12
And that thou teachest how to make one twaine, And that thou teachest how to make one twain,  Sonn.39.13
By praising him here who doth hence remaine. By praising him here who doth hence remain.  Sonn.39.14
40 40  Sonn.40
TAke all my loues, my loue, yea take them all, Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;  Sonn.40.1
What hast thou then more then thou hadst before? What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?  Sonn.40.2
No loue, my loue, that thou maist true loue call, No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;  Sonn.40.3
All mine was thine, before thou hadst this more: All mine was thine before thou hadst this more:  Sonn.40.4
Then if for my loue, thou my loue receiuest, Then if for my love, thou my love receivest,  Sonn.40.5
I cannot blame thee, for my loue thou vsest, I cannot blame thee, for my love thou usest;  Sonn.40.6
But yet be blam'd, if thou this selfe deceauest But yet be blamed, if thou thyself deceivest  Sonn.40.7
By wilfull taste of what thy selfe refusest. By wilful taste of what thyself refusest.  Sonn.40.8
I doe forgiue thy robb'rie gentle theefe I do forgive thy robb'ry, gentle thief, gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindSonn.40.9
Although thou steale thee all my pouerty: Although thou steal thee all my poverty:  Sonn.40.10
And yet loue knowes it is a greater griefe And yet love knows it is a greater grief grief (n.)
old form: griefe
pain, torment, distress
Sonn.40.11
To beare loues wrong, then hates knowne iniury. To bear love's wrong than hate's known injury.  Sonn.40.12
Lasciuious grace, in whom all il wel showes, Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows, ill (n.)
old form: il
wrong, injury, harm, evil
Sonn.40.13
Kill me with spights yet we must not be foes. Kill me with spites; yet we must not be foes.  Sonn.40.14
41 41  Sonn.41
THose pretty wrongs that liberty commits, Those petty wrongs that liberty commits, pretty (adj.)childish, trifling, naiveSonn.41.1
liberty (n.)unrestrained act, improper licence, reckless freedom
When I am some-time absent from thy heart, When I am sometime absent from thy heart, sometime (adv.)
old form: some-time
sometimes, now and then
Sonn.41.2
Thy beautie, and thy yeares full well befits, Thy beauty and thy years full well befits,  Sonn.41.3
For still temptation followes where thou art. For still temptation follows where thou art. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.41.4
Gentle thou art, and therefore to be wonne, Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won, gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindSonn.41.5
Beautious thou art, therefore to be assailed. Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assailed; assail (v.)approach with offers of love, woo with vigour, attempt to seduceSonn.41.6
And when a woman woes, what womans sonne, And when a woman woos, what woman's son  Sonn.41.7
Will sourely leaue her till he haue preuailed. Will sourly leave her till he have prevailed? prevail (v.)
old form: preuailed
succeed in seduction, have one's way [in a sexual encounter]
Sonn.41.8
Aye me, but yet thou mighst my seate forbeare, Ay me, but yet thou mightst my seat forbear, forbear (v.)
old form: forbeare
leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
Sonn.41.9
And chide thy beauty, and thy straying youth, And chide thy beauty and thy straying youth, chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveSonn.41.10
Who lead thee in their ryot euen there Who lead thee in their riot even there riot (n.)
old form: ryot
dissipation, debauchery, wantonness
Sonn.41.11
Where thou art forst to breake a two-fold truth: Where thou art forced to break a two-fold truth: truth (n.)loyalty, allegiance, faithfulnessSonn.41.12
Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee, Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee,  Sonn.41.13
Thine by thy beautie beeing false to me. Thine by thy beauty being false to me. false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulSonn.41.14
42 42  Sonn.42
THat thou hast her it is not all my griefe, That thou hast her it is not all my grief, grief (n.)
old form: griefe
pain, torment, distress
Sonn.42.1
And yet it may be said I lou'd her deerely, And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;  Sonn.42.2
That she hath thee is of my wayling cheefe, That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,  Sonn.42.3
A losse in loue that touches me more neerely. A loss in love that touches me more nearly. touch (v.)affect, move, stirSonn.42.4
Louing offendors thus I will excuse yee, Loving offenders, thus I will excuse ye:  Sonn.42.5
Thou doost loue her, because thou knowst I loue her, Thou dost love her, because thou know'st I love her,  Sonn.42.6
And for my sake euen so doth she abuse me, And for my sake even so doth she abuse me, abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrongSonn.42.7
Suffring my friend for my sake to approoue her, Suff'ring my friend for my sake to approve her. approve (v.)
old form: approoue
commend, praise, show to be worthy
Sonn.42.8
suffer (v.)
old form: Suffring
allow, permit, let
If I loose thee, my losse is my loues gaine, If I lose thee, my loss is my love's gain,  Sonn.42.9
And loosing her, my friend hath found that losse, And losing her, my friend hath found that loss;  Sonn.42.10
Both finde each other, and I loose both twaine, Both find each other, and I lose both twain,  Sonn.42.11
And both for my sake lay on me this crosse, And both for my sake lay on me this cross: cross (n.)
old form: crosse
trial, affliction, trouble
Sonn.42.12
But here's the ioy, my friend and I are one, But here's the joy: my friend and I are one;  Sonn.42.13
Sweete flattery, then she loues but me alone. Sweet flattery, then she loves but me alone. flattery (n.)pleasing plausibility, gratifying deception, self-delusionSonn.42.14
43 43  Sonn.43
WHen most I winke then doe mine eyes best see. When most I wink then do mine eyes best see, wink (v.)
old form: winke
shut one's eyes
Sonn.43.1
For all the day they view things vnrespected, For all the day they view things unrespected; unrespected (adj.)
old form: vnrespected
of little value, lacking real interest
Sonn.43.2
But when I sleepe, in dreames they looke on thee, But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,  Sonn.43.3
And darkely bright, are bright in darke directed. And darkly bright are bright in dark directed.  Sonn.43.4
Then thou whose shaddow shaddowes doth make bright, Then thou whose shadow shadows doth make bright, shadow (n.)
old form: shaddow
shade, seclusion, place of retirement
Sonn.43.5
shadow (n.)
old form: shaddowes
illusion, unreal image, delusion
How would thy shadowes forme, forme happy show, How would thy shadow's form form happy show shadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
illusion, unreal image, delusion
Sonn.43.6
form (n.)
old form: forme
substance, essence, true meaning
To the cleere day with thy much cleerer light, To the clear day with thy much clearer light,  Sonn.43.7
When to vn-seeing eyes thy shade shines so? When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so? shade (n.)shadow, unreal image, unsubstantial semblanceSonn.43.8
How would (I say) mine eyes be blessed made, How would (I say) mine eyes be blessed made  Sonn.43.9
By looking on thee in the liuing day? By looking on thee in the living day,  Sonn.43.10
When in dead night their faire imperfect shade, When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade shade (n.)shadow, unreal image, unsubstantial semblanceSonn.43.11
Through heauy sleepe on sightlesse eyes doth stay? Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay?  Sonn.43.12
All dayes are nights to see till I see thee, All days are nights to see till I see thee,  Sonn.43.13
And nights bright daies when dreams do shew thee me. And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.  Sonn.43.14
44 44  Sonn.44
IF the dull substance of my flesh were thought, If the dull substance of my flesh were thought, dull (adj.)dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactiveSonn.44.1
Iniurious distance should not stop my way, Injurious distance should not stop my way, injurious (adj.)
old form: Iniurious
causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
Sonn.44.2
stop (v.)block, hinder, impede, obstruct
For then dispight of space I would be brought, For then despite of space I would be brought  Sonn.44.3
From limits farre remote, where thou doost stay, From limits far remote where thou dost stay. limit (n.)delimited territory, precinct, bounded regionSonn.44.4
No matter then although my foote did stand No matter then although my foot did stand  Sonn.44.5
Vpon the farthest earth remoou'd from thee, Upon the farthest earth removed from thee,  Sonn.44.6
For nimble thought can iumpe both sea and land, For nimble thought can jump both sea and land,  Sonn.44.7
As soone as thinke the place where he would be. As soon as think the place where he would be.  Sonn.44.8
But ah, thought kills me that I am not thought But ah, thought kills me that I am not thought  Sonn.44.9
To leape large lengths of miles when thou art gone, To leap large lengths of miles when thou art gone,  Sonn.44.10
But that so much of earth and water wrought, But that so much of earth and water wrought  Sonn.44.11
I must attend, times leasure with my mone. I must attend time's leisure with my moan, attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Sonn.44.12
moan (n.)
old form: mone
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
Receiuing naughts by elements so sloe, Receiving nought by elements so slow,  Sonn.44.13
But heauie teares, badges of eithers woe. But heavy tears, badges of either's woe. badge (n.)outward sign, symbol, markSonn.44.14
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
45 45  Sonn.45
THe other two, slight ayre, and purging fire, The other two, slight air and purging fire, slight (adj.)light, insubstantial, lacking soliditySonn.45.1
Are both with thee, where euer I abide, Are both with thee, wherever I abide;  Sonn.45.2
The first my thought, the other my desire, The first my thought, the other my desire,  Sonn.45.3
These present absent with swift motion slide. These present absent with swift motion slide.  Sonn.45.4
For when these quicker Elements are gone For when these quicker elements are gone quick (adj.)living, vital, full of lifeSonn.45.5
In tender Embassie of loue to thee, In tender embassy of love to thee, embassy (n.)
old form: Embassie
message [especially via an ambassador]
Sonn.45.6
My life being made of foure, with two alone, My life, being made of four, with two alone  Sonn.45.7
Sinkes downe to death, opprest with melancholie, Sinks down to death, oppressed with melancholy,  Sonn.45.8
Vntill liues composition be recured, Until life's composition be recured composition (n.)constitution, make-up, state [of mind and body]Sonn.45.9
recure (v.)heal, make whole, restore to health
By those swift messengers return'd from thee, By those swift messengers returned from thee,  Sonn.45.10
Who euen but now come back againe assured, Who even but now come back again, assured  Sonn.45.11
Of their faire health, recounting it to me. Of thy fair health, recounting it to me. fair (adj.)
old form: faire
healthy, sound, fit
Sonn.45.12
This told, I ioy, but then no longer glad, This told, I joy, but then no longer glad, joy (v.)
old form: ioy
feel joy, be happy, rejoice
Sonn.45.13
I send them back againe and straight grow sad. I send them back again and straight grow sad. sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemnSonn.45.14
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
46 46  Sonn.46
MIne eye and heart are at a mortall warre, Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war,  Sonn.46.1
How to deuide the conquest of thy sight, How to divide the conquest of thy sight;  Sonn.46.2
Mine eye, my heart their pictures sight would barre, Mine eye my heart thy picture's sight would bar,  Sonn.46.3
My heart, mine eye the freeedome of that right, My heart mine eye the freedom of that right.  Sonn.46.4
My heart doth plead that thou in him doost lye, My heart doth plead that thou in him dost lie  Sonn.46.5
(A closet neuer pearst with christall eyes) (A closet never pierced with crystal eyes) closet (n.)enclosure surrounding the heart, pericardiumSonn.46.6
But the defendant doth that plea deny, But the defendant doth that plea deny,  Sonn.46.7
And sayes in him their faire appearance lyes. And says in him thy fair appearance lies.  Sonn.46.8
To side this title is impannelled To 'cide this title is impannelled impannel, empannel (v.)enrol, oblige to appear in a courtSonn.46.9
A quest of thoughts, all tennants to the heart, A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart, title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlementSonn.46.10
quest (n.)jury, body of persons appointed to hold an inquiry
And by their verdict is determined And by their verdict is determined determine (v.)resolve, decide, settle [on]Sonn.46.11
The cleere eyes moyitie, and the deare hearts part. The clear eye's moiety and the dear heart's part: moiety (n.)
old form: moyitie
share, portion, part
Sonn.46.12
As thus, mine eyes due is their outward part, As thus: mine eye's due is thy outward part,  Sonn.46.13
And my hearts right, their inward loue of heart. And my heart's right thy inward love of heart.  Sonn.46.14
47 47  Sonn.47
BEtwixt mine eye and heart a league is tooke, Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,  Sonn.47.1
And each doth good turnes now vnto the other, And each doth good turns now unto the other:  Sonn.47.2
When that mine eye is famisht for a looke, When that mine eye is famished for a look,  Sonn.47.3
Or heart in loue with sighes himselfe doth smother; Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother,  Sonn.47.4
With my loues picture then my eye doth feast, With my love's picture then my eye doth feast  Sonn.47.5
And to the painted banquet bids my heart: And to the painted banquet bids my heart:  Sonn.47.6
An other time mine eye is my hearts guest, Another time mine eye is my heart's guest,  Sonn.47.7
And in his thoughts of loue doth share a part. And in his thoughts of love doth share a part. share (v.)take, receive, have [as one's share]Sonn.47.8
So either by thy picture or my loue, So either by thy picture or my love,  Sonn.47.9
Thy seife away, are present still with me, Thyself away art present still with me,  Sonn.47.10
For thou nor farther then my thoughts canst moue, For thou not farther than my thoughts canst move,  Sonn.47.11
And I am still with them, and they with thee. And I am still with them, and they with thee;  Sonn.47.12
Or if they sleepe, thy picture in my sight Or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight  Sonn.47.13
Awakes my heart, to hearts and eyes delight. Awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.  Sonn.47.14
48 48  Sonn.48
HOw carefull was I when I tooke my way, How careful was I when I took my way,  Sonn.48.1
Each trifle vnder truest barres to thrust, Each trifle under truest bars to thrust, bar (n.)
old form: barres
lock, barrier, barricade
Sonn.48.2
true (adj.)reliable, trustworthy, dependable
That to my vse it might vn-vsed stay That to my use it might unused stay stay (v.)remain, continue, endureSonn.48.3
From hands of falsehood, in sure wards of trust? From hands of falsehood, in sure wards of trust! ward (n.)guard, protection, defenceSonn.48.4
But thou, to whom my iewels trifles are, But thou, to whom my jewels trifles are,  Sonn.48.5
Most worthy comfort, now my greatest griefe, Most worthy comfort, now my greatest grief,  Sonn.48.6
Thou best of deerest, and mine onely care, Thou best of dearest and mine only care, care (n.)responsibility, duty, matter of concernSonn.48.7
Art left the prey of euery vulgar theefe. Art left the prey of every vulgar thief.  Sonn.48.8
Thee haue I not lockt vp in any chest, Thee have I not locked up in any chest,  Sonn.48.9
Saue where thou art not, though I feele thou art, Save where thou art not, though I feel thou art,  Sonn.48.10
Within the gentle closure of my brest, Within the gentle closure of my breast, closure (n.)enclosure, bound, limitSonn.48.11
gentle (adj.)peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
From whence at pleasure thou maist come and part, From whence at pleasure thou mayst come and part;  Sonn.48.12
And euen thence thou wilt be stolne I feare, And even thence thou wilt be stol'n, I fear,  Sonn.48.13
For truth prooues theeuish for a prize so deare. For truth proves thievish for a prize so dear.  Sonn.48.14
49 49  Sonn.49
AGainst that time (if cuer that time come) Against that time (if ever that time come) against, 'gainst (prep.)in preparation for, in anticipation ofSonn.49.1
When I shall see thee frowne on my defects, When I shall see thee frown on my defects,  Sonn.49.2
When as thy loue hath cast his vtmost summe, Whenas thy love hath cast his utmost sum,  Sonn.49.3
Cauld to that audite by aduis'd respects, Called to that audit by advised respects; audit (n.)
old form: audite
account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]
Sonn.49.4
advised, avised (adj.)
old form: aduis'd
judicious, wise, prudent
respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstance
Against that time when thou shalt strangely passe, Against that time when thou shalt strangely pass, strangely (adv.)like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly mannerSonn.49.5
And scarcely greete me with that sunne thine eye, And scarcely greet me with that sun thine eye,  Sonn.49.6
When loue conuerted from the thing it was When love converted from the thing it was convert (v.)
old form: conuerted
change, transform, alter
Sonn.49.7
Shall reasons finde of setled grauitie. Shall reasons find of settled gravity; settled (adj.)
old form: setled
calm, steadfast, composed
Sonn.49.8
gravity (n.)
old form: grauitie
respectability, authority, dignified position
Against that time do I insconce me here Against that time do I ensconce me here ensconce, insconce (v.)
old form: insconce
secure, establish oneself firmly
Sonn.49.9
Within the knowledge of mine owne desart, Within the knowledge of mine own desart, desert, desart (n.)
old form: desart
worth, merit, deserving
Sonn.49.10
And this my hand, against my selfe vpreare, And this my hand against myself uprear uprear (v.)
old form: vpreare
upraise, lift up
Sonn.49.11
To guard the lawfull reasons on thy part, To guard the lawful reasons on thy part: guard (v.)safeguard, protect, justifySonn.49.12
To leaue poore me, thou hast the strength of lawes, To leave poor me thou hast the strength of laws,  Sonn.49.13
Since why to loue, I can alledge no cause. Since why to love I can allege no cause.  Sonn.49.14
50 50  Sonn.50
HOw heauie doe I iourney on the way, How heavy do I journey on the way, heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
weary, exhausted, worn out
Sonn.50.1
When what I seeke (my wearie trauels end) When what I seek (my weary travel's end)  Sonn.50.2
Doth teach that ease and that repose to say Doth teach that ease and that repose to say  Sonn.50.3
Thus farre the miles are measurde from thy friend. Thus far the miles are measured from thy friend.  Sonn.50.4
The beast that beares me, tired with my woe, The beast that bears me, tired with my woe,  Sonn.50.5
Plods duly on, to beare that waight in me, Plods dully on, to bear that weight in me,  Sonn.50.6
As if by some instinct the wretch did know As if by some instinct the wretch did know  Sonn.50.7
His rider lou'd not speed being made from thee: His rider loved not speed being made from thee:  Sonn.50.8
The bloody spurre cannot prouoke him on, The bloody spur cannot provoke him on  Sonn.50.9
That some-times anger thrusts into his hide, That sometimes anger thrusts into his hide,  Sonn.50.10
Which heauily he answers with a grone, Which heavily he answers with a groan,  Sonn.50.11
More sharpe to me then spurring to his side, More sharp to me than spurring to his side;  Sonn.50.12
For that same grone doth put this in my mind, For that same groan doth put this in my mind:  Sonn.50.13
My greefe lies onward and my ioy behind. My grief lies onward and my joy behind.  Sonn.50.14
51 51  Sonn.51
THus can my loue excuse the slow offence, Thus can my love excuse the slow offence  Sonn.51.1
Of my dull bearer, when from thee I speed, Of my dull bearer, when from thee I speed: speed (v.)travel speedily, make a hasty expeditionSonn.51.2
From where thou art, why shoulld I hast me thence, From where thou art why should I haste me thence?  Sonn.51.3
Till I returne of posting is noe need. Till I return, of posting is no need. posting (n.)haste, speed, rushSonn.51.4
O what excuse will my poore beast then find, O, what excuse will my poor beast then find,  Sonn.51.5
When swift extremity can seeme but slow, When swift extremity can seem but slow?  Sonn.51.6
Then should I spurre though mounted on the wind, Then should I spur, though mounted on the wind;  Sonn.51.7
In winged speed no motion shall I know, In winged speed no motion shall I know:  Sonn.51.8
Then can no horse with my desire keepe pace, Then can no horse with my desire keep pace;  Sonn.51.9
Therefore desire (of perfects loue being made) Therefore desire (of perfect'st love being made)  Sonn.51.10
Shall naigh noe dull flesh in his fiery race, Shall neigh, no dull flesh in his fiery race,  Sonn.51.11
But loue, for loue, thus shall excuse my iade, But love, for love, thus shall excuse my jade; jade (n.)
old form: iade
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
Sonn.51.12
Since from thee going, he went wilfull slow, Since from thee going he went wilful slow, wilful (adv.)
old form: wilfull
wilfully, deliberately
Sonn.51.13
Towards thee ile run, and giue him leaue to goe. Towards thee I'll run, and give him leave to go.  Sonn.51.14
52 52  Sonn.52
SO am I as the rich whose blessed key, So am I as the rich, whose blessed key  Sonn.52.1
Can bring him to his sweet vp-locked treasure, Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure, up-locked (adj.)
old form: vp-locked
locked-up, hidden safely away
Sonn.52.2
The which he will not eu'ry hower suruay, The which he will not ev'ry hour survey,  Sonn.52.3
For blunting the fine point of seldome pleasure. For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure. seldom (adj.)
old form: seldome
rare, infrequent, uncommon
Sonn.52.4
Therefore are feasts so sollemne and so rare, Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare, rare (adj.)infrequent, uncommon, few in numberSonn.52.5
Since sildom comming in the long yeare set, Since, seldom coming in the long year set,  Sonn.52.6
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are, Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,  Sonn.52.7
Or captaine Iewells in the carconet. Or captain jewels in the carcanet. carcanet (n.)
old form: carconet
jewelled necklace
Sonn.52.8
captain (adj.)
old form: captaine
principal, pre-eminent, chief
So is the time that keepes you as my chest, So is the time that keeps you as my chest,  Sonn.52.9
Or as the ward-robe which the robe doth hide, Or as the wardrobe which the robe doth hide,  Sonn.52.10
To make some speciall instant speciall blest, To make some special instant special blest,  Sonn.52.11
By new vnfoulding his imprison'd pride. By new unfolding his imprisoned pride.  Sonn.52.12
Blessed are you whose worthinesse giues skope, Blessed are you whose worthiness gives scope,  Sonn.52.13
Being had to tryumph, being lackt to hope. Being had, to triumph, being lacked, to hope.  Sonn.52.14
53 53  Sonn.53
WHat is your substance, whereof are you made, What is your substance, whereof are you made,  Sonn.53.1
That millions of strange shaddowes on you tend? That millions of strange shadows on you tend? tend on / upon (v.)serve, follow, wait upon, escortSonn.53.2
shadow (n.)
old form: shaddowes
spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
strange (adj.)of another person, not one's own
Since euery one, hath euery one, one shade, Since every one hath, every one, one shade, shade (n.)shadow, unreal image, unsubstantial semblanceSonn.53.3
And you but one, can euery shaddow lend : And you but one, can every shadow lend.  Sonn.53.4
Describe Adonis and the counterfet, Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit counterfeit (n.)
old form: counterfet
likeness, portrait, image
Sonn.53.5
Adonis (n.)[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) Venus
Is poorely immitated after you, Is poorly imitated after you;  Sonn.53.6
On Hellens cheeke all art of beautie set, On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set, Helen (n.)woman renowned for her beauty, whose abduction from the Greeks by Paris of Troy caused the Trojan WarSonn.53.7
And you in Grecian tires are painted new: And you in Grecian tires are painted new: tire (n.)head-dress, ornament for the head, raimentSonn.53.8
Speake of the spring, and foyzon of the yeare, Speak of the spring and foizon of the year, foison, foizon (n.)
old form: foyzon
[pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
Sonn.53.9
The one doth shaddow of your beautie show, The one doth shadow of your beauty show, shadow (n.)
old form: shaddow
reflection, reflected image
Sonn.53.10
The other as your bountie doth appeare, The other as your bounty doth appear, bounty (n.)great generosity, gracious liberality, munificenceSonn.53.11
And you in euery blessed shape we know. And you in every blessed shape we know.  Sonn.53.12
In all externall grace you haue some part, In all external grace you have some part,  Sonn.53.13
But you like none, none you for constant heart. But you like none, none you, for constant heart.  Sonn.53.14
54 54  Sonn.54
OH how much more doth beautie beautious seeme, Oh how much more doth beauty beauteous seem  Sonn.54.1
By that sweet ornament which truth doth giue, By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!  Sonn.54.2
The Rose lookes faire, but fairer we it deeme The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem  Sonn.54.3
For that sweet odor, which doth in it liue: For that sweet odour which doth in it live.  Sonn.54.4
The Canker bloomes haue full as deepe a die, The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye canker-bloom (n.)
old form: Canker bloomes
blossom of the wild rose
Sonn.54.5
As the perfumed tincture of the Roses, As the perfumed tincture of the roses, tincture (n.)tinge, hint, flavourSonn.54.6
Hang on such thornes, and play as wantonly, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly, wantonly (adv.)playfully, frolicsomely, unrestrainedlySonn.54.7
When sommers breath their masked buds discloses: When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: disclose (v.)open up, unfold, uncloseSonn.54.8
But for their virtue only is their show, But, for their virtue only is their show,  Sonn.54.9
They liue vnwoo'd, and vnrespected fade, They live unwooed, and unrespected fade,  Sonn.54.10
Die to themselues. Sweet Roses doe not so, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;  Sonn.54.11
Of their sweet deathes, are sweetest odors made : Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:  Sonn.54.12
And so of you, beautious and louely youth, And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,  Sonn.54.13
When that shall vade, by verse distils your truth. When that shall fade, my verse distils your truth. vade (v.)fade, pass away, disappearSonn.54.14
55 55  Sonn.55
NOt marble, nor the guilded monument, Not marble, nor the gilded monuments  Sonn.55.1
Of Princes shall out-liue this powrefull rime, Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme,  Sonn.55.2
But you shall shine more bright in these contents But you shall shine more bright in these contents  Sonn.55.3
Then vnswept stone, besmeer'd with sluttish time. Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time.  Sonn.55.4
When wastefull warre shall Statues ouer-turne, When wasteful war shall statues overturn, wasteful (adj.)
old form: wastefull
destructive, devastating, ruinous
Sonn.55.5
And broiles roote out the worke of masonry, And broils root out the work of masonry, broil (n.)
old form: broiles
turmoil, confused fighting, battle
Sonn.55.6
Nor Mars his sword, nor warres quick fire shall burne: Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn Mars (n.)Roman god of warSonn.55.7
The liuing record of your memory. The living record of your memory.  Sonn.55.8
Gainst death, and all obliuious emnity 'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity all-oblivious
old form: all obliuious
forgetting everything
Sonn.55.9
Shall you pace forth, your praise shall stil finde roome, Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room, still (adv.)
old form: stil
constantly, always, continually
Sonn.55.10
Euen in the eyes of all posterity Even in the eyes of all posterity  Sonn.55.11
That weare this world out to the ending doome. That wear this world out to the ending doom.  Sonn.55.12
So til the iudgement that your selfe arise, So, till the judgement that yourself arise, judgement (n.)
old form: iudgement
judgement day
Sonn.55.13
You liue in this, and dwell in louers eies. You live in this, and dwell in lover's eyes.  Sonn.55.14
56 56  Sonn.56
Sweet loue renew thy force, be it not said Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said  Sonn.56.1
Thy edge should blunter be then apetite, Thy edge should blunter be than appetite, appetite (n.)
old form: apetite
sexual desire, passion
Sonn.56.2
Which but too daie by feeding is alaied, Which but today by feeding is allayed,  Sonn.56.3
To morrow sharpned in his former might. Tomorrow sharpened in his former might.  Sonn.56.4
So loue be thou, although too daie thou fill So, love, be thou; although today thou fill  Sonn.56.5
Thy hungrie eies, euen till they winck with fulnesse, Thy hungry eyes, even till they wink with fulness, wink (v.)
old form: winck
shut one's eyes
Sonn.56.6
Too morrow see againe, and doe not kill Tomorrow see again, and do not kill  Sonn.56.7
The spirit of Loue, with a perpetual dulnesse: The spirit of love with a perpetual dulness. dullness, dulness (n.)
old form: dulnesse
lethargy, sluggishness, inactivity
Sonn.56.8
Let this sad Intrim like the Ocean be Let this sad interim like the ocean be interim (n.)
old form: Intrim
interval, break, interlude
Sonn.56.9
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
Which parts the shore, where two contracted new, Which parts the shore, where two contracted new  Sonn.56.10
Come daily to the banckes, that when they see: Come daily to the banks, that when they see bank (n.)
old form: banckes
coast, shore
Sonn.56.11
Returne of loue, more blest may be the view. Return of love, more blest may be the view.  Sonn.56.12
As cal it Winter, which being ful of care, Else call it winter, which being full of care,  Sonn.56.13
Makes Sõmers welcome, thrice more wish'd, more rare. Makes summer's welcome thrice more wished, more rare. wish (v.)
old form: wish'd
hope, desire
Sonn.56.14
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
57 57  Sonn.57
BEing your slaue what should I doe but tend, Being your slave, what should I do but tend tend (v.)attend, wait on, serveSonn.57.1
Vpon the houres, and times of your desire? Upon the hours and times of your desire?  Sonn.57.2
I haue no precious time at al to spend; I have no precious time at all to spend,  Sonn.57.3
Nor seruices to doe til you require. Nor services to do, till you require.  Sonn.57.4
Nor dare I chide the world without end houre, Nor dare I chide the world without end hour, chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveSonn.57.5
Whilst I (my soueraine) watch the clock for you, Whilst I (my sovereign) watch the clock for you,  Sonn.57.6
Nor thinke the bitternesse of absence sowre, Nor think the bitterness of absence sour,  Sonn.57.7
When you haue bid your seruant once adieue. When you have bid your servant once adieu.  Sonn.57.8
Nor dare I question with my iealious thought, Nor dare I question with my jealous thought  Sonn.57.9
Where you may be, or your affaires suppose, Where you may be, or your affairs suppose, suppose (v.)guess at, speculate aboutSonn.57.10
But like a sad slaue stay and thinke of nought But like a sad slave stay and think of nought sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomySonn.57.11
Saue where you are, how happy you make those. Save where you are, how happy you make those.  Sonn.57.12
So true a foole is loue, that in your Will, So true a fool is love, that in your will,  Sonn.57.13
(Though you doe any thing) he thinkes no ill. Though you do any thing, he thinks no ill. ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evilSonn.57.14
58 58  Sonn.58
THat God forbid, that made me first your slaue, That god forbid that made me first your slave,  Sonn.58.1
I should in thought controule your times of pleasure, I should in thought control your times of pleasure,  Sonn.58.2
Or at your hand th' account of houres to craue, Or at your hand th' account of hours to crave,  Sonn.58.3
Being your vassail bound to staie your leisure. Being your vassal, bound to stay your leisure. vassal (n.)
old form: vassail
servant, slave, subject
Sonn.58.4
stay (v.)wait (for), await
leisure (n.)opportunity, moment, available time
Oh let me suffer (being at your beck) Oh let me suffer (being at your beck) beck (n.)beckoning, command, callSonn.58.5
suffer (v.)bear, endure, stand
Th' imprison'd absence of your libertie, Th' imprisoned absence of your liberty,  Sonn.58.6
And patience tame, to sufferance bide each check, And patience tame to sufferance bide each check, bide (v.)endure, suffer, undergoSonn.58.7
check (n.)repulse, reverse, resistance
tame (adj.)submissive, resigned, habituated
sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship
Without accusing you of iniury. Without accusing you of injury.  Sonn.58.8
Be where you list, your charter is so strong, Be where you list, your charter is so strong charter (n.)right, privilege, prerogativeSonn.58.9
list (v.)wish, like, please
That you your selfe may priuiledge your time That you yourself may privilege your time privilege (v.)
old form: priuiledge
authorize, license, sanction
Sonn.58.10
To what you will, to you it doth belong, To what you will, to you it doth belong,  Sonn.58.11
Your selfe to pardon of selfe-doing crime. Yourself to pardon of self-doing crime.  Sonn.58.12
I am to waite, though waiting so be hell, I am to wait, though waiting so be hell,  Sonn.58.13
Not blame your pleasure be it ill or well. Not blame your pleasure, be it ill or well. ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableSonn.58.14
59 59  Sonn.59
IF their bee nothing new, but that which is, If there be nothing new, but that which is  Sonn.59.1
Hath beene before, how are our braines beguild, Hath been before, how are our brains beguiled, beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trickSonn.59.2
Which laboring for inuention beare amisse Which labouring for invention bear amiss amiss (adv.)
old form: amisse
wrongly, improperly, in an unseemly way
Sonn.59.3
invention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
The second burthen of a former child? The second burthen of a former child? burden, burthen (n.)
old form: burthen
birth, state of pregnancy
Sonn.59.4
Oh that record could with a back-ward looke, Oh that record could with a backward look, record (n.)recollection, memorySonn.59.5
Euen of hue hundreth courses of the Sunne, Even of five hundred courses of the sun,  Sonn.59.6
Show me your image in some antique booke, Show me your image in some antique book, antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)ancient, olden, formerSonn.59.7
Since minde at first in carrecter was done. Since mind at first in character was done. character (n.)
old form: carrecter
handwriting, style of writing, lettering
Sonn.59.8
That I might see what the old world could say, That I might see what the old world could say  Sonn.59.9
To this composed wonder of your frame, To this composed wonder of your frame,  Sonn.59.10
Whether we are mended, or where better they, Whether we are mended, or where better they, mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put rightSonn.59.11
Or whether reuolution be the same. Or whether revolution be the same.  Sonn.59.12
Oh sure I am the wits of former daies, Oh sure I am, the wits of former days wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individualSonn.59.13
To subiects worse haue giuen admiring praise. To subjects worse have given admiring praise.  Sonn.59.14
60 60  Sonn.60
LIke as the waues make towards the pibled shore, Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, like as (conj.)just asSonn.60.1
So do our minuites hasten to their end, So do our minutes hasten to their end,  Sonn.60.2
Each changing place with that which goes before, Each changing place with that which goes before,  Sonn.60.3
In sequent toile all forwards do contend. In sequent toil all forwards do contend. contend (v.)make great efforts, strive vigorouslySonn.60.4
sequent (adj.)sequential, successive, one after another
Natiuity once in the maine of light. Nativity once in the main of light main (n.)
old form: maine
broad expanse, open view
Sonn.60.5
Crawles to maturity, wherewith being crown'd, Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crowned,  Sonn.60.6
Crooked eclipses gainst his glory fight, Crooked elipses 'gainst his glory fight, crooked (adj.)malignant, perverse, contrary, deviousSonn.60.7
glory (n.)splendour, magnificence, brilliance
And time that gaue, doth now his gift confound. And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.  Sonn.60.8
Time doth transfixe the florish set on youth, Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth,  Sonn.60.9
And delues the paralels in beauties brow, And delves the parallels in beauty's brow, brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.60.10
Feedes on the rarities of natures truth, Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,  Sonn.60.11
And nothing stands but for his sieth to mow. And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow.  Sonn.60.12
And yet to times in hope, my verse shall stand And yet to times in hope, my verse shall stand  Sonn.60.13
Praising thy worth, dispight his cruell hand. Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.  Sonn.60.14
61 61  Sonn.61
IS it thy wil, thy Image should keepe open Is it thy will, thy image should keep open  Sonn.61.1
My heauy eielids to the weary night? My heavy eyelids to the weary night?  Sonn.61.2
Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken, Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,  Sonn.61.3
While shadowes like to thee do mocke my sight? While shadows like to thee do mock my sight? mock (v.)
old form: mocke
deceive, delude, mislead
Sonn.61.4
shadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
illusion, unreal image, delusion
Is it thy spirit that thou send'st from thee Is it thy spirit that thou send'st from thee  Sonn.61.5
So farre from home into my deeds to prye, So far from home into my deeds to pry,  Sonn.61.6
To find out shames and idle houres in me, To find out shames and idle hours in me,  Sonn.61.7
The skope and tenure of thy Ielousie? The scope and tenure of thy jealousy?  Sonn.61.8
O no, thy loue though much, is not so great, O no, thy love, though much, is not so great:  Sonn.61.9
It is my loue that keepes mine eie awake, It is my love that keeps mine eye awake;  Sonn.61.10
Mine owne true loue that doth my rest defeat, Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,  Sonn.61.11
To plaie the watch-man euer for thy sake. To play the watchman ever for thy sake:  Sonn.61.12
For thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere, For thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere, wake (v.)remain awake, stay upSonn.61.13
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
From me farre of, with others all to neere. From me far off, with others all too near.  Sonn.61.14
62 62  Sonn.62
SInne of selfe-loue possesseth al mine eie, Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye,  Sonn.62.1
And all my soule, and al my euery part; And all my soul, and all my every part;  Sonn.62.2
And for this sinne there is no remedie, And for this sin there is no remedy,  Sonn.62.3
It is so grounded inward in my heart. It is so grounded inward in my heart. inward (adv.)internally, insideSonn.62.4
grounded (adj.)firmly established, deep-rooted, strongly founded
Me thinkes no face so gratious is as mine, Methinks no face so gracious is as mine, methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Sonn.62.5
No shape so true, no truth of such account, No shape so true, no truth of such account, true (adj.)well-proportioned, clean-cut, good-lookingSonn.62.6
And for my selfe mine owne worth do define, And for myself mine own worth do define,  Sonn.62.7
As I all other in all worths surmount. As I all other in all worths surmount. worth (n.)worthiness, value, excellenceSonn.62.8
surmount (v.)excel, surpass, outshine
But when my glasse shewes me my selfe indeed But when my glass shows me myself indeed, glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.62.9
Beated and chopt with tand antiquitie, Beated and chopped with tanned antiquity, antiquity (n.)
old form: antiquitie
old age, seniority
Sonn.62.10
chopped, chopt (adj.)
old form: chopt
dried up, fissured, cracked
Mine owne selfe loue quite contrary I read Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;  Sonn.62.11
Selfe, so selfe louing were iniquity, Self so self-loving were iniquity.  Sonn.62.12
T'is thee (my selfe) that for my selfe I praise, 'Tis thee (my self) that for myself I praise,  Sonn.62.13
Painting my age with beauty of thy daies, Painting my age with beauty of thy days. age (n.)mature years, old ageSonn.62.14
paint (v.)adorn, beautify, enhance
63 63  Sonn.63
AGainst my loue shall be as I am now Against my love shall be as I am now  Sonn.63.1
With times iniurious hand chrusht and ore-worne, With Time's injurious hand crushed and o'er-worn, injurious (adj.)
old form: iniurious
causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
Sonn.63.2
overworn (adj.)
old form: ore-worne
faded, worn out, worse for wear
When houres haue dreind his blood and fild his brow When hours have drained his blood and filled his brow brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.63.3
With lines and wrincles, when his youthfull morne With lines and wrinkles, when his youthful morn morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Sonn.63.4
Hath trauaild on to Ages steepie night, Hath travelled on to age's steepy night, travail, travel (v.)
old form: trauaild
travel, journey [often overlapping with sense 1]
Sonn.63.5
steepy (adj.)
old form: steepie
steep, precipitous, difficult to ascend
And all those beauties whereof now he's King And all those beauties whereof now he's king  Sonn.63.6
Are vanishing, or vanisht out of sight, Are vanishing or vanished out of sight,  Sonn.63.7
Stealing away the treasure of his Spring. Stealing away the treasure of his spring.  Sonn.63.8
For such a time do I now fortifie For such a time do I now fortify  Sonn.63.9
Against confounding Ages cruell knife, Against confounding age's cruel knife,  Sonn.63.10
That he shall neuer cut from memory That he shall never cut from memory  Sonn.63.11
My sweet loues beauty, though my louers life. My sweet love's beauty, though my lover's life.  Sonn.63.12
His beautie shall in these blacke lines be seene, His beauty shall in these black lines be seen,  Sonn.63.13
And they shall liue, and he in them still greene. And they shall live, and he in them still green. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.63.14
64 64  Sonn.64
WHen I haue seene by times fell hand defaced When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savageSonn.64.1
The rich proud cost of outworne buried age, The rich proud cost of outworn buried age;  Sonn.64.2
When sometime loftie towers I see downe rased, When sometime lofty towers I see down rased, sometime (adj.)former, previousSonn.64.3
sometime (adv.)formerly, at one time, once
rased down
old form: downe rased
obliterated, torn down
And brasse eternall slaue to mortall rage. And brass eternal slave to mortal rage;  Sonn.64.4
When I haue seene the hungry Ocean gaine When I have seen the hungry ocean gain  Sonn.64.5
Aduantage on the Kingdome of the shoare, Advantage on the kingdom of the shore, advantage (n.)
old form: Aduantage
advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
Sonn.64.6
And the firme soile win of the watry maine, And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main, main (n.)
old form: maine
open sea, ocean
Sonn.64.7
Increasing store with losse, and losse with store. Increasing store with loss, and loss with store; store (n.)abundance, plenty, surplus, quantitySonn.64.8
When I haue seene such interchange of state, When I have seen such interchange of state, state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairsSonn.64.9
Or state it selfe confounded, to decay, Or state itself confounded, to decay;  Sonn.64.10
Ruine hath taught me thus to ruminate Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate  Sonn.64.11
That Time will come and take my loue away. That Time will come and take my love away.  Sonn.64.12
This thought is as a death which cannot choose This thought is as a death which cannot choose  Sonn.64.13
But weepe to haue, that which it feares to loose. But weep to have that which it fears to lose.  Sonn.64.14
65 65  Sonn.65
SInce brasse, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundlesse sea, Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,  Sonn.65.1
But sad mortallity ore-swaies their power, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, oversway (v.)
old form: ore-swaies
prevail upon, override, overturn
Sonn.65.2
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
How with this rage shall beautie hold a plea, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,  Sonn.65.3
Whose action is no stronger then a flower? Whose action is no stronger than a flower?  Sonn.65.4
O how shall summers hunny breath hold out, O how shall summer's honey breath hold out  Sonn.65.5
Against the wrackfull siedge of battring dayes, Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days, wrackful (adj.)
old form: wrackfull
destructive, devastating, damaging
Sonn.65.6
siege (n.)
old form: siedge
onslaught, storm, assail
When rocks impregnable are not so stoute, When rocks impregnable are not so stout,  Sonn.65.7
Nor gates of steele so strong but time decayes? Nor gates of steel so strong but Time decays?  Sonn.65.8
O fearefull meditation, where alack, O fearful meditation, where alack,  Sonn.65.9
Shall times best Iewell from times chest lie hid? Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid?  Sonn.65.10
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foote back, Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back,  Sonn.65.11
Or who his spoile or beautie can forbid? Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid? spoil (n.)
old form: spoile
plundering, pillaging, despoiling
Sonn.65.12
O none, vnlesse this miracle haue might, O none, unless this miracle have might,  Sonn.65.13
That in black inck my loue may still shine bright. That in black ink my love may still shine bright. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.65.14
66 66  Sonn.66
TYr'd with all these for restfull death I cry, Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,  Sonn.66.1
As to behold desert a begger borne, As, to behold desert a beggar born, desert, desart (n.)worth, merit, deservingSonn.66.2
And needie Nothing trimd in iollitie, And needy nothing trimmed in jollity,  Sonn.66.3
And purest faith vnhappily forsworne, And purest faith unhappily forsworn, forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
Sonn.66.4
And gilded honor shamefully misplast, And guilded honour shamefully misplaced,  Sonn.66.5
And maiden vertue rudely strumpeted, And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted, strumpet (v.)make a whore, pervert, debauchSonn.66.6
rudely (adv.)violently, roughly, with great force
And right perfection wrongfully disgrac'd, And right perfection wrongfully disgraced, right (adj.)veritable, true, goodSonn.66.7
And strength by limping sway disabled, And strength by limping sway disabled, sway (n.)controlling influence, guiding power, directionSonn.66.8
And arte made tung-tide by authoritie, And art made tongue-tied by authority, art (n.)
old form: arte
rhetorical art, verbal artistry
Sonn.66.9
And Folly (Doctor-like) controuling skill, And folly (doctor-like) controlling skill,  Sonn.66.10
And simple-Truth miscalde Simplicitie, And simple truth miscalled simplicity, simplicity (n.)
old form: Simplicitie
naivety, foolishness, artlessness
Sonn.66.11
And captiue-good attending Captaine ill. And captive good attending captain ill: attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Sonn.66.12
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
Tyr'd with all these, from these would I be gone, Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,  Sonn.66.13
Saue that to dye, I leaue my loue alone. Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.  Sonn.66.14
67 67  Sonn.67
AH wherefore with infection should he liue, Ah wherefore with infection should he live,  Sonn.67.1
And with his presence grace impietie, And with his presence grace impiety,  Sonn.67.2
That sinne by him aduantage should atchiue, That sin by him advantage should achieve, advantage (n.)
old form: aduantage
benefit, gain, advancement, profit
Sonn.67.3
achieve (v.)
old form: atchiue
gain, obtain, procure
And lace it selfe with his societie? And lace itself with his society? lace (v.)ornament, trim, bedeck [as if with lace]Sonn.67.4
Why should false painting immitate his cheeke, Why should false painting imitate his cheek, false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialSonn.67.5
And steale dead seeing of his liuing hew? And steal dead seeing of his living hue?  Sonn.67.6
Why should poore beautie indirectly seeke, Why should poor beauty indirectly seek  Sonn.67.7
Roses of shaddow, since his Rose is true? Roses of shadow, since his rose is true? shadow (n.)
old form: shaddow
illusion, unreal image, delusion
Sonn.67.8
Why should he liue, now nature banckrout is, Why should he live, now Nature bankrout is, bancrout, bankrout, bankerout (n./adj./v.)
old form: banckrout
bankrupt
Sonn.67.9
Beggerd of blood to blush through liuely vaines, Beggared of blood to blush through lively veins, beggar (v.)
old form: Beggerd
impoverish, exhaust, drain
Sonn.67.10
For she hath no exchecker now but his, For she hath no exchequer now but his,  Sonn.67.11
And proud of many, liues vpon his gaines? And proud of many, lives upon his gains.  Sonn.67.12
O him she stores, to show what welth she had, O him she stores, to show what wealth she had,  Sonn.67.13
In daies long since, before these last so bad. In days long since, before these last so bad.  Sonn.67.14
68 68  Sonn.68
THus is his cheeke the map of daies out-worne, Thus in his cheek the map of days outworn, map (n.)outline, picture, imageSonn.68.1
When beauty liu'd and dy'ed as flowers do now, When beauty lived and died as flowers do now,  Sonn.68.2
Before these bastard signes of faire were borne, Before these bastard signs of fair were born, bastard (adj.)illegitimate, spurious, unauthorizedSonn.68.3
fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Or durst inhabit on a liuing brow: Or durst inhabit on a living brow; brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenanceSonn.68.4
Before the goulden tresses of the dead, Before the golden tresses of the dead,  Sonn.68.5
The right of sepulchers, were shorne away, The right of sepulchres, were shorn away,  Sonn.68.6
To liue a scond life on second head, To live a second life on second head,  Sonn.68.7
Ere beauties dead fleece made another gay: Ere beauty's dead fleece made another gay:  Sonn.68.8
In him those holy antique howers are seene, In him those holy antique hours are seen, antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)ancient, olden, formerSonn.68.9
Without all ornament, it selfe and true, Without all ornament, itself and true,  Sonn.68.10
Making no summer of an others greene, Making no summer of another's green, green (n.)
old form: greene
greenery, grass, vegetation
Sonn.68.11
Robbing no ould to dresse his beauty new, Robbing no old to dress his beauty new;  Sonn.68.12
And him as for a map doth Nature store, And him as for a map doth Nature store, map (n.)epitome, embodiment, incarnationSonn.68.13
To shew faulse Art what beauty was of yore. To show false Art what beauty was of yore. yore, ofof old, formerly, in times long pastSonn.68.14
false (adj.)
old form: faulse
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
69 69  Sonn.69
THose parts of thee that the worlds eye doth view, Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth view part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]Sonn.69.1
Want nothing that the thought of hearts can mend: Want nothing that the thought of hearts can mend; want (v.)lack, need, be withoutSonn.69.2
mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put right
All toungs (the voice of soules) giue thee that end, All tongues (the voice of souls) give thee that due,  Sonn.69.3
Vttring bare truth, euen so as foes Commend. Uttering bare truth, even so as foes commend. commend (v.)praise, admire, extolSonn.69.4
Their outward thus with outward praise is crownd, Thine outward thus with outward praise is crowned, outward (n.)outward show, external appearance, demeanorSonn.69.5
But those same toungs that giue thee so thine owne, But those same tongues that give thee so thine own,  Sonn.69.6
In other accents doe this praise confound In other accents do this praise confound accent (n.)talk, speech, utterance, wordsSonn.69.7
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
By seeing farther then the eye hath showne. By seeing farther than the eye hath shown.  Sonn.69.8
They looke into the beauty of thy mind, They look into the beauty of thy mind,  Sonn.69.9
And that in guesse they measure by thy deeds, And that, in guess, they measure by thy deeds; guess (n.)
old form: guesse
conjecture, opinion, view
Sonn.69.10
Then churls their thoughts (although their eies were kind) Then, churls, their thoughts, although their eyes were kind, churl (v.)turn churlish, become ungraciousSonn.69.11
To thy faire flower ad the rancke smell of weeds, To thy fair flower add the rank smell of weeds. rank (adj.)
old form: rancke
foul-smelling, stinking
Sonn.69.12
But why thy odor matcheth not thy show, But why thy odour matcheth not thy show,  Sonn.69.13
The solye is this, that thou doest common grow. The soil is this, that thou dost common grow.  Sonn.69.14
70 70  Sonn.70
THat thou are blam'd shall not be thy defect, That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,  Sonn.70.1
For slanders marke was euer yet the faire, For slander's mark was ever yet the fair; fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Sonn.70.2
The ornament of beauty is suspect, The ornament of beauty is suspect, suspect (n.)suspicion, mistrust, doubtSonn.70.3
A Crow that flies in heauens sweetest ayre. A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.  Sonn.70.4
So thou be good, slander doth but approue, So thou be good, slander doth but approve approve (v.)
old form: approue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
Sonn.70.5
Their worth the greater beeing woo'd of time, Thy worth the greater, being wooed of time,  Sonn.70.6
For Canker vice the sweetest buds doth loue, For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love, canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasiteSonn.70.7
And thou present'st a pure vnstayined prime. And thou present'st a pure unstained prime. prime (n.)early years, prime of life, fullness of youthSonn.70.8
Thou hast past by the ambush of young daies, Thou hast passed by the ambush of young days,  Sonn.70.9
Either not assayld, or victor beeing charg'd, Either not assailed, or victor being charged;  Sonn.70.10
Yet this thy praise cannot be soe thy praise, Yet this thy praise cannot be so thy praise,  Sonn.70.11
To tye vp enuy, euermore inlarged, To tie up envy evermore enlarged: enlarge (v.)
old form: inlarged
release, set at large, discharge
Sonn.70.12
If some suspect of ill maskt not thy show, If some suspect of ill masked not thy show, ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evilSonn.70.13
suspect (n.)suspicion, mistrust, doubt
Then thou alone kingdomes of hearts shouldst owe. Then thou alone kingdoms of hearts shouldst owe. owe (v.)own, possess, haveSonn.70.14
71 71  Sonn.71
NOe Longer mourne for me when I am dead, No longer mourn for me when I am dead  Sonn.71.1
Then you shall heare the surly sullen bell Than you shall hear the surly sullen bell sullen (adj.)gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournfulSonn.71.2
surly (adj.)gloomy, dismal, stern
Giue warning to the world that I am fled Give warning to the world that I am fled  Sonn.71.3
From this vile world with vildest wormes to dwell: From this vile world with vilest worms to dwell:  Sonn.71.4
Nay if you read this line, remember not, Nay, if you read this line, remember not  Sonn.71.5
The hand that writ it, for I loue you so, The hand that writ it, for I love you so  Sonn.71.6
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot, That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot,  Sonn.71.7
If thinking on me then should make you woe. If thinking on me then should make you woe. woe (adj.)sorry, sorrowful, sadSonn.71.8
O if (I say) you looke vpon this verse, O if (I say) you look upon this verse,  Sonn.71.9
When I (perhaps) compounded am with clay, When I perhaps compounded am with clay, compound (v.)mix, mingle, combineSonn.71.10
Do not so much as my poore name reherse; Do not so much as my poor name rehearse, rehearse (v.)
old form: reherse
pronounce, speak, utter
Sonn.71.11
But let your loue euen with my life decay. But let your love even with my life decay decay (v.)be destroyed, become ruined, failSonn.71.12
Least the wise world should looke into your mone, Lest the wise world should look into your moan, moan (n.)
old form: mone
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
Sonn.71.13
And mocke you with me after I am gon. And mock you with me after I am gone.  Sonn.71.14
72 72  Sonn.72
O Least the world should taske you to recite, O lest the world should task you to recite task (v.)
old form: taske
test, try out, challenge
Sonn.72.1
What merit liu'd in me that you should loue What merit lived in me, that you should love  Sonn.72.2
After my death (deare loue) for get me quite, After my death (dear love) forget me quite,  Sonn.72.3
For you in me can nothing worthy proue. For you in me can nothing worthy prove. prove (v.)
old form: proue
find, establish, experience
Sonn.72.4
Vnlesse you would deuise some vertuous lye, Unless you would devise some virtuous lie,  Sonn.72.5
To doe more for me then mine owne desert, To do more for me than mine own desert, desert, desart (n.)worth, merit, deservingSonn.72.6
And hang more praise vpon deceased I, And hang more praise upon deceased I  Sonn.72.7
Then nigard truth would willingly impart: Than niggard truth would willingly impart: niggard (adj.)
old form: nigard
miserly, parsimonious, sparing
Sonn.72.8
O least your true loue may seeme falce in this, O lest your true love may seem false in this, false (adj.)
old form: falce
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
Sonn.72.9
That you for loue speake well of me vntrue, That you for love speak well of me untrue, untrue (adv.)
old form: vntrue
untruly, unfaithfully
Sonn.72.10
My name be buried where my body is, My name be buried where my body is,  Sonn.72.11
And liue no more to shame nor me, nor you. And live no more to shame nor me nor you.  Sonn.72.12
For I am shamd by that which I bring forth, For I am shamed by that which I bring forth,  Sonn.72.13
And so should you, to loue things nothing worth. And so should you, to love things nothing worth.  Sonn.72.14
73 73  Sonn.73
THat time of yeeare thou maist in me behold, That time of year thou mayst in me behold,  Sonn.73.1
When yellow leaues, or none, or few doe hange When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang  Sonn.73.2
Vpon those boughes which shake against the could, Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, shake (v.)tremble, quake, shiverSonn.73.3
Bare rn'wd quiers, where late the sweet birds sang. Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.  Sonn.73.4
In me thou seest the twi-light of such day, In me thou seest the twilight of such day  Sonn.73.5
As after Sun-set fadeth in the West, As after sunset fadeth in the West,  Sonn.73.6
Which by and by blacke night doth take away, Which by and by black night doth take away,  Sonn.73.7
Deaths second selfe that seals vp all in rest. Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.  Sonn.73.8
In me thou seest the glowing of such fire, In me thou seest the glowing of such fire  Sonn.73.9
That on the ashes of his youth doth lye, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,  Sonn.73.10
As the death bed, whereon it must expire, As the death-bed, whereon it must expire,  Sonn.73.11
Consum'd with that which it was nurrisht by. Consumed with that which it was nourished by.  Sonn.73.12
This thou perceu'st, which makes thy loue more strong, This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,  Sonn.73.13
To loue that well, which thou must leaue ere long. To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.  Sonn.73.14
74 74  Sonn.74
BVt be contented when that fell arest, But be contented when that fell arrest fell (adj.)mighty, terribleSonn.74.1
With out all bayle shall carry me away, Without all bail shall carry me away,  Sonn.74.2
My life hath in this line some interest, My life hath in this line some interest,  Sonn.74.3
Which for memoriall still with thee shall stay. Which for memorial still with thee shall stay. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.74.4
When thou reuewest this, thou doest reuew, When thou reviewest this, thou dost review review (v.)
old form: reuew
survey again, look once more at
Sonn.74.5
review (v.)
old form: reuewest
see again, observe once more
The very part was consecrate to thee, The very part was consecrate to thee; very (adj.)true, real, genuineSonn.74.6
The earth can haue but earth, which is his due, The earth can have but earth, which is his due;  Sonn.74.7
My spirit is thine the better part of me, My spirit is thine, the better part of me.  Sonn.74.8
So then thou hast but lost the dregs of life, So then thou hast but lost the dregs of life, dreg (n.)impurity, corruption, defiling matterSonn.74.9
The pray of wormes, my body being dead, The prey of worms, my body being dead,  Sonn.74.10
The coward conquest of a wretches knife, The coward conquest of a wretch's knife, coward (adj.)cowardlySonn.74.11
To base of thee to be remembred, Too base of thee to be remembered. base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low qualitySonn.74.12
remember (v.)
old form: remembred
recollect, recall, call to mind
The worth of that, is that which it containes, The worth of that is that which it contains,  Sonn.74.13
And that is this, and this with thee remaines. And that is this, and this with thee remains.  Sonn.74.14
75 75  Sonn.75
SO are you to my thoughts as food to life, So are you to my thoughts as food to life,  Sonn.75.1
Or as sweet season'd shewers are to the ground; Or as sweet-seasoned showers are to the ground; sweet-seasoned (adj.)
old form: sweet season'd
filled with sweetness, gently falling
Sonn.75.2
And for the peace of you I hold such strife, And for the peace of you I hold such strife  Sonn.75.3
As twixt a miser and his wealth is found. As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found.  Sonn.75.4
Now proud as an inioyer, and anon Now proud as an enjoyer, and anon anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlySonn.75.5
enjoyer (n.)
old form: inioyer
possessor, owner
Doubting the filching age will steale his treasure, Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure,  Sonn.75.6
Now counting best to be with you alone, Now counting best to be with you alone,  Sonn.75.7
Then betterd that the world may see my pleasure. Then bettered that the world may see my pleasure.  Sonn.75.8
Some-time all ful with feasting on your sight, Sometime all full with feasting on your sight, sometime (adv.)
old form: Some-time
sometimes, now and then
Sonn.75.9
And by and by cleane starued for a looke, And by and by clean starved for a look, by and by (adv.)shortly, soon, before longSonn.75.10
clean (adv.)
old form: cleane
totally, absolutely, utterly
Possessing or pursuing no delight Possessing or pursuing no delight,  Sonn.75.11
Saue what is had, or must from you be tooke. Save what is had, or must from you be took.  Sonn.75.12
Thus do I pine and surfet day by day, Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day, surfeit (v.)
old form: surfet
become sick through having too much
Sonn.75.13
Or gluttoning on all, or all away, Or gluttoning on all, or all away.  Sonn.75.14
76 76  Sonn.76
WHy is my verse so barren of new pride? Why is my verse so barren of new pride,  Sonn.76.1
So far from variation or quicke change? So far from variation or quick change? change (n.)variation, modulationSonn.76.2
quick (adj.)
old form: quicke
quick-witted, inventive, lively
Why with the time do I not glance aside Why with the time do I not glance aside glance (v.)turn, move, passSonn.76.3
To new found methods, and to compounds strange? To new found methods and to compounds strange?  Sonn.76.4
Why write I still all one, euer the same, Why write I still all one, ever the same, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.76.5
And keepe inuention in a noted weed, And keep invention in a noted weed, invention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
Sonn.76.6
weed (n.)garment, piece of clothing
noted (adj.)recognizable, well-known, familiar
That euery word doth almost fel my name, That every word doth almost tell my name,  Sonn.76.7
Shewing their birth, and where they did proceed? Showing their birth, and where they did proceed?  Sonn.76.8
O know sweet loue I alwaies write of you, O know sweet love I always write of you,  Sonn.76.9
And you and loue are still my argument: And you and love are still my argument; argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topicSonn.76.10
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
So all my best is dressing old words new, So all my best is dressing old words new,  Sonn.76.11
Spending againe what is already spent: Spending again what is already spent:  Sonn.76.12
For as the Sun is daily new and old, For as the sun is daily new and old,  Sonn.76.13
So is my loue still telling what is told, So is my love still telling what is told. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.76.14
77 77  Sonn.77
THy glasse will shew thee how thy beauties were, Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear, glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.77.1
Thy dyall how thy pretious mynuits waste, Thy dial how thy precious minutes waste; dial (n.)
old form: dyall
watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
Sonn.77.2
The vacant leaues thy mindes imprint will beare, The vacant leaves thy mind's imprint will bear, vacant (adj.)lacking, devoid, deficientSonn.77.3
And of this booke, this learning maist thou taste. And of this book this learning mayst thou taste.  Sonn.77.4
The wrinckles which thy glasse will truly show, The wrinkles which thy glass will truly show  Sonn.77.5
Of mouthed graues will giue thee memorie, Of mouthed graves will give thee memory; mouthed (adj.)open-mouthed, yawning, gapingSonn.77.6
memory (n.)
old form: memorie
reminder, memento
Thou by thy dyals shady stealth maist know, Thou by thy dial's shady stealth mayst know stealth (n.)stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine actSonn.77.7
Times theeuish progresse to eternitie. Time's thievish progress to eternity.  Sonn.77.8
Looke what thy memorie cannot containe, Look what thy memory cannot contain, contain (v.)
old form: containe
retain, keep in one's possession
Sonn.77.9
Commit to these waste blacks, and thou shalt finde Commit to these waste blanks, and thou shalt find  Sonn.77.10
Those children nurst, deliuerd from thy braine, Those children nursed, delivered from thy brain,  Sonn.77.11
To take a new acquaintance of thy minde. To take a new acquaintance of thy mind.  Sonn.77.12
These offices, so oft as thou wilt looke, These offices, so oft as thou wilt look, oft (adv.)oftenSonn.77.13
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
Shall profit thee, and much inrich thy booke. Shall profit thee, and much enrich thy book.  Sonn.77.14
78 78  Sonn.78
SO oft haue I inuok'd thee for my Muse, So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse, oft (adv.)oftenSonn.78.1
And found such faire assistance in my verse, And found such fair assistance in my verse, fair (adj.)
old form: faire
fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
Sonn.78.2
As euery Alien pen hath got my vse, As every alien pen hath got my use, use (n.)
old form: vse
usual practice, habit, custom
Sonn.78.3
And vnder thee their poesie disperse. And under thee their poesy disperse. poesy (n.)
old form: poesie
poetry
Sonn.78.4
Thine eyes, that taught the dumbe on high to sing, Thine eyes, that taught the dumb on high to sing,  Sonn.78.5
And heauie ignorance aloft to flee, And heavy ignorance aloft to fly,  Sonn.78.6
Haue added fethers to the learneds wing, Have added feathers to the learned's wing,  Sonn.78.7
And giuen grace a double Maiestie. And given grace a double majesty.  Sonn.78.8
Yet be most proud of that which I compile, Yet be most proud of that which I compile, compile (v.)compose, create in writingSonn.78.9
Whose influence is thine, and borne of thee, Whose influence is thine, and born of thee;  Sonn.78.10
In others workes thou doost but mend the stile, In others' works thou dost but mend the style, mend (v.)increase the value of, make more excellentSonn.78.11
And Arts with thy sweete graces graced be. And arts with thy sweet graces graced be.  Sonn.78.12
But thou art all my art, and doost aduance But thou art all my art, and dost advance  Sonn.78.13
As high as learning, my rude ignorance. As high as learning my rude ignorance.  Sonn.78.14
79 79  Sonn.79
WHilst I alone did call vpon thy ayde, Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid,  Sonn.79.1
My verse alone had all thy gentle grace, My verse alone had all thy gentle grace, gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleSonn.79.2
But now my gracious numbers are decayde, But now my gracious numbers are decayed, number (n.)(plural) verses, linesSonn.79.3
gracious (adj.)holy, sanctified
And my sick Muse doth giue an other place. And my sick Muse doth give another place.  Sonn.79.4
I grant (sweet loue) thy louely argument I grant (sweet love) thy lovely argument argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topicSonn.79.5
Deserues the trauaile of a worthier pen, Deserves the travail of a worthier pen, travail, travel (n.)
old form: trauaile
labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
Sonn.79.6
Yet what of thee thy Poet doth inuent, Yet what of thee thy poet doth invent  Sonn.79.7
He robs thee of, and payes it thee againe, He robs thee of, and pays it thee again. again (adv.)
old form: againe
in return, back [in response]
Sonn.79.8
He lends thee vertue, and he stole that word, He lends thee virtue, and he stole that word  Sonn.79.9
From thy behauiour, beautie doth he giue From thy behaviour; beauty doth he give  Sonn.79.10
And found it in thy cheeke: he can affoord And found it in thy cheek; he can afford afford (v.)
old form: affoord
have to offer, be capable of supplying
Sonn.79.11
No praise to thee, but what in thee doth liue. No praise to thee but what in thee doth live.  Sonn.79.12
Then thanke him not for that which he doth say, Then thank him not for that which he doth say,  Sonn.79.13
Since what he owes thee, thou thy selfe doost pay, Since what he owes thee thou thyself dost pay.  Sonn.79.14
80 80  Sonn.80
O How I faint when I of you do write, O how I faint when I of you do write, faint (v.)lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take frightSonn.80.1
Knowing a better spirit doth vse your name, Knowing a better spirit doth use your name,  Sonn.80.2
And in the praise thereof spends all his might, And in the praise thereof spends all his might spend (v.)expend, employ, exertSonn.80.3
To make me toung-tide speaking of your fame. To make me tongue-tied, speaking of your fame.  Sonn.80.4
But since your worth (wide as the Ocean is) But since your worth (wide as the ocean is)  Sonn.80.5
The humble as the proudest saile doth beare, The humble as the proudest sail doth bear,  Sonn.80.6
My sawsie barke (inferior farre to his) My saucy bark (inferior far to his) bark, barque (n.)
old form: barke
ship, vessel
Sonn.80.7
saucy (adj.)
old form: sawsie
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
On your broad maine doth wilfully appeare. On your broad main doth wilfully appear. main (n.)
old form: maine
open sea, ocean
Sonn.80.8
Your shallowest helpe will hold me vp a floate, Your shallowest help will hold me up afloat,  Sonn.80.9
Whilst he vpon your soundlesse deepe doth ride, Whilst he upon your soundless deep doth ride, soundless (adj.)
old form: soundlesse
beyond the ability to sound, unfathomable
Sonn.80.10
Or (being wrackt) I am a worthlesse bote, Or (being wrecked) I am a worthless boat, wrack (v.)
old form: wrackt
wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
Sonn.80.11
He of tall building, and of goodly pride. He of tall building and of goodly pride. goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comelySonn.80.12
building (n.)build, construction
tall (adj.)large, fine, grand
pride (n.)splendour, magnificence, pomp
Then If he thriue and I be cast away, Then if he thrive and I be cast away,  Sonn.80.13
The worst was this, my loue was my decay. The worst was this: my love was my decay. decay (n.)destruction, downfall, endingSonn.80.14
81 81  Sonn.81
OR I shall liue your Epitaph to make, Or I shall live your epitaph to make,  Sonn.81.1
Or you suruiue when I in earth am rotten, Or you survive when I in earth am rotten;  Sonn.81.2
From hence your memory death cannot take, From hence your memory death cannot take,  Sonn.81.3
Although in me each part will be forgotten. Although in me each part will be forgotten.  Sonn.81.4
Your name from hence immortall life shall haue, Your name from hence immortal life shall have,  Sonn.81.5
Though I (once gone) to all the world must dye, Though I (once gone) to all the world must die;  Sonn.81.6
The earth can yeeld me but a common graue, The earth can yield me but a common grave,  Sonn.81.7
When you intombed in mens eyes shall lye, When you entombed in men's eyes shall lie.  Sonn.81.8
Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Your monument shall be my gentle verse, gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleSonn.81.9
Which eyes not yet created shall ore-read, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read,  Sonn.81.10
And toungs to be, your beeing shall rehearse, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse rehearse (v.)relate, recount, give an account ofSonn.81.11
When all the breathers of this world are dead, When all the breathers of this world are dead. breather (n.)living being, creature, man aliveSonn.81.12
You still shall liue (such vertue hath my Pen) You still shall live (such virtue hath my pen) still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.81.13
Where breath most breaths, euen in the mouths of men. Where breath most breathes, even in the mouths of men.  Sonn.81.14
82 82  Sonn.82
I Grant thou wert not married to my Muse, I grant thou wert not married to my Muse,  Sonn.82.1
And therefore maiest without attaint ore-looke And therefore mayst without attaint o'erlook attaint (n.)disgrace, dishonour, corruptionSonn.82.2
The dedicated words which writers vse The dedicated words which writers use dedicated (adj.)of dedication, inscribedSonn.82.3
Of their faire subiect, blessing euery booke. Of their fair subject, blessing every book.  Sonn.82.4
Thou art as faire in knowledge as in hew, Thou art as fair in knowledge as in hue, hue (n.)
old form: hew
appearance, complexion
Sonn.82.5
Finding thy worth a limmit past my praise, Finding thy worth a limit past my praise,  Sonn.82.6
And therefore art inforc'd to seeke anew, And therefore art enforced to seek anew  Sonn.82.7
Some fresher stampe of the time bettering dayes. Some fresher stamp of the time-bettering days.  Sonn.82.8
And do so loue, yet when they haue deuisde, And do so, love, yet when they have devised  Sonn.82.9
What strained touches Rhethorick can lend, What strained touches rhetoric can lend, strained (adj.)forced, artificial, feignedSonn.82.10
Thou truly faire, wert truly simpathizde, Thou truly fair wert truly sympathized, sympathize (v.)
old form: simpathizde
capture, represent fittingly, express with feeling
Sonn.82.11
In true plaine words, by thy true telling friend. In true plain words, by thy true-telling friend.  Sonn.82.12
And their grosse painting might be better vs'd, And their gross painting might be better used gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
bad, inferior, poor
Sonn.82.13
Where cheekes need blood, in thee it is abus'd. Where cheeks need blood; in thee it is abused. abuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
misapply, employ badly
Sonn.82.14
83 83  Sonn.83
I Never saw that you did painting need, I never saw that you did painting need, painting (n.)cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifyingSonn.83.1
And therefore to your faire no painting set, And therefore to your fair no painting set; set (v.)direct, put, make comeSonn.83.2
fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
I found (or thought I found) you did exceed, I found (or thought I found) you did exceed  Sonn.83.3
The barren tender of a Poets debt: The barren tender of a poet's debt; tender (n.)offer, offeringSonn.83.4
And therefore haue I slept in your report, And therefore have I slept in your report, report (n.)account, descriptionSonn.83.5
That you your selfe being extant well might show, That you yourself being extant well might show  Sonn.83.6
How farre a moderne quill doth come to short, How far a modern quill doth come too short, modern (adj.)
old form: moderne
ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
Sonn.83.7
Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow, Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow.  Sonn.83.8
This silence for my sinne you did impute, This silence for my sin you did impute, impute (v.)regard, consider, reckonSonn.83.9
Which shall be most my glory being dombe, Which shall be most my glory being dumb,  Sonn.83.10
For I impaire not beautie being mute, For I impair not beauty being mute,  Sonn.83.11
When others would giue life, and bring a tombe. When others would give life, and bring a tomb.  Sonn.83.12
There liues more life in one of your faire eyes, There lives more life in one of your fair eyes  Sonn.83.13
Then both your Poets can in praise deuise. Than both your poets can in praise devise.  Sonn.83.14
84 84  Sonn.84
WHo is it that sayes most, which can say more, Who is it that says most, which can say more,  Sonn.84.1
Then this rich praise, that you alone, are you, Than this rich praise, that you alone are you,  Sonn.84.2
In whose confine immured is the store, In whose confine immured is the store, immured (adj.)walled up, enclosed, confinedSonn.84.3
Which should example where your equall grew, Which should example where your equal grew? example (v.)find an example for, provide a model forSonn.84.4
Leane penurie within that Pen doth dwell, Lean penury within that pen doth dwell,  Sonn.84.5
That to his subiect lends not some small glory, That to his subject lends not some small glory,  Sonn.84.6
But he that writes of you, if he can tell, But he that writes of you, if he can tell  Sonn.84.7
That you are you, so dignifies his story. That you are you, so dignifies his story,  Sonn.84.8
Let him but coppy what in you is writ, Let him but copy what in you is writ,  Sonn.84.9
Not making worse what nature made so cleere, Not making worse what nature made so clear,  Sonn.84.10
And such a counter-part shall fame his wit, And such a counterpart shall fame his wit, counterpart (n.)duplicate, copy, counterfeitSonn.84.11
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
fame (v.)make famous, celebrate the fame of
Making his stile admired euery where. Making his style admired everywhere.  Sonn.84.12
You to your beautious blessings adde a curse, You to your beauteous blessings add a curse,  Sonn.84.13
Being fond on praise, which makes your praises worse. Being fond on praise, which makes your praises worse. fond (adj.)eager [for], desirous [of]Sonn.84.14
85 85  Sonn.85
MY toung-tide Muse in manners holds her still, My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still, still (adj.)silent, quietSonn.85.1
While comments of your praise richly compil'd, While comments of your praise, richly compiled,  Sonn.85.2
Reserue their Character with goulden quill, Reserve their character with golden quill, reserve (v.)
old form: Reserue
preserve, retain, keep
Sonn.85.3
And precious phrase by all the Muses fil'd. And precious phrase by all the Muses filed. filed (adj.)
old form: fil'd
refined, smooth, polished
Sonn.85.4
I thinke good thoughts, whilst other write good wordes, I think good thoughts, whilst other write good words,  Sonn.85.5
And like vnlettered clarke still crie Amen, And like unlettered clerk still cry Amen still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.85.6
To euery Himne that able spirit affords, To every hymn that able spirit affords,  Sonn.85.7
In polisht forme of well refined pen. In polished form of well-refined pen.  Sonn.85.8
Hearing you praisd, I say 'tis so, 'tis true, Hearing you praised, I say 'tis so, 'tis true,  Sonn.85.9
And to the most of praise adde some-thing more, And to the most of praise add something more, most (adj.)maximum, utmostSonn.85.10
But that is in my thought, whose loue to you But that is in my thought, whose love to you  Sonn.85.11
(Though words come hind-most) holds his ranke before, (Though words come hindmost) holds his rank before.  Sonn.85.12
Then others, for the breath of words respect, Then others for the breath of words respect, respect (v.)value, have regard for, prizeSonn.85.13
Me for my dombe thoughts, speaking in effect. Me for my dumb thoughts, speaking in effect. effect (n.)sign, mark, token, manifestationSonn.85.14
86 86  Sonn.86
WAs it the proud full saile of his great verse, Was it the proud full sail of his great verse,  Sonn.86.1
Bound for the prize of (all to precious) you, Bound for the prize of (all too precious) you,  Sonn.86.2
That did my ripe thoughts in my braine inhearce, That did my ripe thoughts in my brain inhearse, inhearse (v.)
old form: inhearce
bury, place in a coffin
Sonn.86.3
Making their tombe the wombe wherein they grew? Making their tomb the womb wherein they grew?  Sonn.86.4
Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write, Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write spirit (n.)disposition, temperament, frame of mindSonn.86.5
Aboue a mortall pitch, that struck me dead? Above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead? mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
Sonn.86.6
pitch (n.)height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
No, neither he, nor his compiers by night No, neither he, nor his compeers by night compeer (n.)
old form: compiers
companion, associate, fellow
Sonn.86.7
Giuing him ayde, my verse astonished. Giving him aid, my verse astonished. astonish, 'stonish (v.)stun, dumbfound, strike dumb with dismaySonn.86.8
He nor that affable familiar ghost He nor that affable familiar ghost  Sonn.86.9
Which nightly gulls him with intelligence, Which nightly gulls him with intelligence intelligence (n.)information, news, communicationSonn.86.10
gull (v.)deceive, dupe, trick
As victors of my silence cannot boast, As victors of my silence cannot boast;  Sonn.86.11
I was not sick of any feare from thence. I was not sick of any fear from thence.  Sonn.86.12
But when your countinance fild vp his line, But when your countenance filled up his line, countenance (n.)
old form: countinance
expression, look, face
Sonn.86.13
Then lackt I matter, that infeebled mine. Then lacked I matter; that enfeebled mine. matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substanceSonn.86.14
87 87  Sonn.87
FArewell thou art too deare for my possessing, Farewell; thou art too dear for my possessing,  Sonn.87.1
And like enough thou knowst thy estimate, And like enough thou know'st thy estimate; estimate (n.)value, esteem, estimationSonn.87.2
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
The Cha ter of thy worth giues thee releasing: The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing; charter (n.)right, privilege, prerogativeSonn.87.3
My bonds in thee are all determinate. My bonds in thee are all determinate. bond (n.)tie, binding, obligationSonn.87.4
determinate (adj.)determined, fixed, decided
For how do I hold thee but by thy granting, For how do I hold thee but by thy granting,  Sonn.87.5
And for that ritches where is my deseruing? And for that riches where is my deserving? deserving (n.)
old form: deseruing
reward, recompense, desert
Sonn.87.6
The cause of this faire guift in me is wanting, The cause of this fair gift in me is wanting,  Sonn.87.7
And so my pattent back againe is sweruing. And so my patent back again is swerving. patent (n.)
old form: pattent
privilege, right, title
Sonn.87.8
Thy selfe thou gau'st, thy owne worth then not knowing, Thyself thou gav'st, thy own worth then not knowing,  Sonn.87.9
Or mee to whom thou gau'st it, else mistaking, Or me, to whom thou gav'st it, else mistaking; mistake (v.)misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceiveSonn.87.10
So thy great guift vpon misprision growing, So thy great gift, upon misprision growing, misprision (n.)mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconceptionSonn.87.11
Comes home againe, on better iudgement making. Comes home again, on better judgement making.  Sonn.87.12
Thus haue I had thee as a dreame doth flatter, Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter, flatter (v.)deceive, beguileSonn.87.13
In sleepe a King, but waking no such matter. In sleep a king, but waking no such matter.  Sonn.87.14
88 88  Sonn.88
WHen thou shalt be dispode to set me light, When thou shalt be disposed to set me light, disposed (adj.)
old form: dispode
of a particular disposition, with a turn of mind
Sonn.88.1
set (v.)value, rate, esteem
light (adv.)slightly, as of little value
And place my merrit in the eie of skorne, And place my merit in the eye of scorn,  Sonn.88.2
Vpon thy side, against my selfe ile fight, Upon thy side against myself I'll fight,  Sonn.88.3
And proue thee virtuous, though thou art forsworne: And prove thee virtuous, though thou art forsworn. forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
Sonn.88.4
With mine owne weakenesse being best acquainted, With mine own weakness being best acquainted,  Sonn.88.5
Vpon thy part I can set downe a story Upon thy part I can set down a story story (n.)account, recital, narrativeSonn.88.6
Of faults conceald, wherein I am attainted: Of faults concealed, wherein I am attainted: attaint (v.)taint [by treason], corruptSonn.88.7
That thou in loosing me, shall win much glory: That thou in losing me shalt win much glory. lose (v.)
old form: loosing
ruin the reputation of, destroy the credibility of
Sonn.88.8
And I by this wil be a gainer too, And I by this will be a gainer too,  Sonn.88.9
For bending all my louing thoughts on thee, For bending all my loving thoughts on thee,  Sonn.88.10
The iniuries that to my selfe I doe, The injuries that to myself I do,  Sonn.88.11
Doing thee vantage, duble vantage me. Doing thee vantage, double-vantage me. vantage (v.)benefit, aid, helpSonn.88.12
vantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
Such is my loue, to thee I so belong, Such is my love, to thee I so belong,  Sonn.88.13
That for thy right, my selfe will beare all wrong. That for thy right, myself will bear all wrong.  Sonn.88.14
89 89  Sonn.89
SAy that thou didst forsake mee for some falt, Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault,  Sonn.89.1
And I will comment vpon that offence, And I will comment upon that offence; comment (v.)meditate, ponder, cogitateSonn.89.2
Speake of my lamenesse, and I straight will halt: Speak of my lameness, and I straight will halt, straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceSonn.89.3
Against thy reasons making no defence. Against thy reasons making no defence. reason (n.)account, version, explanationSonn.89.4
Thou canst not (loue) disgrace me halfe so ill, Thou canst not (love) disgrace me half so ill, ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablySonn.89.5
To set a forme vpon desired change, To set a form upon desired change,  Sonn.89.6
As ile my selfe disgrace, knowing thy wil, As I'll myself disgrace; knowing thy will,  Sonn.89.7
I will acquaintance strangle and looke strange: I will acquaintance strangle and look strange. strangle (v.)quench, eclipse, stifleSonn.89.8
strange (adj.)aloof, distant, reserved
Be absent from thy walkes and in my tongue, Be absent from thy walks, and in my tongue walk (n.)
old form: walkes
garden path, walkway
Sonn.89.9
Thy sweet beloued name no more shall dwell, Thy sweet beloved name no more shall dwell,  Sonn.89.10
Least I (too much prophane) should do it wronge: Lest I (too much profane) should do it wrong,  Sonn.89.11
And haplie of our old acquaintance tell. And haply of our old acquaintance tell. haply (adv.)
old form: haplie
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
Sonn.89.12
For thee, against my selfe ile vow debate, For thee against myself I'll vow debate, debate (n.)quarrel, wrangling, strifeSonn.89.13
For I must nere loue him whom thou dost hate. For I must ne'er love him whom thou dost hate.  Sonn.89.14
90 90  Sonn.90
THen hate me when thou wilt, if euer, now, Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now;  Sonn.90.1
Now while the world is bent my deeds to crosse, Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross, bent (adj.)determined, intent, resolvedSonn.90.2
cross (v.)
old form: crosse
prevent, thwart, forestall
Ioyne with the spight of fortune, make me bow. Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,  Sonn.90.3
And doe not drop in for an after losse: And do not drop in for an after-loss: after-loss (n.)
old form: after losse
later blow, knock given after others have been suffered
Sonn.90.4
Ah doe not, when my heart hath scapte this sorrow, Ah do not, when my heart hath 'scaped this sorrow, scape, 'scape (v.)
old form: scapte
escape, avoid
Sonn.90.5
Come in the rereward of a conquerd woe, Come in the rearward of a conquered woe; rearward (n.)
old form: rereward
rear, behind the main body of troops
Sonn.90.6
Giue not a windy night a rainie morrow, Give not a windy night a rainy morrow, morrow (n.)morningSonn.90.7
To linger out a purposd ouer-throw. To linger out a purposed overthrow. purposed (adj.)
old form: purposd
proposed, intended, contemplated
Sonn.90.8
linger out (v.)prolong, draw out
If thou wilt leaue me, do not leaue me last, If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last,  Sonn.90.9
When other pettie griefes haue done their spight, When other petty griefs have done their spite, grief (n.)
old form: griefes
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
Sonn.90.10
But in the onset come, so stall I taste But in the onset come; so shall I taste  Sonn.90.11
At first the very worst of fortunes might. At first the very worst of fortune's might,  Sonn.90.12
And other straines of woe, which now seeme woe, And other strains of woe, which now seem woe, woe (adj.)sorry, sorrowful, sadSonn.90.13
strain (n.)
old form: straines
[unclear meaning] strand; extreme degree; pang, stress
Compar'd with losse of thee, will not seeme so. Compared with loss of thee will not seem so.  Sonn.90.14
91 91  Sonn.91
SOme glory in their birth, some in their skill, Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,  Sonn.91.1
Some in their wealth, some in their bodies force, Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,  Sonn.91.2
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill: Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill, ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableSonn.91.3
Some in their Hawkes and Hounds, some in their Horse. Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse.  Sonn.91.4
And euery humor hath his adiunct pleasure, And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure, adjunct (adj.)
old form: adiunct
connected, associated, annexed
Sonn.91.5
humour (n.)
old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
Wherein it findes a ioy aboue the rest, Wherein it finds a joy above the rest;  Sonn.91.6
But these perticulers are not my measure, But these particulars are not my measure, particular (n.)
old form: perticulers
private matter, personal business
Sonn.91.7
All these I better in one generall best. All these I better in one general best. better (v.)excel, outstrip, have an advantage overSonn.91.8
Thy loue is bitter then high birth to me, Thy love is better than high birth to me,  Sonn.91.9
Richer then wealth, prouder then garments cost, Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,  Sonn.91.10
Of more delight then Hawkes or Horses bee: Of more delight than hawks or horses be;  Sonn.91.11
And hauing thee, of all mens pride I boast. And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:  Sonn.91.12
Wretched in this alone, that thou maist take, Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take  Sonn.91.13
All this away, and me most wretched make. All this away, and me most wretched make.  Sonn.91.14
92 92  Sonn.92
BVt doe thy worst to steale thy selfe away, But do thy worst to steal thyself away,  Sonn.92.1
For tearme of life thou art assured mine, For term of life thou art assured mine, assure (v.)assign, pledge, guaranteeSonn.92.2
And life no longer then thy loue will stay, And life no longer than thy love will stay, stay (v.)remain, continue, endureSonn.92.3
For it depends vpon that loue of thine. For it depends upon that love of thine. depend on / upon (v.)
old form: vpon
serve, wait on, be a dependant of
Sonn.92.4
Then need I not to feare the worst of wrongs, Then need I not to fear the worst of wrongs,  Sonn.92.5
When in the least of them my life hath end, When in the least of them my life hath end.  Sonn.92.6
I see, a better state to me belongs I see a better state to me belongs  Sonn.92.7
Then that, which on thy humor doth depend. Than that which on thy humour doth depend. humour (n.)
old form: humor
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
Sonn.92.8
humour (n.)
old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
Thou canst not vex me with inconstant minde, Thou canst not vex me with inconstant mind, vex (v.)afflict, trouble, tormentSonn.92.9
Since that my life on thy reuolt doth lie, Since that my life on thy revolt doth lie. revolt (n.)
old form: reuolt
betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
Sonn.92.10
Oh what a happy title do I finde, O, what a happy title do I find, title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlementSonn.92.11
Happy to haue thy loue, happy to die! Happy to have thy love, happy to die!  Sonn.92.12
But whats so blessed faire that feares no blot, But what's so blessed-fair that fears no blot, blot (n.)stain, disgrace, blemishSonn.92.13
blessed (adv.)blessedly, happily
fair (adj.)
old form: faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
Thou maist be falce, and yet I know it not. Thou mayst be false, and yet I know it not. false (adj.)
old form: falce
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Sonn.92.14
93 93  Sonn.93
SO shall I liue, supposing thou art true, So shall I live, supposing thou art true, suppose (v.)presume to be true, believe to be a factSonn.93.1
Like a deceiued husband, so loues face, Like a deceived husband; so love's face  Sonn.93.2
May still seeme loue to me, though alter'd new: May still seem love to me, though altered-new; still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.93.3
Thy lookes with me, thy heart in other place. Thy looks with me, thy heart in other place.  Sonn.93.4
For their can liue no hatred in thine eye, For there can live no hatred in thine eye,  Sonn.93.5
Therefore in that I cannot know thy change, Therefore in that I cannot know thy change.  Sonn.93.6
In manies lookes, the falce hearts history In many's looks, the false heart's history false (adj.)
old form: falce
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Sonn.93.7
Is writ in moods and frounes and wrinckles strange. Is writ in moods and frowns and wrinkles strange.  Sonn.93.8
But heauen in thy creation did decree, But heaven in thy creation did decree  Sonn.93.9
That in thy face sweet loue should euer dwell, That in thy face sweet love should ever dwell;  Sonn.93.10
What ere thy thoughts, or thy hearts workings be, Whate'er thy thoughts or thy heart's workings be,  Sonn.93.11
Thy lookes should nothing thence, but sweetnesse tell. Thy looks should nothing thence but sweetness tell. tell (v.)communicate, make knownSonn.93.12
How like Eaues apple doth thy beauty grow, How like Eve's apple doth thy beauty grow,  Sonn.93.13
If thy sweet vertue answere not thy show. If thy sweet virtue answer not thy show.  Sonn.93.14
94 94  Sonn.94
THey that haue powre to hurt, and will doe none, They that have power to hurt, and will do none,  Sonn.94.1
That doe not do the thing, they most do showe, That do not do the thing they most do show,  Sonn.94.2
Who mouing others, are themselues as stone, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,  Sonn.94.3
Vnmooued, could, and to temptation slow: Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow,  Sonn.94.4
They rightly do inherrit heauens graces, They rightly do inherit heaven's graces,  Sonn.94.5
And husband natures ritches from expence, And husband nature's riches from expense; expense (n.)
old form: expence
extravagance, expenditure, spending
Sonn.94.6
They are the Lords and owners of their faces, They are the lords and owners of their faces,  Sonn.94.7
Others, but stewards of their excellence: Others but stewards of their excellence.  Sonn.94.8
The sommers flowre is to the sommer sweet, The summer's flower is to the summer sweet,  Sonn.94.9
Though to it selfe, it onely liue and die, Though to itself it only live and die,  Sonn.94.10
But if that flowre with base infection meete, But if that flower with base infection meet, base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low qualitySonn.94.11
The basest weed out-braues his dignity: The basest weed outbraves his dignity: outbrave (v.)
old form: out-braues
outdo in beauty, excel in splendour
Sonn.94.12
For sweetest things turne sowrest by their deedes, For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;  Sonn.94.13
Lillies that fester, smell far worse then weeds. Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. fester (v.)corrupt, putrify, rotSonn.94.14
95 95  Sonn.95
HOw sweet and louely dost thou make the shame, How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame,  Sonn.95.1
Which like a canker in the fragrant Rose, Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose, canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasiteSonn.95.2
Doth spot the beautie of thy budding name? Doth spot the beauty of thy budding name! spot (v.)stain, blemish, blotSonn.95.3
Oh in what sweets doest thou thy sinnes inclose! Oh in what sweets dost thou thy sins enclose! sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightSonn.95.4
That tongue that tells the story of thy daies, That tongue that tells the story of thy days  Sonn.95.5
(Making lasciuious comments on thy sport) (Making lascivious comments on thy sport) sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dallianceSonn.95.6
Cannot dispraise, but in a kinde of praise, Cannot dispraise, but in a kind of praise, dispraise (v.)disparage, belittle, denigrateSonn.95.7
kind (n.)
old form: kinde
manner, way, state
Naming thy name, blesses an ill report. Naming thy name, blesses an ill report. ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableSonn.95.8
Oh what a mansion haue those vices got, Oh what a mansion have those vices got mansion (n.)dwelling-place, home, lodging [not necessarily stately]Sonn.95.9
Which for their habitation chose out thee, Which for their habitation chose out thee,  Sonn.95.10
Where beauties vaile doth couer euery blot, Where beauty's veil doth cover every blot,  Sonn.95.11
And all things turnes to faire, that eies can see! And all things turn to fair that eyes can see!  Sonn.95.12
Take heed (deare heart) of this large priuiledge, Take heed (dear heart) of this large privilege;  Sonn.95.13
The hardest knife ill vs'd doth loose his edge. The hardest knife ill-used doth lose his edge.  Sonn.95.14
96 96  Sonn.96
SOme say thy fault is youth, some wantonesse, Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness, wantonness (n.)
old form: wantonesse
lust, lasciviousness, promiscuity
Sonn.96.1
Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport, Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport; sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentSonn.96.2
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
Both grace and faults are lou'd of more and lesse: Both grace and faults are loved of more and less; more and less
old form: lesse
men of high and low rank
Sonn.96.3
Thou makst faults graces, that to thee resort: Thou mak'st faults graces, that to thee resort.  Sonn.96.4
As on the finger of a throned Queene, As on the finger of a throned queen  Sonn.96.5
The basest Iewell wil be well esteem'd: The basest jewel will be well esteemed, base (adj.)non-precious, worthless, of low valueSonn.96.6
So are those errors that in thee are seene, So are those errors, that in thee are seen,  Sonn.96.7
To truths translated, and for true things deem'd. To truths translated, and for true things deemed. translate (v.)transform, change, alterSonn.96.8
How many Lambs might the sterne Wolfe betray, How many lambs might the stern wolf betray,  Sonn.96.9
If like a Lambe he could his lookes translate. If like a lamb he could his looks translate!  Sonn.96.10
How many gazers mighst thou lead away, How many gazers mightst thou lead away, lead away (v.)lead astray, seduce, temptSonn.96.11
If thou wouldst vse the strength of all thy state? If thou wouldst use the strength of all thy state! state (n.)status, rank, positionSonn.96.12
But doe not so, I loue thee in such sort, But do not so; I love thee in such sort, sort (n.)way, mannerSonn.96.13
As thou being mine, mine is thy good report. As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.  Sonn.96.14
97 97  Sonn.97
HOw like a Winter hath my absence beene How like a winter hath my absence been  Sonn.97.1
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting yeare? From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!  Sonn.97.2
What freezings haue I felt, what darke daies seene? What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen! dark (adj.)
old form: darke
sad, melancholic, gloomy
Sonn.97.3
What old Decembers barenesse euery where? What old December's bareness everywhere!  Sonn.97.4
And yet this time remou'd was sommers time, And yet this time removed was summer's time,  Sonn.97.5
The teeming Autumne big with ritch increase, The teeming autumn big with rich increase, teeming (adj.)pregnant, prolific, overfullSonn.97.6
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime, Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime, burden, burthen (n.)birth, state of pregnancySonn.97.7
wanton (adj.)luxuriant, flourishing, lush, profuse in growth
prime (n.)spring, springtime
Like widdowed wombes after their Lords decease: Like widowed wombs after their lords' decease:  Sonn.97.8
Yet this aboundant issue seem'd to me, Yet this abundant issue seemed to me issue (n.)yield, product, resultSonn.97.9
But hope of Orphans, and vn-fathered fruite, But hope of orphans, and unfathered fruit, unfathered (adj.)
old form: vn-fathered
unnaturally conceived, illegitimate
Sonn.97.10
For Sommer and his pleasures waite on thee, For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,  Sonn.97.11
And thou away, the very birds are mute. And thou away, the very birds are mute.  Sonn.97.12
Or if they sing, tis with so dull a cheere, Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer, cheer (n.)
old form: cheere
mood, disposition
Sonn.97.13
dull (adj.)gloomy, melancholic, sullen
That leaues looke pale, dreading the Winters neere. That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.  Sonn.97.14
98 98  Sonn.98
FRom you haue I beene absent in the spring, From you have I been absent in the spring,  Sonn.98.1
When proud pide Aprill (drest in all his trim) When proud pied April (dressed in all his trim) proud (adj.)fine, splendid, luxuriousSonn.98.2
pied (adj.)
old form: pide
of different colours, multi-coloured
Hath put a spirit of youth in euery thing: Hath put a spirit of youth in everything;  Sonn.98.3
That heauie Saturne laught and leapt with him. That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him. heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
grave, serious, weighty
Sonn.98.4
Saturn (n.)Roman god of seed time and harvest
Yet nor the laies of birds, nor the sweet smell Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell lay (n.)
old form: laies
song
Sonn.98.5
Of different flowers in odor and in hew, Of different flowers in odour and in hue,  Sonn.98.6
Could make me any summers story tell: Could make me any summer's story tell,  Sonn.98.7
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew: Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;  Sonn.98.8
Nor did I wonder at the Lillies white, Nor did I wonder at the lilies white,  Sonn.98.9
Nor praise the deepe vermillion in the Rose, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;  Sonn.98.10
They weare but sweet, but figures of delight: They were but sweet, but figures of delight, figure (n.)form, design, shape, conceptionSonn.98.11
Drawne after you, you patterne of all those. Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.  Sonn.98.12
Yet seem'd it Winter still, and you away, Yet seemed it winter still, and you away, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.98.13
As with your shaddow I with these did play. As with your shadow I with these did play.  Sonn.98.14
99 99  Sonn.99
THe forward violet thus did I chide, The forward violet thus did I chide: chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveSonn.99.1
forward (adj.)early, premature
Sweet theefe whence didst thou steale thy sweet that smels Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal thy sweet that smells, sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightSonn.99.2
If not from my loues breath, the purple pride, If not from my love's breath? The purple pride  Sonn.99.3
Which on thy soft cheeke for complexion dwells? Which on thy soft cheek for complexion dwells  Sonn.99.4
In my loues veines thou hast too grosely died; In my love's veins thou hast too grossly dyed. grossly (adv.)
old form: grosely
obviously, plainly, palpably
Sonn.99.5
The Lillie I condemned for thy hand, The lily I condemned for thy hand, condemn (v.)discredit, disparageSonn.99.6
And buds of marierom had stolne thy haire, And buds of marjoram had stolen thy hair,  Sonn.99.7
The Roses fearefully on thornes did stand, The roses fearfully on thorns did stand,  Sonn.99.8
Our blushing shame, an other white dispaire: One blushing shame, another white despair;  Sonn.99.9
A third nor red, nor white, had stolne of both, A third, nor red nor white, had stolen of both  Sonn.99.10
And to his robbry had annext thy breath, And to his robb'ry had annexed thy breath;  Sonn.99.11
But for his theft in pride of all his growth But for his theft in pride of all his growth  Sonn.99.12
A vengfull canker eate him vp to death. A vengeful canker eat him up to death. canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasiteSonn.99.13
More flowers I noted, yet I none could see, More flowers I noted, yet I none could see note (v.)observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]Sonn.99.14
But sweet, or culler it had stolne from thee. But sweet or colour it had stolen from thee. sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightSonn.99.15
100 100  Sonn.100
WHere art thou Muse that thou forgetst so long, Where art thou, Muse, that thou forgett'st so long  Sonn.100.1
To speake of that which giues thee all thy might? To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?  Sonn.100.2
Spendst thou thy furie on some worthlesse songe, Spend'st thou thy fury on some worthless song,  Sonn.100.3
Darkning thy powre to lend base subiects light. Dark'ning thy power to lend base subjects light? base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthySonn.100.4
Returne forgetfull Muse, and straight redeeme, Return, forgetful Muse, and straight redeem straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceSonn.100.5
redeem (v.)
old form: redeeme
[of time lost] get back, buy back, make amends for
In gentle numbers time so idely spent, In gentle numbers time so idly spent; number (n.)(plural) verses, linesSonn.100.6
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
Sing to the eare that doth thy laies esteeme, Sing to the ear that doth thy lays esteem, lay (n.)
old form: laies
song
Sonn.100.7
And giues thy pen both skill and argument. And gives thy pen both skill and argument.  Sonn.100.8
Rise resty Muse, my loues sweet face suruay, Rise, resty Muse, my love's sweet face survey, resty (adj.)lazy, sluggishSonn.100.9
If time haue any wrincle grauen there, If Time have any wrinkle graven there; graven (adj.)
old form: grauen
engraved, inscribed, sculpted
Sonn.100.10
If any, be a Satire to decay, If any, be a satire to decay, satire (n.)satirist, deriderSonn.100.11
And make times spoiles dispised euery where. And make Time's spoils despised everywhere. spoil (n.)
old form: spoiles
slaughter, destruction, ruination
Sonn.100.12
Giue my loue fame faster then time wasts life, Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life;  Sonn.100.13
So thou preuenst his sieth, and crooked knife. So thou prevent'st his scythe and crooked knife. crooked (adj.)rounded, curvedSonn.100.14
prevent (v.)
old form: preuenst
take steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
101 101  Sonn.101
OH truant Muse what shalbe thy amends, O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends  Sonn.101.1
For thy neglect of truth in beauty di'd? For thy neglect of truth in beauty dyed?  Sonn.101.2
Both truth and beauty on my loue depends: Both truth and beauty on my love depends; depend on / upon (v.)serve, wait on, be a dependant ofSonn.101.3
So dost thou too, and therein dignifi'd: So dost thou too, and therein dignified.  Sonn.101.4
Make answere Muse, wilt thou not haply saie, Make answer, Muse: wilt thou not haply say, haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckSonn.101.5
Truth needs no collour with his collour fixt, Truth needs no colour, with his colour fixed;  Sonn.101.6
Beautie no pensell, beauties truth to lay: Beauty no pencil, beauty's truth to lay; pencil (n.)
old form: pensell
finely-pointed paint-brush
Sonn.101.7
lay (v.)put on a surface in layers, add layers of colour to
But best is best, if neuer intermixt. But best is best, if never intermixed?  Sonn.101.8
Because he needs no praise, wilt thou be dumb? Because he needs no praise, wilt thou be dumb?  Sonn.101.9
Excuse not silence so, for't lies in thee, Excuse not silence so; for't lies in thee  Sonn.101.10
To make him much out-liue a gilded tombe: To make him much outlive a gilded tomb,  Sonn.101.11
And to be praisd of ages yet to be. And to be praised of ages yet to be.  Sonn.101.12
Then do thy office Muse, I teach thee how, Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how, office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilitySonn.101.13
To make him seeme long hence, as he showes now. To make him seem long hence, as he shows now.  Sonn.101.14
102 102  Sonn.102
MY loue is strengthned though more weake in seeming My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming; seeming (n.)appearance, look, aspectSonn.102.1
I loue not lesse, thogh lesse the show appeare, I love not less, though less the show appear;  Sonn.102.2
That loue is marchandiz'd, whose ritch esteeming, That love is merchandised whose rich esteeming merchandise (v.)
old form: marchandiz'd
commercialise, turn into merchandise
Sonn.102.3
The owners tongue doth publish euery where. The owner's tongue doth publish everywhere. publish (v.)announce, make public, make generally knownSonn.102.4
Our loue was new, and then but in the spring, Our love was new, and then but in the spring,  Sonn.102.5
When I was wont to greet it with my laies, When I was wont to greet it with my lays, wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit ofSonn.102.6
lay (n.)
old form: laies
song
As Philomell in summers front doth singe, As Philomel in summer's front doth sing, front (n.)beginning, start, openingSonn.102.7
And stops his pipe in growth of riper daies: And stops her pipe in growth of riper days.  Sonn.102.8
Not that the summer is lesse pleasant now Not that the summer is less pleasant now  Sonn.102.9
Then when her mournefull himns did hush the night, Than when her mournful hymns did hush the night,  Sonn.102.10
But that wild musick burthens euery bow, But that wild music burthens every bough burden, burthen (v.)
old form: burthens
load down, weigh down
Sonn.102.11
And sweets growne common loose their deare delight. And sweets grown common lose their dear delight. common (adj.)average, usual, general, ordinarySonn.102.12
Therefore like her, I some-time hold my tongue: Therefore like her I sometime hold my tongue, sometime (adv.)
old form: some-time
sometimes, now and then
Sonn.102.13
Because I would not dull you with my songe. Because I would not dull you with my song. dull (v.)bore, make weary, be tedious toSonn.102.14
song (n.)
old form: songe
poem, set of verses, composition
103 103  Sonn.103
ALack what pouerty my Muse brings forth, Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth,  Sonn.103.1
That hauing such a skope to show her pride, That having such a scope to show her pride, pride (n.)splendour, magnificence, pompSonn.103.2
scope (n.)
old form: skope
opportunity, liberty, free course of action
The argument all bare is of more worth The argument all bare is of more worth argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topicSonn.103.3
Then when it hath my added praise beside. Than when it hath my added praise beside.  Sonn.103.4
Oh blame me not if I no more can write! Oh blame me not if I no more can write!  Sonn.103.5
Looke in your glasse and there appeares a face, Look in your glass, and there appears a face glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.103.6
That ouer-goes my blunt inuention quite, That over-goes my blunt invention quite, blunt (adj.)stupid, obtuse, dull-wittedSonn.103.7
invention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
overgo (v.)
old form: ouer-goes
exceed, surmount, go beyond
Dulling my lines, and doing me disgrace. Dulling my lines, and doing me disgrace. dull (v.)make dreary, take the edge offSonn.103.8
Were it not sinfull then striuing to mend, Were it not sinful then, striving to mend,  Sonn.103.9
To marre the subiect that before was well, To mar the subject that before was well, well (adj.)fine, all right, satisfactorySonn.103.10
For to no other passe my verses tend, For to no other pass my verses tend tend (v.)relate, refer, be relevantSonn.103.11
pass (n.)
old form: passe
issue, end, outcome
Then of your graces and your gifts to tell. Than of your graces and your gifts to tell.  Sonn.103.12
And more, much more then in my verse can sit, And more, much more than in my verse can sit,  Sonn.103.13
Your owne glasse showes you, when you looke in it. Your own glass shows you, when you look in it. glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
Sonn.103.14
104 104  Sonn.104
TO me faire friend you neuer can be old, To me, fair friend, you never can be old,  Sonn.104.1
For as you were when first your eye I eyde, For as you were when first your eye I eyed,  Sonn.104.2
Such seemes your beautie still: Three Winters colde, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold  Sonn.104.3
Haue from the forrests shooke three summers pride, Have from the forests shook three summers' pride;  Sonn.104.4
Three beautious springs to yellow Autumne turn'd, Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned  Sonn.104.5
In processe of the seasons haue I seene, In process of the seasons have I seen; process (n.)
old form: processe
progress, course, path
Sonn.104.6
Three Aprill perfumes in three hot Iunes burn'd, Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burned,  Sonn.104.7
Since first I saw you fresh which yet are greene. Since first I saw you fresh which yet are green.  Sonn.104.8
Ah yet doth beauty like a Dyall hand, Ah yet doth beauty, like a dial hand, dial (n.)
old form: Dyall
watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
Sonn.104.9
Steale from his figure, and no pace perceiu'd, Steal from his figure, and no pace perceived;  Sonn.104.10
So your sweete hew, which me thinkes still doth stand So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand, methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Sonn.104.11
hue (n.)
old form: hew
appearance, complexion
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceaued. Hath motion and mine eye may be deceived; deceive (v.)
old form: deceaued
delude, mislead, take in
Sonn.104.12
For feare of which, heare this thou age vnbred, For fear of which, hear this, thou age unbred,  Sonn.104.13
Ere you were borne was beauties summer dead. Ere you were born was beauty's summer dead.  Sonn.104.14
105 105  Sonn.105
LEt not my loue be cal'd Idolatrie, Let not my love be called idolatry,  Sonn.105.1
Nor my beloued as an Idoll show, Nor my beloved as an idol show,  Sonn.105.2
Since all alike my songs and praises be Since all alike my songs and praises be  Sonn.105.3
To one, of one, still such, and euer so. To one, of one, still such, and ever so. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.105.4
Kinde is my loue to day, to morrow kinde, Kind is my love today, tomorrow kind,  Sonn.105.5
Still constant in a wondrous excellence, Still constant in a wondrous excellence; still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.105.6
Therefore my verse to constancie confin'de, Therefore my verse to constancy confined,  Sonn.105.7
One thing expressing, leaues out difference. One thing expressing, leaves out difference.  Sonn.105.8
Faire, kinde, and true, is all my argument, Fair, kind, and true, is all my argument, argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topicSonn.105.9
true (adj.)constant, faithful in love
kind (adj.)
old form: kinde
loving, affectionate, fond
fair (adj.)
old form: Faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
Faire, kinde and true, varrying to other words, Fair, kind, and true, varying to other words,  Sonn.105.10
And in this change is my inuention spent, And in this change is my invention spent, invention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
Sonn.105.11
spend (v.)use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
Three theams in one, which wondrous scope affords. Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords.  Sonn.105.12
Faire, kinde, and true, haue often liu'd alone. Fair, kind, and true, have often lived alone,  Sonn.105.13
Which three till now, neuer kept seate in one. Which three till now never kept seat in one. seat (n.)
old form: seate
resting place, region, abode
Sonn.105.14
106 106  Sonn.106
WHen in the Chronicle of wasted time, When in the chronicle of wasted time  Sonn.106.1
I see discriptions of the fairest wights, I see descriptions of the fairest wights, wight (n.)[archaism] person, human beingSonn.106.2
And beautie making beautifull old rime, And beauty making beautiful old rhyme  Sonn.106.3
In praise of Ladies dead, and louely Knights, In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,  Sonn.106.4
Then in the blazon of sweet beauties best, Then in the blazon of sweet beauty's best, blazon (n.)revelation, divulging, publicationSonn.106.5
blazon (n.)description, representation, delineation
Of hand, of foote, of lip, of eye, of brow, Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow, brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.106.6
I see their antique Pen would haue exprest, I see their antique pen would have expressed antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)ancient, olden, formerSonn.106.7
Euen such a beauty as you maister now. Even such a beauty as you master now. master (v.)
old form: maister
own, possess, have at one's disposal
Sonn.106.8
So all their praises are but prophesies So all their praises are but prophecies  Sonn.106.9
Of this our time, all you prefiguring, Of this our time, all you prefiguring;  Sonn.106.10
And for they look'd but with deuining eyes, And for they looked but with divining eyes,  Sonn.106.11
They had not still enough your worth to sing: They had not skill enough your worth to sing:  Sonn.106.12
For we which now behold these present dayes, For we, which now behold these present days,  Sonn.106.13
Haue eyes to wonder, but lack toungs to praise. Had eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.  Sonn.106.14
107 107  Sonn.107
NOt mine owne feares, nor the prophetick soule, Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul  Sonn.107.1
Of the wide world, dreaming on things to come, Of the wide world dreaming on things to come,  Sonn.107.2
Can yet the lease of my true loue controule, Can yet the lease of my true love control,  Sonn.107.3
Supposde as forfeit to a confin'd doome. Supposed as forfeit to a confined doom.  Sonn.107.4
The mortall Moone hath her eclipse indur'de, The mortal moon hath her eclipse endured,  Sonn.107.5
And the sad Augurs mock their owne presage, And the sad augurs mock their own presage; augur, augure (n.)augurer, soothsayer, fortune-tellerSonn.107.6
presage (n.)foreboding, presentiment, misgiving
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
Incertenties now crowne them-selues assur'de, Incertainties now crown themselves assured, incertainty (n.)
old form: Incertenties
uncertainty
Sonn.107.7
And peace proclaimes Oliues of endlesse age, And peace proclaims olives of endless age.  Sonn.107.8
Now with the drops of this most balmie time, Now with the drops of this most balmy time, balmy (adj.)
old form: balmie
soothing, healing, restorative
Sonn.107.9
My loue lookes fresh, and death to me subscribes, My love looks fresh, and death to me subscribes,  Sonn.107.10
Since spight of him Ile liue in this poore rime, Since spite of him I'll live in this poor rhyme,  Sonn.107.11
While he insults ore dull and speachlesse tribes. While he insults o'er dull and speechless tribes. insult (v.)be insolent, show scorn, triumph scornfullySonn.107.12
And thou in this shalt finde thy monument, And thou in this shalt find thy monument,  Sonn.107.13
When tyrants crests and tombs of brasse are spent. When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent. crest (n.)heraldic device placed above the shield and helmet in a coat-of-armsSonn.107.14
spend (v.)use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
108 108  Sonn.108
WHat's in the braine that Inck may character, What's in the brain that ink may character character (v.)inscribe, engrave, writeSonn.108.1
Which hath not figur'd to thee my true spirit, Which hath not figured to thee my true spirit? figure (v.)
old form: figur'd
symbolize, represent, portray
Sonn.108.2
What 's new to speake, what now to register, What's new to speak, what new to register,  Sonn.108.3
That may expresse my loue, or thy deare merit? That may express my love, or thy dear merit?  Sonn.108.4
Nothing sweet boy, but yet like prayers diuine, Nothing, sweet boy; but yet, like prayers divine,  Sonn.108.5
I must each day say ore the very same, I must each day say o'er the very same,  Sonn.108.6
Counting no old thing old, thou mine, I thine, Counting no old thing old, thou mine, I thine,  Sonn.108.7
Euen as when first I hallowed thy faire name. Even as when first I hallowed thy fair name.  Sonn.108.8
So that eternall loue in loues fresh case, So that eternal love in love's fresh case case (n.)outer covering, surface appearanceSonn.108.9
Waighes not the dust and iniury of age, Weighs not the dust and injury of age, weigh (v.)
old form: Waighes
consider, take into account
Sonn.108.10
Nor giues to necessary wrinckles place, Nor gives to necessary wrinkles place,  Sonn.108.11
But makes antiquitie for aye his page, But makes antiquity for aye his page, aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternitySonn.108.12
Finding the first conceit of loue there bred, Finding the first conceit of love there bred, conceit (n.)notion, idea, thoughtSonn.108.13
Where time and outward forme would shew it dead, Where time and outward form would show it dead.  Sonn.108.14
109 109  Sonn.109
O Never say that I was false of heart, O never say that I was false of heart, false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulSonn.109.1
Though absence seem'd my flame to quallifie, Though absence seemed my flame to qualify. qualify (v.)
old form: quallifie
moderate, weaken, diminish
Sonn.109.2
As easie might I from my selfe depart, As easy might I from myself depart depart (v.)separate, part company, take leave of one anotherSonn.109.3
easy (adv.)
old form: easie
easily
As from my soule which in thy brest doth lye: As from my soul which in thy breast doth lie.  Sonn.109.4
That is my home of loue, if I haue rang'd, That is my home of love: if I have ranged, range (v.)
old form: rang'd
wander freely, roam, rove
Sonn.109.5
Like him that trauels I returne againe, Like him that travels I return again,  Sonn.109.6
lust to the time, not with the time exchang'd, Just to the time, not with the time exchanged,  Sonn.109.7
So that my selfe bring water for my staine, So that myself bring water for my stain.  Sonn.109.8
Neuer beleeue though in my nature raign'd, Never believe, though in my nature reigned  Sonn.109.9
All frailties that besiege all kindes of blood, All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood, blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]Sonn.109.10
That it could so preposterouslie be stain'd, That it could so preposterously be stained, preposterously (adv.)
old form: preposterouslie
out of the normal course of events, unnaturally, perversely
Sonn.109.11
stain (v.)
old form: stain'd
corrupt, spoil, taint
To leaue for nothing all thy summe of good: To leave for nothing all thy sum of good;  Sonn.109.12
For nothing this wide Vniuerse I call, For nothing this wide universe I call,  Sonn.109.13
Saue thou my Rose, in it thou art my all. Save thou my rose; in it thou art my all.  Sonn.109.14
110 110  Sonn.110
ALas 'tis true, I haue gone here and there, Alas, 'tis true, I have gone here and there,  Sonn.110.1
And made my selfe a motley to the view, And made myself a motley to the view, motley (n.)foolSonn.110.2
Gor'd mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most deare, Gored mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most dear,  Sonn.110.3
Made old offences of affections new. Made old offences of affections new.  Sonn.110.4
Most true it is, that I haue lookt on truth Most true it is that I have looked on truth  Sonn.110.5
Asconce and strangely: But by all aboue, Askance and strangely: but by all above, askance, askaunce (adv.)
old form: Asconce
with disdain, maliciously, scornfully
Sonn.110.6
strangely (adv.)like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
These blenches gaue my heart an other youth, These blenches gave my heart another youth, blench (n.)sidelong glance, turning asideSonn.110.7
And worse essaies prou'd thee my best of loue, And worse essays proved thee my best of love. essay (n.)
old form: essaies
trial, testing, proof
Sonn.110.8
Now all is done, haue what shall haue no end, Now all is done, have what shall have no end;  Sonn.110.9
Mine appetite I neuer more will grin'de Mine appetite I never more will grind grind (v.)whet, sharpen, stimulateSonn.110.10
On newer proofe, to trie an older friend, On newer proof, to try an older friend, try (v.)
old form: trie
put to the test, test the goodness [of]
Sonn.110.11
A God in loue, to whom I am confin'd. A god in love, to whom I am confined.  Sonn.110.12
Then giue me welcome, next my heauen the best, Then give me welcome, next my heaven the best,  Sonn.110.13
Euen to thy pure and most most louing brest. Even to thy pure and most most loving breast.  Sonn.110.14
111 111  Sonn.111
O For my sake doe you wish fortune chide, O for my sake do you with Fortune chide, chide (v.), past form chidquarrel, wrangle, fightSonn.111.1
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
The guiltie goddesse of my harmfull deeds, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds,  Sonn.111.2
That did not better for my life prouide, That did not better for my life provide  Sonn.111.3
Then publick meanes which publick manners breeds. Than public means which public manners breeds.  Sonn.111.4
Thence comes it that my name receiues a brand, Thence comes it that my name receives a brand,  Sonn.111.5
And almost thence my nature is subdu'd And almost thence my nature is subdued  Sonn.111.6
To what it workes in, like the Dyers hand, To what it works in, like the dyer's hand:  Sonn.111.7
Pitty me then, and wish I were renu'de, Pity me then and wish I were renewed;  Sonn.111.8
Whilst like a willing pacient I will drinke, Whilst like a willing patient I will drink  Sonn.111.9
Potions of Eysell gainst my strong infection, Potions of eysell 'gainst my strong infection, eisel, eisell, esile, eysell (n.)vinegarSonn.111.10
strong (adj.)great, serious
No bitternesse that I will bitter thinke, No bitterness that I will bitter think,  Sonn.111.11
Nor double pennance to correct correction. Nor double penance to correct correction.  Sonn.111.12
Pittie me then deare friend, and I assure yee, Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye  Sonn.111.13
Euen that your pittie is enough to cure mee. Even that your pity is enough to cure me.  Sonn.111.14
112 112  Sonn.112
YOur loue and pittie doth th'impression fill, Your love and pity doth th' impression fill,  Sonn.112.1
Which vulgar scandall stampt vpon my brow, Which vulgar scandal stamped upon my brow, brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Sonn.112.2
For what care I who calles me well or ill, For what care I who calls me well or ill, ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableSonn.112.3
So you ore-greene my bad, my good alow? So you o'er-green my bad, my good allow? allow (v.)
old form: alow
approve, sanction, encourage
Sonn.112.4
over-green (v.)
old form: ore-greene
cover over, gloss over, whitewash
You are my All the world, and I must striue, You are my all the world, and I must strive  Sonn.112.5
To know my shames and praises from your tounge, To know my shames and praises from your tongue;  Sonn.112.6
None else to me, nor I to none aliue, None else to me, nor I to none alive,  Sonn.112.7
That my steel'd sence or changes right or wrong, That my steeled sense or changes right or wrong. sense (n.)
old form: sence
feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
Sonn.112.8
steeled (adj.)
old form: steel'd
hardened like steel, toughened
In so profound Abisme I throw all care In so profound abysm I throw all care abysm (n.)
old form: Abisme
abyss, chasm, gulf
Sonn.112.9
care (n.)attentiveness, heedfulness, diligence
Of others voyces, that my Adders sence, Of others' voices, that my adder's sense  Sonn.112.10
To cryttick and to flatterer stopped are: To critic and to flatterer stopped are.  Sonn.112.11
Marke how with my neglect I doe dispence. Mark how with my neglect I do dispense: mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Sonn.112.12
You are so strongly in my purpose bred, You are so strongly in my purpose bred breed (v.), past form bredcherish, nurture, bring into existenceSonn.112.13
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
That all the world besides me thinkes y'are dead. That all the world besides me thinks y' are dead.  Sonn.112.14
113 113  Sonn.113
SInce I left you, mine eye is in my minde, Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind,  Sonn.113.1
And that which gouernes me to goe about, And that which governs me to go about govern (v.)
old form: gouernes
guide, direct, lead
Sonn.113.2
Doth part his function, and is partly blind, Doth part his function, and is partly blind, part, part of (adv.)partly, in some measureSonn.113.3
Seemes seeing, but effectually is out: Seems seeing, but effectually is out; effectually (adv.)in effect, in fact, in realitySonn.113.4
out (adv.)at an end, finished
For it no forme deliuers to the heart For it no form delivers to the heart  Sonn.113.5
Of bird, of flowre, or shape which it doth lack, Of bird, of flower, or shape, which it doth latch; latch (v.)catch, receive, take hold ofSonn.113.6
Of his quick obiects hath the minde no part, Of his quick objects hath the mind no part, quick (adj.)living, vital, full of lifeSonn.113.7
Nor his owne vision houlds what it doth catch: Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch,  Sonn.113.8
For if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight, For if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight, rude (adj.)
old form: rud'st
rough, wild, harsh-looking
Sonn.113.9
gentle (adj.)refined, discriminating, sophisticated
The most sweet-fauor or deformedst creature, The most sweet favour or deformed'st creature, favour (n.)
old form: fauor
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
Sonn.113.10
The mountaine, or the sea, the day, or night: The mountain or the sea, the day or night,  Sonn.113.11
The Croe, or Doue, it shapes them to your feature. The crow or dove, it shapes them to your feature.  Sonn.113.12
Incapable of more repleat, with you, Incapable of more, replete with you, incapable of (adj.)unable to take in, unable to holdSonn.113.13
My most true minde thus maketh mine vntrue. My most true mind thus maketh mine untrue. true (adj.)constant, faithful in loveSonn.113.14
114 114  Sonn.114
Or whether doth my minde being crown 'd with you Or whether doth my mind being crowned with you  Sonn.114.1
Drinke vp the monarks plague this flattery? Drink up the monarch's plague, this flattery?  Sonn.114.2
Or whether shall I say mine eie saith true, Or whether shall I say mine eye saith true,  Sonn.114.3
And that your loue taught it this Alcumie? And that your love taught it this alchymy, alchemy, alchymy (n.)
old form: Alcumie
wondrous transformation, miraculous transmutation
Sonn.114.4
To make of monsters, and things indigest, To make of monsters, and things indigest, indigest (adj.)shapeless, deformed, crudeSonn.114.5
Such cherubines as your sweet selfe resemble, Such cherubins as your sweet self resemble, cherubin (n.)
old form: cherubines
celestial being, heavenly beauty
Sonn.114.6
Creating euery bad a perfect best Creating every bad a perfect best  Sonn.114.7
As fast as obiects to his beames assemble: As fast as objects to his beams assemble? beam (n.)
old form: beames
reach, range, line [of the eye, thought of as emitting beams of light]
Sonn.114.8
Oh tis the first, tis flatry in my seeing, Oh 'tis the first, 'tis flattery in my seeing,  Sonn.114.9
And my great minde most kingly drinkes it vp, And my great mind most kingly drinks it up;  Sonn.114.10
Mine eie well knowes what with his gust is greeing, Mine eye well knows what with his gust is 'greeing, gust (n.)relish, taste, inclinationSonn.114.11
And to his pallat doth prepare the cup. And to his palate doth prepare the cup.  Sonn.114.12
If it be poison'd, tis the lesser sinne, If it be poisoned, 'tis the lesser sin,  Sonn.114.13
That mine eye loues it and doth first beginne. That mine eye loves it and doth first begin.  Sonn.114.14
115 115  Sonn.115
THose lines that I before haue writ doe lie, Those lines that I before have writ do lie,  Sonn.115.1
Euen those that said I could not loue you deerer, Even those that said I could not love you dearer,  Sonn.115.2
Yet then my iudgement knew no reason why, Yet then my judgement knew no reason why  Sonn.115.3
My most full flame should afterwards burne cleerer. My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.  Sonn.115.4
But reckening time, whose milliond accidents But reckoning time, whose millioned accidents accident (n.)occurrence, event, happeningSonn.115.5
millioned (adj.)numbered by the million
Creepe in twixt vowes, and change decrees of Kings, Creep in 'twixt vows, and change decrees of kings,  Sonn.115.6
Tan sacred beautie, blunt the sharp'st intents, Tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharp'st intents, intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimSonn.115.7
Diuert strong mindes to th' course of altring things: Divert strong minds to th' course of alt'ring things;  Sonn.115.8
Alas why fearing of times tiranie, Alas, why, fearing of Time's tyranny,  Sonn.115.9
Might I not then say now I loue you best, Might I not then say now I love you best,  Sonn.115.10
When I was certaine ore in-certainty, When I was certain o'er incertainty, incertainty (n.)
old form: in-certainty
uncertainty
Sonn.115.11
Crowning the present, doubting of the rest: Crowning the present, doubting of the rest? doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]Sonn.115.12
Loue is a Babe, then might I not say so Love is a babe; then might I not say so,  Sonn.115.13
To giue full growth to that which still doth grow. To give full growth to that which still doth grow?  Sonn.115.14
119 116  Sonn.116
LEt me not to the marriage of true mindes Let me not to the marriage of true minds  Sonn.116.1
Admit impediments, loue is not loue Admit impediments. Love is not love  Sonn.116.2
Which alters when it alteration findes, Which alters when it alteration finds,  Sonn.116.3
Or bends with the remouer to remoue. Or bends with the remover to remove. bend (v.)change, alter, turn in a new directionSonn.116.4
O no, it is an euer fixed marke O no, it is an ever-fixed mark mark (n.)
old form: marke
target, goal, aim
Sonn.116.5
That lookes on tempests and is neuer shaken; That looks on tempest and is never shaken;  Sonn.116.6
It is the star to euery wandring barke, It is the star to every wand'ring bark, bark, barque (n.)
old form: barke
ship, vessel
Sonn.116.7
wandering (adj.)
old form: wandring
lost, straying from the correct path
star (n.)pole-star, lodestar, guiding star
Whose worths vnknowne, although his higth be taken. Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. height (n.)
old form: higth
[navigation] altitude, elevation
Sonn.116.8
Lou's not Times foole, though rosie lips and cheeks Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks  Sonn.116.9
Within his bending sickles compasse come, Within his bending sickle's compass come; compass (n.)
old form: compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
Sonn.116.10
Loue alters not with his breefe houres and weekes, Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,  Sonn.116.11
But beares it out euen to the edge of doome: But bears it out even to the edge of doom. bear out (v.)
old form: beares
endure, weather, cope [with]
Sonn.116.12
If this be error and vpon me proued, If this be error and upon me proved,  Sonn.116.13
I neuer writ, nor no man euer loued. I never writ, nor no man ever loved.  Sonn.116.14
117 117  Sonn.117
Accuse me thus, that I haue scanted all, Accuse me thus, that I have scanted all scant (v.)neglect, stint, withholdSonn.117.1
Wherein I should your great deserts repay, Wherein I should your great deserts repay,  Sonn.117.2
Forgot vpon your dearest loue to call, Forgot upon your dearest love to call,  Sonn.117.3
Whereto al bonds do tie me day by day, Whereto all bonds do tie me day by day; bond (n.)tie, binding, obligationSonn.117.4
That I haue frequent binne with vnknown mindes, That I have frequent been with unknown minds, frequent (adj.)familiar, in habitual companySonn.117.5
And giuen to time your owne deare purchas'd right, And given to time your own dear-purchased right,  Sonn.117.6
That I haue hoysted saile to al the windes That I have hoisted sail to all the winds  Sonn.117.7
Which should transport me farthest from your sight. Which should transport me farthest from your sight.  Sonn.117.8
Booke both my wilfulnesse and errors downe, Book both my wilfulness and errors down, book (v.)
old form: Booke
record, list, register
Sonn.117.9
And on iust proofe surmise, accumilate, And on just proof surmise accumulate;  Sonn.117.10
Bring me within the leuel of your frowne, Bring me within the level of your frown, level (n.)
old form: leuel
[archery] direct aim, target, range
Sonn.117.11
But shoote not at me in your wakened hate: But shoot not at me in your wakened hate;  Sonn.117.12
Since my appeale saies I did striue to prooue Since my appeal says I did strive to prove prove (v.)
old form: prooue
demonstrate, establish, show to be true
Sonn.117.13
The constancy and virtue of your loue The constancy and virtue of your love.  Sonn.117.14
118 118  Sonn.118
LIke as to make our appetites more keene Like as to make our appetites more keen like as (conj.)just asSonn.118.1
With eager compounds we our pallat vrge, With eager compounds we our palate urge, urge (v.)
old form: vrge
stimulate, excite, tempt
Sonn.118.2
eager (adj.)sour, bitter, acid
As to preuent our malladies vnseene, As to prevent our maladies unseen,  Sonn.118.3
We sicken to shun sicknesse when we purge. We sicken to shun sickness when we purge,  Sonn.118.4
Euen so being full of your nere cloying sweetnesse, Even so, being full of your ne'er-cloying sweetness,  Sonn.118.5
To bitter sawces did I frame my feeding; To bitter sauces did I frame my feeding, frame (v.)adapt, adjust, shape, accommodateSonn.118.6
And sicke of wel-fare found a kind of meetnesse, And sick of welfare found a kind of meetness, welfare (n.)
old form: wel-fare
being well, remaining healthy
Sonn.118.7
meetness (n.)
old form: meetnesse
fitness, readiness
To be diseas'd ere that there was true needing. To be diseased ere that there was true needing.  Sonn.118.8
Thus pollicie in loue t'anticipate Thus policy in love, t' anticipate policy (n.)
old form: pollicie
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
Sonn.118.9
The ills that were, not grew to faults assured, The ills that were not, grew to faults assured, assured (adj.)certain, definite, sureSonn.118.10
ill (n.)illness, malady, affliction
And brought to medicine a healthfull state And brought to medicine a healthful state  Sonn.118.11
Which rancke of goodnesse would by ill be cured. Which rank of goodness would by ill be cured. rank (adj.)
old form: rancke
growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
Sonn.118.12
But thence I learne and find the lesson true, But thence I learn, and find the lesson true,  Sonn.118.13
Drugs poyson him that so fell sicke of you. Drugs poison him that so fell sick of you.  Sonn.118.14
119 119  Sonn.119
WHat potions haue I drunke of Syren teares What potions have I drunk of Siren tears, Siren (n.)sea demon of Greek mythology, half bird, half woman, whose music lured sailors to destruction on the rocky shores of her islandSonn.119.1
Distil'd from Lymbecks foule as hell within, Distilled from limbecks foul as hell within, limbeck (n.)
old form: Lymbecks
retort, distilling apparatus, alembic
Sonn.119.2
Applying feares to hopes, and hopes to feares, Applying fears to hopes, and hopes to fears,  Sonn.119.3
Still loosing when I saw my selfe to win? Still losing when I saw myself to win! still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.119.4
What wretched errors hath my heart committed, What wretched errors hath my heart committed,  Sonn.119.5
Whilst it hath thought it selfe so blessed neuer? Whilst it hath thought itself so blessed never!  Sonn.119.6
How haue mine eies out of their Spheares bene fitted How have mine eyes out of their spheres been fitted sphere (n.)
old form: Spheares
(plural) orbits [of the eye], sockets
Sonn.119.7
fit (v.)force out of place by a convulsion
In the distraction of this madding feuer? In the distraction of this madding fever! distraction (n.)perturbation, agitation, frenzied stateSonn.119.8
madding (adj.)driving one mad, provoking madness
O benefit of ill, now I find true O benefit of ill, now I find true ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evilSonn.119.9
That better is, by euil still made better. That better is, by evil still made better. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.119.10
And ruin'd loue when it is built anew And ruined love when it is built anew  Sonn.119.11
Growes fairer then at first, more strong, far greater. Grows fairer than at first, more strong, far greater.  Sonn.119.12
So I returne rebukt to my content, So I return rebuked to my content, content (n.)contentment, peace of mindSonn.119.13
And gaine by ills thrise more then I haue spent. And gain by ills thrice more than I have spent.  Sonn.119.14
120 120  Sonn.120
THat you were once vnkind be-friends mee now, That you were once unkind befriends me now,  Sonn.120.1
And for that sorrow, which I then didde feele, And for that sorrow, which I then did feel,  Sonn.120.2
Needes must I vnder my transgression bow, Needs must I under my transgression bow,  Sonn.120.3
Vnlesse my Nerues were brasse or hammered steele. Unless my nerves were brass or hammered steel. nerve (n.)
old form: Nerues
sinew, ligament, muscle
Sonn.120.4
For if you were by my vnkindnesse shaken For if you were by my unkindness shaken  Sonn.120.5
As I by yours, y 'haue past a hell of Time, As I by yours, y' have passed a hell of time,  Sonn.120.6
And I a tyrant haue no leasure taken And I a tyrant have no leisure taken  Sonn.120.7
To waigh how once I suffered in your crime. To weigh how once I suffered in your crime. crime (n.)accusation, charge, denunciationSonn.120.8
weigh (v.)
old form: waigh
consider, take into account
weigh (v.)
old form: waigh
judge, rate, assess the value of
O that our night of wo might haue remembred O, that our night of woe might have remembered  Sonn.120.9
My deepest sence, how hard true sorrow hits, My deepest sense, how hard true sorrow hits,  Sonn.120.10
And soone to you, as you to me then tendred And soon to you, as you to me, then tendered  Sonn.120.11
The humble salue, which wounded bosomes fits! The humble salve which wounded bosoms fits! bosom (n.)heart, inner personSonn.120.12
salve (n.)
old form: salue
healing ointment
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
But that your trespasse now becomes a fee, But that your trespass now becomes a fee,  Sonn.120.13
Mine ransoms yours, and yours must ransome mee. Mine ransoms yours, and yours must ransom me.  Sonn.120.14
121 121  Sonn.121
TIs better to be vile then vile esteemed, 'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed,  Sonn.121.1
When not to be, receiues reproach of being, When not to be receives reproach of being,  Sonn.121.2
And the iust pleasure lost, which is so deemed, And the just pleasure lost, which is so deemed  Sonn.121.3
Not by our feeling, but by others seeing. Not by our feeling, but by others' seeing.  Sonn.121.4
For why should others false adulterat eyes For why should others' false adulterate eyes adulterate (adj.)
old form: adulterat
adulterous
Sonn.121.5
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Giue salutation to my sportiue blood? Give salutation to my sportive blood? sportive (adj.)
old form: sportiue
amorous, wanton, sexual
Sonn.121.6
Or on my frailties why are frailer spies; Or on my frailties why are frailer spies, frailty (n.)moral weakness, shortcoming, liability to give in to temptationSonn.121.7
Which in their wils count bad what I think good? Which in their wills count bad what I think good? will (n.)
old form: wils
desire, wish, liking, inclination
Sonn.121.8
Noe, I am that I am, and they that leuell No, I am that I am, and they that level level at (v.)
old form: leuell
aim for, have as a target
Sonn.121.9
At my abuses, reckon vp their owne, At my abuses reckon up their own; abuse (n.)offence, wrong, insult, transgressionSonn.121.10
reckon up (v.)list, enumerate
I may be straight though they them-selues be beuel I may be straight though they themselves be bevel; bevel (adj.)
old form: beuel
crooked, slanting, sloping
Sonn.121.11
By their rancke thoughtes, my deedes must not be shown By their rank thoughts my deeds must not be shown. rank (adj.)
old form: rancke
foul, festering, diseased
Sonn.121.12
Vnlesse this generall euill they maintaine, Unless this general evil they maintain, maintain (v.)
old form: maintaine
defend, justify, support
Sonn.121.13
All men are bad and in their badnesse raigne. All men are bad and in their badness reign.  Sonn.121.14
122 122  Sonn.122
TThy guift,, thy tables, are within my braine Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain table (n.)writing tablet, memo pad, notebookSonn.122.1
Full characterd with lasting memory, Full charactered with lasting memory, character (v.)
old form: characterd
inscribe, engrave, write
Sonn.122.2
Which shall aboue that idle rancke remaine Which shall above that idle rank remain idle (adj.)useless, barren, worthlessSonn.122.3
rank (n.)
old form: rancke
row, line, series
Beyond all date euen to eternity. Beyond all date even to eternity;  Sonn.122.4
Or at the least, so long as braine and heart Or at the least, so long as brain and heart  Sonn.122.5
Haue facultie by nature to subsist, Have faculty by nature to subsist, faculty (n.)
old form: facultie
function, power, capability
Sonn.122.6
Til each to raz'd obliuion yeeld his part Till each to rased oblivion yield his part rased, razed (adj.)
old form: raz'd
obliterating, erasing
Sonn.122.7
Of thee, thy record neuer can be mist: Of thee, thy record never can be missed. missed (adj.)
old form: mist
lost, missing, forgotten
Sonn.122.8
record (n.)recollection, memory
That poore retention could not so much hold, That poor retention could not so much hold, retention (n.)means of retaining, way of keeping in mindSonn.122.9
Nor need I tallies thy deare loue to skore, Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score, score (v.)
old form: skore
mark up, chalk up, add to the tally
Sonn.122.10
Therefore to giue them from me was I bold, Therefore to give them from me was I bold,  Sonn.122.11
To trust those tables that receaue thee more, To trust those tables that receive thee more.  Sonn.122.12
To keepe an adiunckt to remember thee, To keep an adjunct to remember thee adjunct (n.)
old form: adiunckt
aid, aide-memoire, assistant
Sonn.122.13
Were to import forgetfulnesse in mee. Were to import forgetfulness in me. import (v.)signify, mean, suggestSonn.122.14
123 123  Sonn.123
NO! Time, thou shalt not bost that I doe change. No! Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change.  Sonn.123.1
Thy pyramyds buylt vp with newer might Thy pyramids built up with newer might pyramid (n.)
old form: pyramyds
obelisk, pillar
Sonn.123.2
To me are nothing nouell, nothing strange, To me are nothing novel, nothing strange;  Sonn.123.3
They are but dressings of a former sight: They are but dressings of a former sight. dressing (n.)reworking, refashioningSonn.123.4
Our dates are breefe, and therefor we admire, Our dates are brief, and therefore we admire admire (v.)marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]Sonn.123.5
What thou dost foyst vpon vs that is ould, What thou dost foist upon us that is old,  Sonn.123.6
And rather make them borne to our desire, And rather make them born to our desire  Sonn.123.7
Then thinke that we before haue heard them tould: Than think that we before have heard them told.  Sonn.123.8
Thy registers and thee I both defie, Thy registers and thee I both defy, register (n.)record, catalogue, inventorySonn.123.9
Not wondring at the present, nor the past, Not wond'ring at the present nor the past, wonder (v.)
old form: wondring
marvel [at], be astonished [at]
Sonn.123.10
For thy records, and what we see doth lye, For thy records, and what we see doth lie,  Sonn.123.11
Made more or les by thy continuall hast: Made more or less by thy continual haste.  Sonn.123.12
This I doe vow and this shall euer be, This I do vow and this shall ever be:  Sonn.123.13
I will be true dispight thy syeth and thee. I will be true, despite thy scythe and thee.  Sonn.123.14
124 124  Sonn.124
YF my deare loue were but the childe of state, If my dear love were but the child of state, state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairsSonn.124.1
It might for fortunes basterd be vnfathered, It might for Fortune's bastard be unfathered, unfathered (adj.)
old form: vnfathered
have one's legitimacy rejected, become fatherless
Sonn.124.2
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
As subiect to times loue, or to times hate, As subject to Time's love, or to Time's hate,  Sonn.124.3
Weeds among weeds, or flowers with flowers gatherd. Weeds among weeds, or flowers with flowers gathered.  Sonn.124.4
No it was buylded far from accident, No, it was builded far from accident; accident (n.)chance, fortune, fateSonn.124.5
It suffers not in smilinge pomp, nor falls It suffers not in smiling pomp, nor falls  Sonn.124.6
Vnder the blow of thralled discontent, Under the blow of thralled discontent, thralled (adj.)enslaved, imprisoned, held in bondageSonn.124.7
Whereto th'inuiting time our fashion calls: Whereto th' inviting time our fashion calls;  Sonn.124.8
It feares not policy that Heriticke, It fears not policy, that heretic, policy (n.)stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craftSonn.124.9
Which workes on leases of short numbred howers, Which works on leases of short-numbered hours,  Sonn.124.10
But all alone stands hugely pollitick, But all alone stands hugely politic, politic (adj.)
old form: pollitick
prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
Sonn.124.11
That it nor growes with heat, nor drownes with showres. That it nor grows with heat, nor drowns with showers.  Sonn.124.12
To this I witnes call the foles of time, To this I witness call the fools of Time,  Sonn.124.13
Which die for goodnes, who haue liu'd for crime. Which die for goodness, who have lived for crime.  Sonn.124.14
125 125  Sonn.125
WEr't ought to me I bore the canopy, Were't aught to me I bore the canopy, aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Sonn.125.1
With my extern the outward honoring, With my extern the outward honouring, extern (n.)exterior, outward appearanceSonn.125.2
Or layd great bases for eternity, Or laid great bases for eternity, base (n.)foundation, supporting structureSonn.125.3
Which proues more short then wast or ruining? Which proves more short than waste or ruining?  Sonn.125.4
Haue I not seene dwellers on forme and fauor Have I not seen dwellers on form and favour  Sonn.125.5
Lose all, and more by paying too much rent Lose all, and more, by paying too much rent  Sonn.125.6
For compound sweet; Forgoing simple sauor, For compound sweet, forgoing simple savour, simple (adj.)unmixed, without addition, plainSonn.125.7
Pittifull thriuors in their gazing spent. Pitiful thrivers in their gazing spent? thriver (n.)
old form: thriuors
aspiring person, striver, wannabe
Sonn.125.8
spend (v.)use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
Noe, let me be obsequious in thy heart, No, let me be obsequious in thy heart, obsequious (adj.)dutiful [without suggesting servility]; appropriate after a deathSonn.125.9
And take thou my oblacion, poore but free, And take thou my oblation, poor but free, oblation (n.)
old form: oblacion
offering, gift
Sonn.125.10
free (adj.)freely given, willing, unconstrained
Which is not mixt with seconds, knows no art, Which is not mixed with seconds, knows no art, art (n.)artifice, artificial conduct; or: wile, trickSonn.125.11
second (n.)second-rate material, something of inferior quality
But mutuall render, onely me for thee. But mutual render only me for thee. render (n.)rendering up, surrender, accountSonn.125.12
Hence, thou subbornd Informer, a trew soule Hence, thou suborned informer! A true soul suborned (adj.)
old form: subbornd
bribed, corrupted
Sonn.125.13
When most impeacht, stands least in thy controule. When most impeached stands least in thy control. impeach (v.)
old form: impeacht
accuse, charge, challenge
Sonn.125.14
126 126  Sonn.126
O Thou my louely Boy who in thy power, O thou my lovely boy, who in thy power  Sonn.126.1
Doest hould times fickle glasse, his sickle, hower: Dost hold Time's fickle glass, his sickle, hour; glass (n.)
old form: glasse
[sand of the] hourglass
Sonn.126.2
Who hast by wayning growne, and therein shou'st, Who hast by waning grown, and therein show'st  Sonn.126.3
Thy louers withering, as thy sweet selfe grow'st. Thy lovers withering, as thy sweet self grow'st;  Sonn.126.4
If Nature (soueraine misteres ouer wrack) If Nature (sovereign mistress over wrack) wrack (n.)destruction, ruinSonn.126.5
As thou goest onwards still will plucke thee backe, As thou goest onwards, still will pluck thee back, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.126.6
She keepes thee to this purpose, that her skill. She keeps thee to this purpose, that her skill purpose (n.)intention, aim, planSonn.126.7
May time disgrace, and wretched mynuit kill. May Time disgrace, and wretched minute kill.  Sonn.126.8
Yet feare her O thou minnion of her pleasure, Yet fear her, O thou minion of her pleasure! minion (n.)
old form: minnion
darling, favourite, select one
Sonn.126.9
She may detaine, but not still keepe her tresure! She may detain, but not still keep her treasure. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.126.10
Her Audite (though delayd) answer'd must be, Her audit (though delayed) answered must be, audit (n.)
old form: Audite
account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]
Sonn.126.11
answer (v.)
old form: answer'd
satisfy, discharge, requite
And her Quietus is to render thee. And her quietus is to render thee. quietus (n.)discharge, clearing of accounts, releaseSonn.126.12
render (v.)give up, surrender, yield
127 127  Sonn.127
IN the ould age blacke was not counted faire, In the old age black was not counted fair, black (n.)
old form: blacke
dark complexion
Sonn.127.1
old (adj.)
old form: ould
olden, ancient, bygone
fair (adj.)
old form: faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
Or if it weare it bore not beauties name: Or if it were it bore not beauty's name;  Sonn.127.2
But now is blacke beauties successiue heire, But now is black beauty's successive heir, successive (adj.)
old form: successiue
next in descent, legitimate, succeeding
Sonn.127.3
And Beautie slanderd with a bastard shame, And beauty slandered with a bastard shame:  Sonn.127.4
For since each hand hath put on Natures power, For since each hand hath put on nature's power,  Sonn.127.5
Fairing the foule with Arts faulse borrow'd face, Fairing the foul with art's false borrowed face, false (adj.)
old form: faulse
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
Sonn.127.6
fair (v.)make good-looking, beautify
Sweet beauty hath no name no holy boure, Sweet beauty hath no name, no holy bower,  Sonn.127.7
But is prophan'd, if not liues in disgrace. But is profaned, if not lives in disgrace.  Sonn.127.8
Therefore my Mistersse eyes are Rauen blacke, Therefore my mistress' brows are raven black, brow (n.)eyebrowSonn.127.9
Her eyes so suted, and they mourners seeme, Her eyes so suited, and they mourners seem, suit (v.)
old form: suted
dress, clothe, equip
Sonn.127.10
At such who not borne faire no beauty lack, At such who not born fair no beauty lack,  Sonn.127.11
Slandring Creation with a false esteeme, Sland'ring creation with a false esteem. false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialSonn.127.12
Yet so they mourne becomming of their woe, Yet so they mourn, becoming of their woe,  Sonn.127.13
That euery toung saies beauty should looke so. That every tongue says beauty should look so.  Sonn.127.14
128 128  Sonn.128
HOw oft when thou my musike musike playst, How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st, oft (adv.)oftenSonn.128.1
Vpon that blessed wood whose motion sounds Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds  Sonn.128.2
With thy sweet fingers when thou gently swayst, With thy sweet fingers, when thou gently sway'st sway (v.)
old form: swayst
[of an instrument] guide, make yield, manipulate
Sonn.128.3
The wiry concord that mine eare confounds, The wiry concord that mine ear confounds, confound (v.)amaze, dumbfound, stunSonn.128.4
concord (n.)harmony, tunefulness
Do I enuie those Iackes that nimble leape, Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap jack (n.)
old form: Iackes
key [in a harpsichord, virginal, etc; strictly, part of the key mechanism]
Sonn.128.5
To kisse the tender inward of thy hand, To kiss the tender inward of thy hand,  Sonn.128.6
Whilst my poore lips which should that haruest reape, Whilst my poor lips, which should that harvest reap,  Sonn.128.7
At the woods bouldnes by thee blushing stand. At the wood's boldness by thee blushing stand.  Sonn.128.8
To be so tikled they would change their state, To be so tickled, they would change their state  Sonn.128.9
And situation with those dancing chips, And situation with those dancing chips, chip (n.)key [of a spinet, harpsichord, etc]Sonn.128.10
Ore whome their fingers walke with gentle gate, O'er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait, gait (n.)
old form: gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
Sonn.128.11
Making dead wood more blest then liuing lips, Making dead wood more blessed than living lips.  Sonn.128.12
Since sausie Iackes so happy are in this, Since saucy jacks so happy are in this, saucy (adj.)
old form: sausie
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
Sonn.128.13
Giue them their fingers, me thy lips to kisse. Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss.  Sonn.128.14
129 129  Sonn.129
TH'expence of Spirit in a waste of shame Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame  Sonn.129.1
Is lust in action, and till action, lust Is lust in action; and till action, lust  Sonn.129.2
Is periurd, murdrous, blouddy full of blame, Is perjured, murd'rous, bloody, full of blame, bloody (adj.)
old form: blouddy
blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
Sonn.129.3
blame (n.)blameworthiness, culpability, guilt
Sauage, extreame, rude, cruell, not to trust, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, rude (adj.)violent, harsh, unkindSonn.129.4
Inioyd no sooner but dispised straight, Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight, straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceSonn.129.5
Past reason hunted, and no sooner had Past reason hunted, and no sooner had  Sonn.129.6
Past reason hated as a swollowed bayt, Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait  Sonn.129.7
On purpose layd to make the taker mad. On purpose laid to make the taker mad.  Sonn.129.8
Made In pursut and in possession so, Mad in pursuit and in possession so;  Sonn.129.9
Had, hauing, and in quest, to haue extreame, Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;  Sonn.129.10
A blisse in proofe and proud and very wo, A bliss in proof and proud and very woe; proof (n.)
old form: proofe
experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
Sonn.129.11
Before a ioy proposd behind a dreame, Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.  Sonn.129.12
All this the world well knowes yet none knowes well, All this the world well knows; yet none knows well  Sonn.129.13
To shun the heauen that leads men to this hell. To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.  Sonn.129.14
130 130  Sonn.130
MY Mistres eyes are nothing like the Sunne, My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;  Sonn.130.1
Currall is farre more red, then her lips red, Coral is far more red than her lips' red;  Sonn.130.2
If snow be white, why then her brests are dun: If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; dun (adj.)grey-brownSonn.130.3
If haires be wiers, black wiers grow on her head: If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.  Sonn.130.4
I haue seene Roses damaskt, red and white, I have seen roses damasked, red and white, damasked (adj.)
old form: damaskt
having the hue of the damask rose, adorned with colours
Sonn.130.5
But no such Roses see I in her cheekes, But no such roses see I in her cheeks;  Sonn.130.6
And in some perfumes is there more delight, And in some perfumes is there more delight,  Sonn.130.7
Then in the breath that from my Mistres reekes. Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. reek (v.)
old form: reekes
steam, smoke, give off vapour
Sonn.130.8
I loue to heare her speake, yet well I know, I love to hear her speak, yet well I know  Sonn.130.9
That Musicke hath a farre more pleasing sound: That music hath a far more pleasing sound.  Sonn.130.10
I graunt I neuer saw a goddesse goe, I grant I never saw a goddess go;  Sonn.130.11
My Mistres when shee walkes treads on the ground. My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.  Sonn.130.12
And yet by heauen I thinke my loue as rare, And yet by heaven I think my love as rare  Sonn.130.13
As any she beli'd with false compare. As any she belied with false compare. belie (v.)
old form: beli'd
slander, tell lies about
Sonn.130.14
compare (n.)comparison, simile, analogy
she (n.)lady, woman, girl
false (adj.)defective, weak, inadequate
131 131  Sonn.131
THou art as tiranous, so as thou art, Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art,  Sonn.131.1
As those whose beauties proudly make them cruell; As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel;  Sonn.131.2
For well thou know'st to my deare doting hart For well thou know'st to my dear doting heart dear (adj.)
old form: deare
heartfelt, earnest, zealous
Sonn.131.3
Thou art the fairest and most precious Iewell. Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel.  Sonn.131.4
Yet in good faith some say that thee behold, Yet in good faith some say that thee behold,  Sonn.131.5
Thy face hath not the power to make loue grone; Thy face hath not the power to make love groan:  Sonn.131.6
To say they erre, I dare not be so bold, To say they err I dare not be so bold,  Sonn.131.7
Although I sweare it to my selfe alone. Although I swear it to myself alone.  Sonn.131.8
And to be sure that is not false I sweare And to be sure that is not false I swear, false (adv.)slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumnySonn.131.9
A thousand grones but thinking on thy face, A thousand groans, but thinking on thy face,  Sonn.131.10
One on anothers necke do witnesse beare One on another's neck do witness bear  Sonn.131.11
Thy blacke is fairest in my iudgements place. Thy black is fairest in my judgement's place. judgement (n.)
old form: iudgements
opinion, estimation, assessment
Sonn.131.12
In nothing art thou blacke saue in thy deeds, In nothing art thou black save in thy deeds,  Sonn.131.13
And thence this slaunder as I thinke proceeds. And thence this slander as I think proceeds.  Sonn.131.14
132 132  Sonn.132
THine eies I loue, and they as pittying me, Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me,  Sonn.132.1
Knowing thy heart torment me with disdaine, Knowing thy heart torments me with disdain,  Sonn.132.2
Haue put on black, and louing mourners bee, Have put on black, and loving mourners be,  Sonn.132.3
Looking with pretty ruth vpon my paine. Looking with pretty ruth upon my pain. ruth (n.)pity, compassion, sympathySonn.132.4
And truly not the morning Sun of Heauen And truly not the morning sun of heaven  Sonn.132.5
Better becomes the gray cheeks of th'East, Better becomes the grey cheeks of th' East, become (v.)grace, honour, dignifySonn.132.6
Nor that full Starre that vshers in the Eauen Nor that full star that ushers in the even even (n.)
old form: Eauen
evening
Sonn.132.7
Doth halfe that glory to the sober West Doth half that glory to the sober West sober (adj.)subdued in colour, somberSonn.132.8
As those two morning eyes become thy face: As those two mourning eyes become thy face.  Sonn.132.9
O let it then as well beseeme thy heart O let it then as well beseem thy heart beseem (v.)
old form: beseeme
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
Sonn.132.10
To mourne for me since mourning doth thee grace, To mourn for me, since mourning doth thee grace, grace (v.)favour, add merit to, do honour toSonn.132.11
And sute thy pitty like in euery part. And suit thy pity like in every part. suit (v.)
old form: sute
dress, clothe, equip
Sonn.132.12
like (adv.)alike, in the same way, identically
Then will I sweare beauty her selfe is blacke, Then will I swear beauty herself is black,  Sonn.132.13
And all they foule that thy complexion lacke. And all they foul that thy complexion lack.  Sonn.132.14
133 133  Sonn.133
BEshrew that heart that makes my heart to groane Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befallSonn.133.1
For that deepe wound it giues my friend and me; For that deep wound it gives my friend and me!  Sonn.133.2
I'st not ynough to torture me alone, Is't not enough to torture me alone,  Sonn.133.3
But slaue to slauery my sweet'st friend must be. But slave to slavery my sweet'st friend must be?  Sonn.133.4
Me from my selfe thy cruell eye hath taken, Me from myself thy cruel eye hath taken,  Sonn.133.5
And my next selfe thou harder hast ingrossed, And my next self thou harder hast engrossed: engross (v.)
old form: ingrossed
collect up, appropriate, monopolize
Sonn.133.6
hard (adj.)painful, harrowing, tough
Of him, my selfe, and thee I am forsaken, Of him, myself, and thee I am forsaken;  Sonn.133.7
A torment thrice three-fold thus to be crossed: A torment thrice threefold thus to be crossed. cross (v.)afflict, plague, go againstSonn.133.8
Prison my heart in thy Steele bosomes warde, Prison my heart in thy steel bosom's ward, bosom (n.)
old form: bosomes
heart, inner person
Sonn.133.9
ward (n.)
old form: warde
cell [in a prison]
prison (v.)imprison, lock up, confine
But then my friends heart let my poore heart bale, But then my friend's heart let my poor heart bail; bail (v.)
old form: bale
confine, enclose
Sonn.133.10
Who ere keepes me, let my heart be his garde, Who e'er keeps me, let my heart be his guard;  Sonn.133.11
Thou canst not then vse rigor in my Iaile. Thou canst not then use rigour in my jail.  Sonn.133.12
And yet thou wilt, for I being pent in thee, And yet thou wilt, for I, being pent in thee, pent (adj.)imprisoned, closely confinedSonn.133.13
Perforce am thine and all that is in me. Perforce am thine, and all that is in me. perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matterSonn.133.14
134 134  Sonn.134
SO now I haue confest that he is thine, So now I have confessed that he is thine,  Sonn.134.1
And I my selfe am morgag'd to thy will, And I myself am mortgaged to thy will, mortgage (v.)
old form: morgag'd
pledge, contract, bind
Sonn.134.2
My selfe Ile forfeit, so that other mine, Myself I'll forfeit, so that other mine  Sonn.134.3
Thou wilt restore to be my comfort still: Thou wilt restore, to be my comfort still. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.134.4
But thou wilt not, nor he will not be free, But thou wilt not, nor he will not be free,  Sonn.134.5
For thou art couetous, and he is kinde, For thou art covetous, and he is kind;  Sonn.134.6
He learnd but suretie-like to write for me, He learned but surety-like to write for me, surety-like (adv.)
old form: suretie-like
like a guarantor, proxy-like
Sonn.134.7
Vnder that bond that him as fast doth binde. Under that bond that him as fast doth bind. fast (adv.)tightly, firmly, securelySonn.134.8
The statute of thy beauty thou wilt take, The statute of thy beauty thou wilt take, statute (n.)bond securing a debt with the debtor's land; legal securitySonn.134.9
Thou vsurer that put'st forth all to vse, Thou usurer, that putt'st forth all to use, use (n.)
old form: vse
profit, interest, premium
Sonn.134.10
And sue a friend, came debter for my sake, And sue a friend, came debtor for my sake,  Sonn.134.11
So him I loose through my vnkinde abuse. So him I lose through my unkind abuse. abuse (n.)offence, wrong, insult, transgressionSonn.134.12
Him haue I lost, thou hast both him and me, Him have I lost; thou hast both him and me:  Sonn.134.13
He paies the whole, and yet am I not free. He pays the whole, and yet am I not free.  Sonn.134.14
135 135  Sonn.135
WHo euer hath her wish, thou hast thy Will, Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will,  Sonn.135.1
And Will too boote, and Will in ouer-plus, And Will to boot, and Will in overplus; boot, to
old form: too boote
in addition, as well
Sonn.135.2
overplus (n.)
old form: ouer-plus
surplus, excess, superfluity
More then enough am I that vexe thee still, More than enough am I that vex thee still, vex (v.)
old form: vexe
afflict, trouble, torment
Sonn.135.3
To thy sweet will making addition thus. To thy sweet will making addition thus.  Sonn.135.4
Wilt thou whose will is large and spatious, Wilt thou whose will is large and spacious will (n.)desire, wish, liking, inclinationSonn.135.5
Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine, Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine? once (adv.)ever, at any timeSonn.135.6
Shall will in others seeme right gracious, Shall will in others seem right gracious, gracious (adj.)graceful, elegant, attractiveSonn.135.7
And in my will no faire acceptance shine: And in my will no fair acceptance shine?  Sonn.135.8
The sea all water, yet receiues raine still, The sea all water, yet receives rain still, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.135.9
And in aboundance addeth to his store, And in abundance addeth to his store;  Sonn.135.10
So thou beeing rich in Will adde to thy Will, So thou, being rich in Will, add to thy Will,  Sonn.135.11
One will of mine to make thy large Will more. One will of mine to make thy large Will more.  Sonn.135.12
Let no vnkinde, no faire beseechers kill, Let no unkind, no fair beseechers kill;  Sonn.135.13
Thinke all but one, and me in that one Will. Think all but one, and me in that one Will.  Sonn.135.14
136 136  Sonn.136
IF thy soule check thee that I come so neere, If thy soul check thee that I come so near, check (v.)rebuke, scold, reprimandSonn.136.1
soul (n.)
old form: soule
conscience, heart, inner being
Sweare to thy blind soule that I was thy Will, Swear to thy blind soul that I was thy Will,  Sonn.136.2
And will thy soule knowes is admitted there, And will, thy soul knows, is admitted there;  Sonn.136.3
Thus farre for loue, my loue-sute sweet fullfill. Thus far for love my love-suit sweet fulfil. love-suit (n.)
old form: loue-sute
wooing, courtship
Sonn.136.4
Will, will fulfill the treasure of thy loue, Will will fulfil the treasure of thy love, treasury (n.)treasure-houseSonn.136.5
I fill it full with wils, and my will one, Ay, fill it full with wills, and my will one.  Sonn.136.6
In things of great receit with ease we prooue, In things of great receipt with ease we prove  Sonn.136.7
Among a number one is reckon'd none. Among a number one is reckoned none. reckon (v.)
old form: reckon'd
quantify, calculate, measure
Sonn.136.8
Then in the number let me passe vntold, Then in the number let me pass untold,  Sonn.136.9
Though in thy stores account I one must be, Though in thy stores' account I one must be,  Sonn.136.10
For nothing hold me, so it please thee hold, For nothing hold me, so it please thee hold  Sonn.136.11
That nothing me, a some-thing sweet to thee. That nothing me, a something sweet to thee.  Sonn.136.12
Make but my name thy loue, and loue that still, Make but my name thy love, and love that still, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.136.13
And then thou louest me for my name is Will. And then thou lov'st me for my name is Will.  Sonn.136.14
137 137  Sonn.137
THou blinde foole loue, what doost thou to mine eyes, Thou blind fool Love, what dost thou to mine eyes,  Sonn.137.1
That they behold and see not what they see: That they behold and see not what they see?  Sonn.137.2
They know what beautie is, see where it lyes, They know what beauty is, see where it lies,  Sonn.137.3
Yet what the best is, take the worst to be: Yet what the best is, take the worst to be. take (v.)suppose, conceive, come to believe,Sonn.137.4
If eyes corrupt by ouer-partiall lookes, If eyes corrupt by over-partial looks,  Sonn.137.5
Be anchord in the baye where all men ride, Be anchored in the bay where all men ride,  Sonn.137.6
Why of eyes falsehood hast thou forged hookes, Why of eyes' falsehood hast thou forged hooks,  Sonn.137.7
Whereto the iudgement of my heart is tide? Whereto the judgement of my heart is tied?  Sonn.137.8
Why should my heart thinke that a seuerall plot, Why should my heart think that a several plot, several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
[of land] private, enclosed, restricted
Sonn.137.9
Which my heart knowes the wide worlds common place? Which my heart knows the wide world's common place?  Sonn.137.10
Or mine eyes seeing this, say this is not Or mine eyes seeing this, say this is not  Sonn.137.11
To put faire truth vpon so foule a face, To put fair truth upon so foul a face?  Sonn.137.12
In things right true my heart and eyes haue erred, In things right true my heart and eyes have erred,  Sonn.137.13
And to this false plague are they now transferred. And to this false plague are they now transferred. false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialSonn.137.14
138 138  Sonn.138
WHen my loue sweares that she is made of truth, When my love swears that she is made of truth,  Sonn.138.1
I do beleeue her though I know she lyes, I do believe her, though I know she lies,  Sonn.138.2
That she might thinke me some vntuterd youth, That she might think me some untutored youth, untutored (adj.)
old form: vntuterd
badly brought up, untaught, inexperienced
Sonn.138.3
Vnlearned in the worlds false subtilties. Unlearned in the world's false subtleties. false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialSonn.138.4
Thus vainely thinking that she thinkes me young, Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young, vainly (adv.)
old form: vainely
wrongly, falsely, in error
Sonn.138.5
Although she knowes my dayes are past the best, Although she knows my days are past the best,  Sonn.138.6
Simply I credit her false speaking tongue, Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue;  Sonn.138.7
On both sides thus is simple truth supprest: On both sides thus is simple truth supprest.  Sonn.138.8
But wherefore sayes she not she is vniust? But wherefore says she not she is unjust? unjust (adj.)
old form: vniust
inaccurate, incorrect, inexact
Sonn.138.9
And wherefore say not I that I am old? And wherefore say not I that I am old?  Sonn.138.10
O loues best habit is in seeming trust, O love's best habit is in seeming trust, seeming (adj.)apparent, convincing in appearanceSonn.138.11
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
And age in loue, loues not t'haue yeares told. And age in love loves not to have years told. tell (v.)count out, number, itemizeSonn.138.12
Therefore I lye with her, and she with me, Therefore I lie with her, and she with me,  Sonn.138.13
And in our faults by lyes we flattered be. And in our faults by lies we flattered be.  Sonn.138.14
139 139  Sonn.139
O Call not me to iustifie the wrong, O call not me to justify the wrong justify (v.)
old form: iustifie
excuse, exonerate, clear
Sonn.139.1
That thy vnkindnesse layes vpon my heart, That thy unkindness lays upon my heart.  Sonn.139.2
Wound me not with thine eye but with thy toung, Wound me not with thine eye but with thy tongue;  Sonn.139.3
Vse power with power, and slay me not by Art, Use power with power and slay me not by art.  Sonn.139.4
Tell me thou lou'st else-where; but in my sight, Tell me thou lov'st elsewhere; but in my sight,  Sonn.139.5
Deare heart forbeare to glance thine eye aside, Dear heart, forbear to glance thine eye aside. forbear (v.)
old form: forbeare
stop, cease, desist
Sonn.139.6
What needst thou wound with cunning when thy might What need'st thou wound with cunning when thy might  Sonn.139.7
Is more then my ore-prest defence can bide? Is more than my o'er-pressed defence can bide? bide (v.)endure, suffer, undergoSonn.139.8
overpressed (adj.)
old form: ore-prest
overpowered, overwhelmed, overcome
Let me excuse thee, ah my loue well knowes, Let me excuse thee: ah, my love well knows  Sonn.139.9
Her prettie lookes haue beene mine enemies, Her pretty looks have been mine enemies,  Sonn.139.10
And therefore from my face she turnes my foes, And therefore from my face she turns my foes,  Sonn.139.11
That they else-where might dart their iniuries: That they elsewhere might dart their injuries.  Sonn.139.12
Yet do not so, but since I am neere slaine, Yet do not so; but since I am near slain,  Sonn.139.13
Kill me out-right with lookes, and rid my paine. Kill me outright with looks, and rid my pain.  Sonn.139.14
140 140  Sonn.140
BE wise as thou art cruell, do not presse Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press  Sonn.140.1
My toung-tide patience with too much disdaine: My tongue-tied patience with too much disdain,  Sonn.140.2
Least sorrow lend me words and words expresse, Lest sorrow lend me words and words express  Sonn.140.3
The manner of my pittie wanting paine. The manner of my pity wanting pain.  Sonn.140.4
If I might teach thee witte better it weare, If I might teach thee wit, better it were, wit (n.)
old form: witte
mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
Sonn.140.5
Though not to loue, yet loue to tell me so, Though not to love, yet, love, to tell me so;  Sonn.140.6
As testie sick-men when their deaths be neere, As testy sick men, when their deaths be near, testy (adj.)
old form: testie
irritable, peevish, short-tempered
Sonn.140.7
No newes but health from their Phisitions know. No news but health from their physicians know.  Sonn.140.8
For if I should dispaire I should grow madde, For if I should despair, I should grow mad,  Sonn.140.9
And in my madnesse might speake ill of thee, And in my madness might speak ill of thee: ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablySonn.140.10
Now this ill wresting world is growne so bad, Now this ill-wresting world is grown so bad, ill-wresting (adj.)
old form: ill wresting
twisting the truth, turning to disadvantage
Sonn.140.11
Madde slanderers by madde eares beleeued be. Mad slanderers by mad ears believed be.  Sonn.140.12
That I may not be so, nor thou be lyde, That I may not be so, nor thou belied, belie (v.)
old form: be lyde
slander, tell lies about
Sonn.140.13
Beare thine eyes straight, though thy proud heart goe wide. Bear thine eyes straight, though thy proud heart go wide. wide (adv.)in error, mistakenlySonn.140.14
141 141  Sonn.141
IN faith I doe not loue thee with mine eyes, In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,  Sonn.141.1
For they in thee a thousand errors note, For they in thee a thousand errors note,  Sonn.141.2
But 'tis my heart that loues what they dispise, But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,  Sonn.141.3
Who in dispight of view is pleasd to dote. Who in despite of view is pleased to dote.  Sonn.141.4
Nor are mine eares with thy toungs tune delighted, Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted, tune (n.)sound, tone, voiceSonn.141.5
Nor tender feeling to base touches prone, Nor tender feeling to base touches prone, base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthySonn.141.6
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be inuited Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited  Sonn.141.7
To any sensuall feast with thee alone: To any sensual feast with thee alone.  Sonn.141.8
But my fiue wits, nor my fiue sences can But my five wits, nor my five senses can wits, also five wits
old form: fiue
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
Sonn.141.9
Diswade one foolish heart from seruing thee, Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,  Sonn.141.10
Who leaues vnswai'd the likenesse of a man, Who leaves unswayed the likeness of a man, unswayed (adj.)
old form: vnswai'd
unwielded, uncontrolled, lacking direction
Sonn.141.11
Thy proud hearts slaue and vassall wretch to be: Thy proud heart's slave and vassal wretch to be. vassal (adj.)
old form: vassall
submissive, abject, yielding
Sonn.141.12
Onely my plague thus farre I count my gaine, Only my plague thus far I count my gain,  Sonn.141.13
That she that makes me sinne, awards me paine. That she that makes me sin awards me pain.  Sonn.141.14
142 142  Sonn.142
LOue is my sinne, and thy deare vertue hate, Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,  Sonn.142.1
Hate of my sinne, grounded on sinfull louing, Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving.  Sonn.142.2
O but with mine, compare thou thine owne state, O but with mine, compare thou thine own state,  Sonn.142.3
And thou shalt finde it merrits not reproouing, And thou shalt find it merits not reproving;  Sonn.142.4
Or if it do, not from those lips of thine, Or, if it do, not from those lips of thine,  Sonn.142.5
That haue prophan'd their scarlet ornaments, That have profaned their scarlet ornaments,  Sonn.142.6
And seald false bonds of loue as oft as mine, And sealed false bonds of love as oft as mine, oft (adv.)oftenSonn.142.7
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Robd others beds reuenues of their rents. Robbed others' beds' revenues of their rents.  Sonn.142.8
Be it lawfull I loue thee as thou lou'st those, Be it lawful I love thee, as thou lov'st those  Sonn.142.9
Whome thine eyes wooe as mine importune thee, Whom thine eyes woo as mine importune thee. importune (v.)urge, pressSonn.142.10
Roote pittie in thy heart that when it growes, Root pity in thy heart that, when it grows,  Sonn.142.11
Thy pitty may deserue to pittied bee. Thy pity may deserve to pitied be.  Sonn.142.12
If thou doost seeke to haue what thou doost hide, If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide,  Sonn.142.13
By selfe example mai'st thou be denide. By self-example mayst thou be denied.  Sonn.142.14
143 143  Sonn.143
LOe as a carefull huswife runnes to catch, Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch careful (adj.)
old form: carefull
anxious, concerned, worried
Sonn.143.1
One of her fethered creatures broake away, One of her feathered creatures broke away,  Sonn.143.2
Sets downe her babe and makes all swift dispatch Sets down her babe and makes all swift despatch dispatch, despatch (n.)management, direction, supervisionSonn.143.3
In pursuit of the thing she would haue stay: In pursuit of the thing she would have stay;  Sonn.143.4
Whilst her neglected child holds her in chace, Whilst her neglected child holds her in chase, chase (n.)
old form: chace
pursuit, sequence, hunt
Sonn.143.5
Cries to catch her whose busie care is bent, Cries to catch her whose busy care is bent bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turnSonn.143.6
care (n.)anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]
catch (v.)catch the attention of, attract the notice of
To follow that which flies before her face: To follow that which flies before her face,  Sonn.143.7
Not prizing her poore infants discontent; Not prizing her poor infant's discontent; prize (v.)think nothing of, care nothing forSonn.143.8
So runst thou after that which flies from thee, So runn'st thou after that which flies from thee,  Sonn.143.9
Whilst I thy babe chace thee a farre behind, Whilst I thy babe chase thee afar behind;  Sonn.143.10
But if thou catch thy hope turne back to me: But if thou catch thy hope, turn back to me,  Sonn.143.11
And play the mothers part kisse me, be kind. And play the mother's part; kiss me; be kind. kind (adj.)showing natural feeling, acting by natureSonn.143.12
So will I pray that thou maist haue thy Will, So will I pray that thou mayst have thy Will,  Sonn.143.13
If thou turne back and my loude crying still. If thou turn back and my loud crying still. still (v.)quieten, calm, hushSonn.143.14
144 144  Sonn.144
TWo loues I haue of comfort and dispaire, Two loves I have of comfort and despair,  Sonn.144.1
Which like two spirits do sugiest me still, Which like two spirits do suggest me still: still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.144.2
suggest (v.)
old form: sugiest
tempt, prompt, incite
The better angell is a man right faire : The better angel is a man right fair, right (adv.)very, altogether, properlySonn.144.3
The worser spirit a woman collour'd il. The worser spirit a woman coloured ill. ill (adv.)
old form: il
badly, adversely, unfavourably
Sonn.144.4
To win me soone to hell my femail euill, To win me soon to hell, my female evil  Sonn.144.5
Tempteth my better angel from my sight, Tempteth my better angel from my side,  Sonn.144.6
And would corrupt my saint to be a diuel: And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,  Sonn.144.7
Wooing his purity with her fowle pride. Wooing his purity with her foul pride.  Sonn.144.8
And whether that my angel be turn'd finde, And whether that my angel be turned fiend  Sonn.144.9
Suspect I may, yet not directly tell, Suspect I may, but not directly tell;  Sonn.144.10
But being both from me both to each friend, But being both from me, both to each friend,  Sonn.144.11
I gesse one angel in an others hel. I guess one angel in another's hell.  Sonn.144.12
Yet this shal I nere know but liue in doubt, Yet this shall I ne'er know, but live in doubt,  Sonn.144.13
Till my bad angel fire my good one out. Till my bad angel fire my good one out.  Sonn.144.14
145 145  Sonn.145
THose lips that Loues owne hand did make, Those lips that Love's own hand did make  Sonn.145.1
Breath'd forth the sound that said I hate, Breathed forth the sound that said I hate  Sonn.145.2
To me that languisht for her sake: To me that languished for her sake;  Sonn.145.3
But when she saw my wofull state, But when she saw my woeful state,  Sonn.145.4
Straight in her heart did mercie come, Straight in her heart did mercy come, straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceSonn.145.5
Chiding that tongue that euer sweet, Chiding that tongue that ever sweet chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveSonn.145.6
Was vsde in giuing gentle dome: Was used in giving gentle doom, use (v.)
old form: vsde
be accustomed, make a habit [of]
Sonn.145.7
doom (n.)
old form: dome
judgement, sentence, decision
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
And tought it thus a new to greete: And taught it thus anew to greet: greet (v.)
old form: greete
address, offer a salutation, acknowledge in words
Sonn.145.8
I hate she alterd with an end, I hate she altered with an end,  Sonn.145.9
That follow'd it as gentle day, That followed it as gentle day  Sonn.145.10
Doth follow night who like a fiend Doth follow night, who like a fiend  Sonn.145.11
From heauen to hell is flowne away. From heaven to hell is flown away;  Sonn.145.12
I hate, from hate away she threw, I hate, from hate away she threw,  Sonn.145.13
And sau'd my life saying not you. And saved my life saying, not you.  Sonn.145.14
146 146  Sonn.146
POore soule the center of my sinfull earth, Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth, centre (n.)
old form: center
core of being, heart, soul
Sonn.146.1
My sinfull earth these rebbell powres that thee array, My sinful earth these rebel powers that thee array, power (n.)
old form: powres
armed force, troops, host, army
Sonn.146.2
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,  Sonn.146.3
Painting thy outward walls so costlie gay? Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?  Sonn.146.4
Why so large cost hauing so short a lease, Why so large cost, having so short a lease,  Sonn.146.5
Dost thou vpon thy fading mansion spend? Dost thou upon thy fading mansion spend? mansion (n.)dwelling-place, home, lodging [not necessarily stately]Sonn.146.6
Shall wormes inheritors of this excesse Shall worms, inheritors of this excess,  Sonn.146.7
Eate vp thy charge? is this thy bodies end? Eat up thy charge? Is this thy body's end? charge (n.)expense, cost, outlaySonn.146.8
Then soule liue thou vpon thy seruants losse, Then soul, live thou upon thy servant's loss,  Sonn.146.9
And let that pine to aggrauat thy store; And let that pine to aggravate thy store;  Sonn.146.10
Buy tearmes diuine in selling houres of drosse: Buy terms divine in selling hours of dross; dross (n.)
old form: drosse
impure matter, tainted substance, rubbish
Sonn.146.11
Within be fed, without be rich no more, Within be fed, without be rich no more: without (adv.)externally, on the outsideSonn.146.12
So shalt thou feed on death, that feeds on men, So shalt thou feed on Death, that feeds on men,  Sonn.146.13
And death once dead, ther's no more dying then, And Death once dead, there's no more dying then.  Sonn.146.14
147 147  Sonn.147
MY loue is as a feauer longing still, My love is as a fever, longing still still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallySonn.147.1
For that which longer nurseth the disease, For that which longer nurseth the disease,  Sonn.147.2
Feeding on that which doth preserue the ill, Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, ill (n.)illness, malady, afflictionSonn.147.3
Th'vncertaine sicklie appetite to please: Th' uncertain sickly appetite to please. appetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancySonn.147.4
My reason the Phisition to my loue, My reason, the physician to my love,  Sonn.147.5
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,  Sonn.147.6
Hath left me, and I desperate now approoue, Hath left me, and I desperate now approve approve (v.)
old form: approoue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
Sonn.147.7
desperate (adj.)despairing, hopeless, without hope
Desire is death, which Phisick did except. Desire is death, which physic did except. except, except against (v.)object to, take exception toSonn.147.8
physic (n.)
old form: Phisick
medicine, healing, treatment
Past cure I am, now Reason is past care, Past cure I am, now reason is past care,  Sonn.147.9
And frantick madde with euer-more vnrest, And frantic mad with evermore unrest;  Sonn.147.10
My thoughts and my discourse as mad mens are, My thoughts and my discourse as mad men's are, discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chatSonn.147.11
At randon from the truth vainely exprest. At random from the truth vainly expressed;  Sonn.147.12
For I haue sworne thee faire, and thought thee bright, For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,  Sonn.147.13
Who art as black as hell, as darke as night. Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.  Sonn.147.14
148 148  Sonn.148
O Me! what eyes hath loue put in my head, O me, what eyes hath love put in my head,  Sonn.148.1
Which haue no correspondence with true sight, Which have no correspondence with true sight!  Sonn.148.2
Or if they haue, where is my iudgment fled, Or if they have, where is my judgement fled,  Sonn.148.3
That censures falsely what they see aright? That censures falsely what they see aright?  Sonn.148.4
If that be faire whereon my false eyes dote, If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote, false (adj.)wrong, mistakenSonn.148.5
What meanes the world to say it is not so? What means the world to say it is not so? world (n.)whole of mankind, human race, mass of societySonn.148.6
If it be not, then loue doth well denote, If it be not, then love doth well denote  Sonn.148.7
Loues eye is not so true as all mens: no, Love's eye is not so true as all men's: no,  Sonn.148.8
How can it? O how can loues eye be true, How can it? O how can love's eye be true,  Sonn.148.9
That is so vext with watching and with teares? That is so vexed with watching and with tears? vex (v.)
old form: vext
afflict, trouble, torment
Sonn.148.10
watch (n.)sleepless state, wakefulness
No maruaile then though I mistake my view, No marvel then though I mistake my view;  Sonn.148.11
The sunne it selfe sees not, till heauen cleeres. The sun itself sees not, till heaven clears.  Sonn.148.12
O cunning loue, with teares thou keepst me blinde, O cunning love, with tears thou keep'st me blind, cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, cleverSonn.148.13
Least eyes well seeing thy foule faults should finde. Lest eyes well seeing thy foul faults should find.  Sonn.148.14
149 149  Sonn.149
CAnst thou O cruell, say I loue thee not, Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not,  Sonn.149.1
When I against my selfe with thee pertake: When I against myself with thee partake? partake (v.)
old form: pertake
take sides, take the part of
Sonn.149.2
Doe I not thinke on thee when I forgot Do I not think on thee when I forgot  Sonn.149.3
Am of my selfe, all tirant for thy sake? Am of myself, all tyrant, for thy sake?  Sonn.149.4
Who hateth thee that I doe call my friend, Who hateth thee that I do call my friend?  Sonn.149.5
On whom froun'st thou that I doe faune vpon, On whom frown'st thou that I do fawn upon?  Sonn.149.6
Nay if thou lowrst on me doe I not spend Nay, if thou lower'st on me, do I not spend spend (v.)expend, express, give vent toSonn.149.7
lour, lower (v.)
old form: lowrst
frown, scowl, look dark and threatening
Reuenge vpon my selfe with present mone? Revenge upon myself with present moan? moan (n.)grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaintSonn.149.8
What merrit do I in my selfe respect, What merit do I in myself respect, respect (v.)value, have regard for, prizeSonn.149.9
That is so proude thy seruice to dispise, That is so proud thy service to despise,  Sonn.149.10
When all my best doth worship thy defect, When all my best doth worship thy defect, defect (n.)deficiency, shortcomingSonn.149.11
Commanded by the motion of thine eyes. Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?  Sonn.149.12
But loue hate on for now I know thy minde, But love hate on, for now I know thy mind:  Sonn.149.13
Those that can see thou lou'st, and I am blind. Those that can see thou lov'st, and I am blind.  Sonn.149.14
150 150  Sonn.150
OH from what powre hast thou this powrefull might, Oh from what power hast thou this powerful might,  Sonn.150.1
With insufficiency my heart to sway, With insufficiency my heart to sway,  Sonn.150.2
To make me giue the lie to my true sight, To make me give the lie to my true sight,  Sonn.150.3
And swere that brightnesse doth not grace the day? And swear that brightness doth not grace the day?  Sonn.150.4
Whence hast thou this becomming of things il, Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill, ill (adj.)
old form: il
bad, adverse, unfavourable
Sonn.150.5
That in the very refuse of thy deeds, That in the very refuse of thy deeds refuse (n.)dross, dregs, leavingsSonn.150.6
There is such strength and warrantise of skill, There is such strength and warrantise of skill warrantise, warrantize (n.)authorization, surety, guaranteeSonn.150.7
That in my minde thy worst all best exceeds? That in my mind thy worst all best exceeds?  Sonn.150.8
Who taught thee how to make me loue thee more, Who taught thee how to make me love thee more,  Sonn.150.9
The more I heare and see iust cause of hate, The more I hear and see just cause of hate?  Sonn.150.10
Oh though I loue what others doe abhor, O, though I love what others do abhor,  Sonn.150.11
With others thou shouldst not abhor my state. With others thou shouldst not abhor my state.  Sonn.150.12
If thy vnworthinesse raisd loue in me, If thy unworthiness raised love in me,  Sonn.150.13
More worthy I to be belou'd of thee. More worthy I to be beloved of thee.  Sonn.150.14
151 151  Sonn.151
LOue is too young to know what conscience is, Love is too young to know what conscience is;  Sonn.151.1
Yet who knowes not conscience is borne of loue, Yet who knows not conscience is born of love?  Sonn.151.2
Then gentle cheater vrge not my amisse, Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss, amiss (n.)
old form: amisse
fault, offence, misdeed
Sonn.151.3
cheater (n.)deceiver, sharper, gamester; also: officer who looks after estates forfeited to the crown
urge (v.)
old form: vrge
press, insist on, state emphatically
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
Least guilty of my faults thy sweet selfe proue. Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove:  Sonn.151.4
For thou betraying me, I doe betray For, thou betraying me, I do betray  Sonn.151.5
My nobler part to my grose bodies treason, My nobler part to my gross body's treason. gross (adj.)
old form: grose
vile, abhorrent, wicked
Sonn.151.6
My soule doth tell my body that he may, My soul doth tell my body that he may  Sonn.151.7
Triumph in loue, flesh staies no farther reason, Triumph in love; flesh stays no father reason. stay (v.)
old form: staies
wait (for), await
Sonn.151.8
reason (n.)observation, remark, point
But rysing at thy name doth point out thee, But, rising at thy name, doth point out thee  Sonn.151.9
As his triumphant prize, proud of this pride, As his triumphant prize; proud of this pride,  Sonn.151.10
He is contented thy poore drudge to be He is contented thy poor drudge to be, drudge (n.)slave, serf, lackeySonn.151.11
To stand in thy affaires, fall by thy side. To stand in thy affairs, fall by thy side.  Sonn.151.12
No want of conscience hold it that I call, No want of conscience hold it that I call want (n.)lack, shortage, dearthSonn.151.13
Her loue, for whose deare loue I rise and fall. Her love, for whose dear love I rise and fall.  Sonn.151.14
152 152  Sonn.152
IN louing thee thou know'st I am forsworne, In loving thee thou know'st I am forsworn, forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
Sonn.152.1
But thou art twice forsworne to me loue swearing, But thou art twice forsworn, to me love swearing,  Sonn.152.2
In act thy bed-vow broake and new faith torne, In act thy bed-vow broke and new faith torn, act (n.)activity, action, performanceSonn.152.3
bed-vow (n.)marriage vow
In vowing new hate after new loue bearing: In vowing new hate after new love bearing.  Sonn.152.4
But why of two othes breach doe I accuse thee, But why of two oaths' breach do I accuse thee,  Sonn.152.5
When I breake twenty: I am periur'd most, When I break twenty? I am perjured most;  Sonn.152.6
For all my vowes are othes but to misuse thee: For all my vows are oaths but to misuse thee,  Sonn.152.7
And all my honest faith in thee is lost. And all my honest faith in thee is lost;  Sonn.152.8
For I haue sworne deepe othes of thy deepe kindnesse: For I have sworn deep oaths of thy deep kindness,  Sonn.152.9
Othes of thy loue, thy truth, thy constancie, Oaths of thy love, thy truth, thy constancy,  Sonn.152.10
And to inlighten thee gaue eyes to blindnesse, And to enlighten thee gave eyes to blindness, enlighten (v.)
old form: inlighten
light up, throw light upon, illuminate
Sonn.152.11
Or made them swere against the thing they see. Or made them swear against the thing they see;  Sonn.152.12
For I haue sworne thee faire: more periurde eye, For I have sworn thee fair; more perjured I,  Sonn.152.13
To swere against the truth so foule a lie. To swear against the truth so foul a lie.  Sonn.152.14
153 153  Sonn.153
CVpid laid by his brand and fell a sleepe, Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep; brand (n.)ornamental flaming torch [associated with Cupid]Sonn.153.1
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
A maide of Dyans this aduantage found, A maid of Dian's this advantage found, advantage (n.)
old form: aduantage
right moment, favourable opportunity
Sonn.153.2
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
And his loue-kindling fire did quickly steepe And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep  Sonn.153.3
In a could vallie-fountaine of that ground: In a cold valley-fountain of that ground;  Sonn.153.4
Which borrowd from this holie fire of loue, Which borrowed from this holy fire of love  Sonn.153.5
A datelesse liuely heat still to indure, A dateless lively heat still to endure, dateless (adj.)
old form: datelesse
everlasting, eternal, endless
Sonn.153.6
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
And grew a seething bath which yet men proue, And grew a seething bath, which yet men prove prove (v.)
old form: proue
demonstrate, establish, show to be true
Sonn.153.7
Against strang malladies a soueraigne cure: Against strange maladies a sovereign cure. sovereign (adj.)
old form: soueraigne
excellent, excelling, superlative
Sonn.153.8
But at my mistres eie loues brand new fired, But at my mistress' eye love's brand new-fired, new-fire (v.)
old form: new fired
rekindle, ignite again
Sonn.153.9
The boy for triall needes would touch my brest, The boy for trial needs would touch my breast;  Sonn.153.10
I sick withall the helpe of bath desired, I, sick withal, the help of bath desired, hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speedSonn.153.11
And thether hied a sad distemperd guest. And thither hied, a sad distempered guest, distempered (adj.)
old form: distemperd
disordered, disturbed, diseased
Sonn.153.12
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
But found no cure, the bath for my help lies, But found no cure. The bath for my help lies  Sonn.153.13
Where Cupid got new fire; my mistres eye. Where Cupid got new fire: my mistress' eyes.  Sonn.153.14
154 154  Sonn.154
THe little Loue-God lying once a sleepe, The little love-god lying once asleep  Sonn.154.1
Laid by his side his heart inflaming brand, Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand, brand (n.)ornamental flaming torch [associated with Cupid]Sonn.154.2
Whilst many Nymphes that vou'd chast life to keep, Whilst many nymphs that vowed chaste life to keep  Sonn.154.3
Came tripping by, but in her maiden hand, Came tripping by; but in her maiden hand  Sonn.154.4
The fayrest votary tooke vp that fire, The fairest votary took up that fire, votary (n.)devotee, disciple, worshipper [of]Sonn.154.5
Which many Legions of true hearts had warm'd, Which many legions of true hearts had warmed,  Sonn.154.6
And so the Generall of hot desire, And so the general of hot desire  Sonn.154.7
Was sleeping by a Virgin hand disarm'd. Was sleeping by a virgin hand disarmed.  Sonn.154.8
This brand she quenched in a coole Well by, This brand she quenched in a cool well by, by (adv.)near by, close at handSonn.154.9
Which from loues fire tooke heat perpetuall, Which from love's fire took heat perpetual,  Sonn.154.10
Growing a bath and healthfull remedy, Growing a bath and healthful remedy  Sonn.154.11
For men diseasd, but I my Mistrisse thrall, For men diseased; but I, my mistress' thrall, thrall (n.)slave, subject, captiveSonn.154.12
Came there for cure and this by that I proue, Came there for cure, and this by that I prove:  Sonn.154.13
Loues fire heates water, water cooles not loue. Love's fire heats water, water cools not love.  Sonn.154.14
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