Shakespeare's Sonnets: Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing

Sonnet 87

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): f3r.
1Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing,
5For how do I hold thee but by thy granting,
6And for that riches where is my deserving?
9Thy self thou gav'st, thy own worth then not knowing,
10Or me to whom thou gav'st it else mistaking,
12Comes home again, on better judgement making.
13    Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter,
14    In sleep a king, but waking no such matter.

Notes

2] estimate] valuation. Back to Line
3] charter] deed. releasing] acquittal, discharge from obligation. Back to Line
4] bonds in] claims on. determinate] terminated. Back to Line
7] wanting] lacking. Back to Line
8] back again swerving] diverting back (to you). Back to Line
11] misprision] error. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1609
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2008
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