Shakespeare's Sonnets: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes

Sonnet 29

1When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
4And look upon my self and curse my fate,
5Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
6Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess't,
8With what I most enjoy contented least;
13    For thy sweet love rememb'red such wealth brings,
14    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Notes

2] beweep] cry (tears) about. Back to Line
3] heav'n] heauen Q. bootless] remediless. Back to Line
7] scope] breadth of talents. Back to Line
9] An extrametrical line. Back to Line
10] Haply] perhaps. Back to Line
11] An extrametrical line. Back to Line
12] sullen] gloomy. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): c2v-c3r.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2008
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