Shakespeare's Sonnets: From you have I been absent in the spring
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): g1r-g1v.
1From you have I been absent in the spring,
7Could make me any summer's story tell
8Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
10Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose:
11They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
12Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
13 Yet seem'd it winter still, and you away,
14 As with your shadow I with these did play.
2] pied] variegated in colours. trim] garb. Back to Line
3] spirit] pronounced as a single syllable (cf. OED, "sprite"). Back to Line
4] That] So that. Saturn] a planet associated with "heavy" (oppressive) melancholy. Back to Line
5] lays: songs. Back to Line
6] diff'rent flow'rs] different flowers Q. Back to Line
9] lily's] Lillies Q. Back to Line
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