Shakespeare's Sonnets: That you were once unkind be-friends me now

Sonnet 120

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): h1v-h2r.
1That you were once unkind be-friends me now,
3Needs must I under my transgression bow,
7And I a tyrant have no leisure taken
9O that our night of woe might have rememb'red
10My deepest sense how hard true sorrow hits,
11And soon to you as you to me then tend'red
13    But that your trespass now becomes a fee:

Notes

2] for] because. Back to Line
4] nerves] muscles. Back to Line
5] Extrametrical, with line 7. Back to Line
6] past] passed. Back to Line
8] weigh] consider. Back to Line
12] salve] balm. Back to Line
14] ransoms] saves. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1609
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2008
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