Sonnet XXX: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought

Original Text: 
William Shakespeare, Shake-speares sonnets (London: G. Eld for T. T., 1609). STC 22353. Facs. edn.: London: J. Cape, 1925. PR 2750 B48 1609b ROBA.
1When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
2I summon up remembrance of things past,
3I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
5Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
7And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
10And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
11The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
12Which I new pay as if not paid before.
13But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
14All losses are restor'd, and sorrows end.

Notes

4] time's waste: i.e., in seeking many a thing in vain. Back to Line
6] dateless: endless. Back to Line
8] expense: loss. Back to Line
9] grievances foregone: past distresses. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1609
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.139.
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