Shakespeare's Sonnets: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan

Sonnet 133

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): h4v.
2For that deep wound it gives my friend and me!
3Is 't not enough to torture me alone
7Of him, my self, and thee I am forsaken,
13    And yet thou wilt, for I being pent in thee,
14    Perforce am thine and all that is in me.


1] Beshrew] curse. Back to Line
4] slav'ry] slauery Q. Back to Line
5] Possibly extrametrical, with line 7. Back to Line
6] next] nearest (i.e., the beloved friend). engrossed] monopolized. Back to Line
8] crossed] defeated; possibly crossed out (erased), crucified. Back to Line
9] ward] jail. Back to Line
10] bail] pledge, release from arrest. Back to Line
11] keeps] has custody of. guard] ward. Back to Line
12] rigour] severity. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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