Shakespeare's Sonnets: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took

Sonnet 47

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): d2v.
1Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
3When that mine eye is famish't for a look,
4Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother,
5With my love's picture then my eye doth feast,
7An other time mine eye is my heart's guest,
8And in his thoughts of love doth share a part.
9So either by thy picture or my love,
13    Or if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
14    Awakes my heart to heart's and eyes' delight.


2] other] elided, or the line is (like line 4) extrametrical. Back to Line
6] bids] invites. Back to Line
10] are] Given the subject "either" (9), "is" might be expected. self] seife Q. Back to Line
11] nor] no. Back to Line
12] still] always. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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