Shakespeare's Sonnets: That God forbid that made me first your slave

Sonnet 58

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): e1r.
3Or at your hand th' account of hours to crave,
5Oh let me suffer (being at your beck)
6Th' imprison'd absence of your liberty,
8Without accusing you of injury.
10That you your self may privilege your time
11To what you will, to you it doth belong
12Your self to pardon of self-doing crime.
13    I am to wait, though waiting so be hell,
14    Not blame your pleasure, be it ill or well.


1] "God forbid who made me first your slave that I should ..." Back to Line
2] Extrametrical. Back to Line
4] stay your leisure] wait until you have time (to see me). Back to Line
7] suff'rance] sufferance Q.bide] endure.check] reprimand. Back to Line
9] list] wish. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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