Shakespeare's Sonnets: Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind

Sonnet 113

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): g4r-g4v.
1Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind,
2And that which governs me to go about
5For it no form delivers to the heart
8Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch:
9For if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight,
11The mountain, or the sea, the day, or night,
12The crow, or dove, it shapes them to your feature.
13    Incapable of more, replete with you,
14    My most true mind thus maketh mine untrue.


3] part] forsake. Back to Line
4] out] put out, turned off. Back to Line
6] hatch] this edn.; lack Q (which does not rhyme with "catch"). The OED records the 16th-century spelling "hacche." Back to Line
7] quick] living. Back to Line
10] favour] face. Extrametrical, with line 12. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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