Shakespeare's Sonnets: Let not my love be call'd idolatry

Sonnet 105

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): g2v.
1Let not my love be call'd idolatry
3Since all alike my songs and praises be
6Still constant in a wond'rous excellence.
7Therefore my verse to constancy confin'd,
8One thing expressing, leaves out difference.
9Fair, kind, and true, is all my argument,
12Three themes in one, which wond'rous scope affords.
13    Fair, kind, and true have often liv'd alone,
14    Which three till now never kept seat in one.


2] idol show] possibly punning on "idle." Back to Line
4] still] always. Back to Line
5] my love] my beloved. Back to Line
10] to other] perhaps "t'other". Back to Line
11] change] variation of words that have the same meaning. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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