Shakespeare's Sonnets: No longer mourn for me when I am dead

Sonnet 71

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): e3v.
3Give warning to the world that I am fled
5Nay, if you read this line, remember not
6The hand that writ it, for I love you so
7That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot
8If thinking on me then should make you woe.
9O if (I say) you look upon this verse,
10When I (perhaps) compounded am with clay,
11Do not so much as my poor name rehearse;
13    Lest the wise world should look into your moan,
14    And mock you with me after I am gone.


1] dead] dead, Q. Back to Line
2] Then] often modernized to "Than." Back to Line
4] vildest] vilest. Back to Line
12] ev'n] euen Q. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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