Shakespeare's Sonnets: No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done

Sonnet 35

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SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): c4r.
1No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done,
2Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud,
3Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
4And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
5All men make faults, and even I in this,
7My self corrupting salving thy amiss,
10Thy adverse party is thy advocate,
11And 'gainst my self a lawful plea commence,
12Such civil war is in my love and hate,


6] compare] comparison. Back to Line
8] their sins] Q (twice); thy widely-adopted emendation. The apparent reference of "their" is "All men" (5), who of course include the beloved, so that, strictly speaking, emendation is unnecessary to preserve the sense of the passage. Back to Line
9] sense] common sense. Back to Line
13] accessary] the Q spelling (usually modernized to "accessory") has an OED main entry. Back to Line
14] sourly] in a bad temper. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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