Shakespeare's Sonnets: O, for my sake do you with fortune chide

Sonnet 111

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): g4r.
2The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds,
6And almost thence my nature is subdu'd
7To what it works in, like the dyer's hand.
8Pity me then and wish I were renew'd,
9Whil'st like a willing patient I will drink
11No bitterness that I will bitter think,
12Nor double penance to correct correction.
13    Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye


1] with] Capell; wish Q. Back to Line
3] That] who. Back to Line
4] public means] ticket sales at theatres. Back to Line
5] Criminals were branded for their crimes. Back to Line
10] eisell] vinegar, administered medicinally, as to combat the plague. Extrametrical, like line 12. Back to Line
14] Ev'n] Euen Q. enough] perhaps sounded "'nough." Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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