Shakespeare's Sonnets: Then let not winter's wragged hand deface

Sonnet 6

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): b2r.
2In thee thy summer ere thou be distill'd:
5That use is not forbidden usury
6Which happies those that pay the willing loan;
7That's for thy self to breed an other thee,
11Then what could death do if thou should'st depart,
12Leaving thee living in posterity?
14    To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir.


1] wragged] ragged, rough. deface] spoil, make (the face) ugly. Back to Line
3] vial] womb. Back to Line
4] beauty's] beautits Q. Back to Line
8] happ'er] happier Q. Back to Line
9] happ'er] happier Q. art.] art, Q. Back to Line
10] refigur'd] made another image of. Back to Line
13] self-will'd,] self-will'd Q. too fair] too fair, Q. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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