Shakespeare's Sonnets: What's in the brain that ink may character

Sonnet 108

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): g3r-g3v.
3What's new to speak, what now to register,
4That may express my love, or thy dear merit?
5Nothing, sweet boy, but yet like prayers divine,
6I must each day say o'er the very same,
7Counting no old thing old, thou mine, I thine,
11Nor gives to necessary wrinkles place
12But makes antiquity for aye his page,
14    Where time and outward form would show it dead.


1] character] write. Back to Line
2] figur'd] displayed. Extrametrical, if "spirit" is not a single syllable; like line 4. Back to Line
8] Ev'n] Euen Q. Back to Line
9] case] suit. Back to Line
10] Weighs] Takes into account. Back to Line
13] conceit] conception. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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