Shakespeare's Sonnets: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

Sonnet 30

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): c3r.
5Then can I drown an eye (un-us'd to flow)
11The sad account of fore-bemoanèd moan,
12Which I new pay, as if not paid before.
13    But if the while I think on thee (dear friend)
14    All losses are restor'd, and sorrows end.


1] sessions] judicial sittings. Back to Line
2] summon] call to court. Back to Line
3] An extrametrical line. Back to Line
4] my dear time's waste] the way I way waste my time. Back to Line
6] dateless] endless (first used by Shakespeare, and in Richard II). Back to Line
7] afresh] a fresh Q. long-since] an adverb for which this appears to be the earliest citation (OED, "long," adv., 4). cancell'd] paid in full. Back to Line
8] expense] glossed by OED as "loss." An extrametrical line. Back to Line
9] grievances fore-gone] old sorrows. This is the earliest OED citation for the participial adverb "fore-gone." Back to Line
10] tell] count. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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