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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
132. One Hundred and Tenth Sonnet
 
William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
 
ALAS, ’tis true I have gone here and there
And made myself a motley to the view,
Gor’d mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most dear,
Made old offences of affections new;
Most true it is that I have look’d on truth        5
Askance and strangely: but, by all above,
These blenches gave my heart another youth,
And worse essays prov’d thee my best of love.
Now all is done, have what shall have no end:
Mine appetite I never more will grind        10
On newer proof, to try an older friend,
A god in love, to whom I am confin’d.
  Then give me welcome, next my heaven the best,
  Even to thy pure and most most loving breast.
 

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