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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare: Poems.  1914.

Sonnet LXXV.

“So are you to my thoughts as food to life”


SO are you to my thoughts as food to life 
Or as sweet-season’d showers are to the ground; 
And for the peace of you I hold such strife 
As ’twixt a miser and his wealth is found; 
Now proud as an enjoyer, and anon         5
Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure; 
Now counting best to be with you alone, 
Then better’d that the world may see my pleasure: 
Sometime, all full with feasting on your sight, 
And by and by clean starved for a look;  10
Possessing or pursuing no delight, 
Save what is had or must from you be took. 
  Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day, 
  Or gluttoning on all, or all away. 


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