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

Sonnet CXXXV.

“Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will

WHOEVER hath her wish, thou hast thy Will 
And Will to boot, and Will in over-plus; 
More than enough am I that vex thee still, 
To thy sweet will making addition thus. 
Wilt thou, whose will is large and spacious,         5
Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine? 
Shall will in others seem right gracious, 
And in my will no fair acceptance shine? 
The sea, all water, yet receives rain still, 
And in abundance addeth to his store;  10
So thou, being rich in Will, add to thy Will 
One will of mine, to make thy large Will more. 
  Let no unkind ‘No’ fair beseechers kill; 
  Think all but one, and me in that one Will. 



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