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Sonnet 5 ~ William Shakespeare ~ with text

Sonnet 5 ~ William Shakespeare ~ with text copyright Robert Nichol AudioProductions 2012SONNET 5Those hours, that with gentle work did frameThe lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell,Will play the tyrants to the very sameAnd that unfair which fairly doth excel:For never-resting time leads summer onTo hideous winter and confounds him there;Sap check'd with frost and lusty leaves quite gone,Beauty o'ersnow'd and bareness every where:Then, were not summer's distillation left,A liquid prisoner pent in walls of glass,Beauty's effect with beauty were bereft,Nor it nor no remembrance what it was: But flowers distill'd though they with winter meet, Leese but their show; their substance still lives sweet.Notesgaze (2): object gazed at.unfair (4): deprive of beauty (the only place it is used by Shakespeare).fairly (4): beautifully and legitimately.confounds (6): destroys.checked (7): halted.distillation (9): perfume distilled from flowers.bereft (11): lost.Leese (14): lose (again, the only place it is used by Shakespeare).
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