The Shakespeare Anthology. 1592-1616 A.D

The Shakespeare Anthology. 1592-1616 A.D

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...take heed! Let fancy never swerve But unto him, that will take leaves and all! For this, be sure! The flower once plucked away; Farewell, the rest! The branch will soon decay! Many desire; but few, or none, deserve To cut the corn, not subject to the sickle. Wherefore, take heed! Let fancy never swerve; But constant stand! for mowers' minds are fickle! For this, be sure! The crop being once obtained; Farewell, the rest! The soil will be disdained! Fain would I; but I dare not! I dare; but yet I may not! I may; although I care not For pleasure, when I play not! You laugh; because you like not! I jest; and yet I joy not! You pierce; although you strike not! I strike; and yet annoy not! I spy; when as I speak not! Full oft I speak, and speed not! But of my wounds, you reck not! Because you see, they bleed not. Yet bleed they, when you see not! But you, the pains endure not! Of noble minds, they be not, That ever kill and cure not! I see; when as I view not! I wish; although I crave not! I serve; and yet I sue not! I hope for that I have not! I catch; although I hold not! I burn; although I flame not! I seem; when as I would not; Yours I am; though I seem not! And will be; though I show not! My outward deeds, then deem not; When mine intent you know not! But if my service prove not Most sure, although I sue not; Withdraw your mind, and love not! Nor of my ruin rue not! Like to a hermit poor, in place obscure, I mean to spend my days of endless doubt! To wail such woes, as time cannot recure! Where none but Love shall ever find me out. My food shall be, of care and sorrow made. My drink nought else but tears fall'n from mine eyes. And for my light, in such obscured shade, The flames shall, serve, which from my heart arise. A Gown of gray my...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937317
  • 9781236937315