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Sonnets > Sonnet #96, Week 79, August 21

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message 1: by Candy (new)

Candy | 2748 comments Mod
Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness;
Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport;
Both grace and faults are lov'd of more and less:
Thou mak'st faults graces that to thee resort.
As on the finger of a throned queen
The basest jewel will be well esteem'd,
So are those errors that in thee are seen
To truths translated, and for true things deem'd.
How many lambs might the stern wolf betray,
If like a lamb he could his looks translate!
How many gazers mightst thou lead away,
If thou wouldst use the strength of all thy state!
But do not so, I love thee in such sort,
As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.


message 2: by JimF (new)

JimF | 219 comments These two lines are exactly the same. Either a defect, or a very intelligent design that connects the two sonnets.

Sonnet 36
[13] But doe not so, I loue thee in such sort,
[14] As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.

Sonnet 96
[13] But doe not so, I loue thee in such sort,
[14] As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.


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