Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, Vol. 1

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  • B4rCritical Apparatus1Sweet Rose, faire flower, vntimely pluckt, soon vaded,
  • Critical Apparatus2Pluckt in the bud, and vaded in the spring.
  • 3Bright orient pearle, alacke too timely shaded,
  • 4Faire creature kilde too soon by Deaths sharpe sting:
  • 5    Like a greene plumbe that hangs vpon a tree:
  • 6    And fals (through winde) before the fall should be.
  • 7I weepe for thee, and yet no cause I haue,
  • Critical Apparatus8For why: thou lefts me nothing in thy will.
  • 9And yet thou lefts me more then I did craue,
  • 10For why: I craued nothing of thee still:
  • Critical Apparatus11    O yes (deare friend) I pardon craue of thee,
  • B4v (blank)12    Thy discontent thou didst bequeath to me.

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10.1, 2 vaded 2judson = faded
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10.2 spring. 2judson; ~: 3jaggard. The period is inverted in 2judson. The 3jaggard compositor may have thought it a broken colon and set it accordingly.
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10.8, 9 lefts = left'st
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10.11 friend) benson; ~ 2judson
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