William Shakespeare

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

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  • 1That time of year thou mayst in me behold
  • 2When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
  • 3Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
  • Editor’s Note4Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang.
  • pg 28495In me thou seest the twilight of such day
  • 6As after sunset fadeth in the west,
  • 7Which by and by black night doth take away,
  • 8Death's second self that seals up all in rest.
  • 9In me thou seest the glowing of such fire
  • Editor’s Note10That on the ashes of his youth doth lie
  • 11As the deathbed, whereon it must expire,
  • 12Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
  • 13    This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
  • 14    To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

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73.4 late recently
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