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William Shakespeare

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

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  • 1Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not
  • Editor’s Note2When I against myself with thee partake?
  • Link 3Do I not think on thee when I forgot
  • Editor’s Note4Am of myself, all-tyrant for thy sake?
  • 5Who hateth thee that I do call my friend?
  • 6On whom frown'st thou that I do faun upon?
  • 7Nay, if thou lour'st on me do I not spend
  • Editor’s Note8Revenge upon myself with present moan?
  • Editor’s Note9What merit do I in myself respect
  • Editor’s Note10That is so proud thy service to despise,
  • Editor’s Note11When all my best doth worship thy defect,
  • 12Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?
  • 13    But, love, hate on; for now I know thy mind,
  • Editor’s Note14    Those that can see thou lov'st, and I am blind.

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Editor’s Note
149.2 partake take sides
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149.4 all-tyrant you total tyrant (or perhaps referring to his own attitude to himself)
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149.8 present moan immediate suffering
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149.9 respect value
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149.10 thy … despise as to scorn to serve you
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149.11 defect insufficiency
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149.14 Those … blind you love those who see properly, and I am blind (with love), so deserve to be hated
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