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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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Editor’s NoteEditor’s Note93

  • 1So shall I live, supposing thou art true
  • Editor’s Note2Like a deceivèd husband; so love's face
  • 3May still seem love to me, though altered new—
  • 4Thy looks with me, thy heart in other place.
  • 5For there can live no hatred in thine eye,
  • 6Therefore in that I cannot know thy change.
  • 7In many's looks the false heart's history
  • Editor’s Note8Is writ in moods and frowns and wrinkles strange;
  • 9But heaven in thy creation did decree
  • 10That in thy face sweet love should ever dwell;
  • 11Whate'er thy thoughts, or thy heart's workings be,
  • 12Thy looks should nothing thence but sweetness tell.
  • 13    How like Eve's apple doth thy beauty grow
  • Editor’s Note14    If thy sweet virtue answer not thy show!

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93.title This sonnet links with 92.
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93.2 face appearance
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93.8 moods signs of anger
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93.8 wrinkles strange unfriendly scowls
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93.14 answer … show does not correspond to your looks
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