Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition
- Link 1That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,
- Editor’s Note2For slander's mark was ever yet the fair,
- Editor’s Note3The ornament of beauty is suspect,
- 4A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.
- Editor’s Note5So thou be good, slander doth but approve
- Editor’s Note6Thy worth the greater being wooed of time,
- Editor’s Note7For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love,
- Editor’s Note8And thou present'st a pure unstainèd prime.
- 9Thou hast passed by the ambush of young days
- Editor’s Note10Either not assailed, or victor being charged;
- Editor’s Note11Yet this thy praise cannot be so thy praise
- Editor’s Note12To tie up envy, evermore enlarged.
- pg 2848Editor’s Note13 If some suspect of ill masked not thy show,
- Editor’s Note14 Then thou alone kingdoms of hearts shouldst owe.
70.2 mark target
70.3 suspect suspicion (accented sus-péct)
70.5 So provided that
70.5 approve prove
70.6 wooed of time wooed by time, courted by the word (so subject to temptation)
70.7 canker vice vice, like a canker-worm
70.8 unstainèd prime unspotted youth
70.10 charged attacked
70.11 so so much
70.12 envy … enlarged malice, always at large
70.13 suspect suspicion
70.13 ill … show ill-doing did not partially obscure your appearance
70.14 owe own