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The Sonnets

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Shakespeare: Sonnets Nos 1-77
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Shakespeare: Sonnets Nos 78-154
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No 001: From fairest creatures we desire increase
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No 002: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
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No 003: Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest
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No 004: Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend
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No 005: Those hours that with gentle work did frame
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No 006: Then let not winter's ragged hand deface
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No 007: Lo, in the orient when the gracious light
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No 008: Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?
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No 009: Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye
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No 010: For shame deny that thou bear'st love to any
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No 011: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
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No 012: When do I count the clock that tells the time
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No 013: O that you were yourself, but, love, you are
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No 014: Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck
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No 015: When I consider every thing that grows
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No 016: But wherefore do not you a mightier way
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No 017: Who will believe my verse in time to come
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No 018: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
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No 019: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws
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No 020: A woman's face, with Nature's own hand painted
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No 021: So is it not with me as with that Muse
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No 022: My glass shall not persuade me I am old
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No 023: As an unperfect actor on the stage
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No 024: Mine eye hath play'd the painter and hath stell'd
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No 025: Let those who are in favour with their stars
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No 026: Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage
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No 027: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed
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No 028: How can I then return in happy plight
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No 029: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
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No 030: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
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No 031: Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts
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No 032: If thou survive my well-contented day
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No 033: Full many a glorious morning have I seen
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No 034: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day
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No 035: No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done
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No 036: Let me confess that we two must be twain
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No 037: As a decrepit father takes delight
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No 038: How can my Muse want subject to invent
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No 039: O how thy worth with manners may I sing
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No 040: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all
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No 041: Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits
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No 042: That thou has her, it is not all my grief
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No 043: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see
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No 044: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought
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No 045: The other two, slight air and purging fire
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No 046: Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
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No 047: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took
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No 048: How careful was I, when I took my way
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No 049: Against that time, if ever that time come
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No 050: How heavy do I journey on the way
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No 051: Thus can my love excuse the slow offence
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No 052: So am I as the rich whose blessed key
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No 053: What is your substance, whereof are you made
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No 054: O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
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No 055: Not marble nor the gilded monuments
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No 056: Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said
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No 057: Being your slave, what should I do but tend
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No 058: That God forbid that made me first your slave
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No 059: If there be nothing new, but that which is
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No 060: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore
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No 061: Is it thy will thy image should keep open
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No 062: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
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No 063: Against my love shall be as I am now
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No 064: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
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No 065: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
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No 066: Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry
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No 067: Ah, wherefore with infection should he live
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No 068: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn
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No 069: Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth view
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No 070: That thou art blam'd shall not be thy defect
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No 071: No longer mourn for me when I am dead
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No 072: O lest the world should task you to recite
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No 073: That time of year thou mayst in me behold
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No 074: But be contented: When that fell arrest
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No 075: So are you to my thoughts as food to life
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No 076: Why is my verse so barren of new pride
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No 077: Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear
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No 078: So oft have I invok'd thee for my Muse
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No 079: Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid
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No 080: O how I faint when I of you do write
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No 081: Or I shall live your epitaph to make
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No 082: I grant thou wert not married to my Muse
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No 083: I never saw that you did painting need
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No 084: Who is it that says most, which can say more
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No 085: My tongue-tied Muse in manner holds her still
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No 086: Was it the proud full sail of his great verse
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No 087: Farewell! thou are too dear for my possessing
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No 088: When thou shalt be dispos'd to set me light
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No 089: Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault
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No 090: Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now
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No 091: Some glory in their birth, some in their skill
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No 092: But do thy worst to steal thyself away
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No 093: So shall I live, supposing thou art true
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No 094: They that have power to hurt, and will do none
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No 095: How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame
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No 096: Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness
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No 097: How like a winter hath my absence been
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No 098: From you have I been absent in the spring
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No 099: The forward violet thus did I chide
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No 100: Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long
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No 101: O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends
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No 102: My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming
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No 103: Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth
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No 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old
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No 105: Let not my love be call'd idolatry
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No 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time
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No 107: Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
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No 108: What's in the brain that ink may character
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No 109: O never say that I was false of heart
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No 110: Alas, 'tis true I have gone here and there
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No 111: O for my sake do you with Fortune chide
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No 112: Your love and pity doth th' impression fill
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No 113: Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind
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No 114: Or whether doth my mind, being crown'd with you
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No 115: Those lines that I before have writ do lie
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No 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds
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No 117: Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all
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No 118: Like as to make our appetites more keen
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No 119: What potions have I drunk of Siren tears
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No 120: That you were once unkind befriends me now
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No 121: 'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed
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No 122: Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
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No 123: No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change
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No 124: If my dear love were but the child of state
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No 125: Were't aught to me I bore the canopy
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No 126: O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power
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No 127: In the old age black was not counted fair
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No 128: How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st
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No 129: Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
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No 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
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No 131: Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art
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No 132: Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me
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No 133: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
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No 134: So, now I have confess'd that he is thine
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No 135: Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will
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No 136: If thy soul check thee that I come so near
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No 137: Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes
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No 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth
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No 139: O call not me to justify the wrong
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No 140: Be wise as thou are cruel; do not press
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No 141: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes
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No 142: Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate
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No 143: Lo as a careful housewife runs to catch
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No 144: Two loves, I have, of comfort and despair
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No 145: Those lips that Love's own hand did make
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No 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth
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No 147: My love is as a fever, longing still
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No 148: O me, what eyes hath Love put in my head
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No 149: Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not
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No 150: O from what power hast thou this powerful might
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No 151: Love is too young to know what conscience is
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No 152: In loving thee thou know'st I am forsworn
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No 153: Cupid laid by his brand, and fell asleep
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No 154: The little Love-god lying once asleep
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Track-specific metadata for CDH88022 track 77

The little Love-god lying once asleep
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-02277
Duration
1'01
Recording date
30 November 1986
Recording venue
Recording producer
Edward Perry
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Shakespeare: Sonnets Nos 78-154 (CDH88022)
    Disc 1 Track 77
    Release date: August 1988
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