The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 112

read by Dominic West

Your love and pity doth th’impression fill

Which vulgar scandal stamped upon my brow;

For what care I who calls me well or ill

So you o’er-green my bad, my good allow?

5You are my all-the-world, and I must strive

To know my shames and praises from your tongue;

None else to me, nor I to none, alive,

That my steeled sense o’er-changes right or wrong.

In so profound abysm I throw all care

10Of others’ voices, that my adder’s sense

To critic and to flatterer stopped are.

Mark how with my neglect I do dispense:

You are so strongly in my purpose bred

That all the world besides me thinks you’re dead.

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