The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 35

read by Polly Frame

No more be grieved at that which thou hast done;

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;

Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,

And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.

5All men make faults, and even I, in this,

Authorizing thy trespass with compare,

Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss,

Excusing these sins more than these sins are:

For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense;

10Thy adverse party is thy advocate,

And ’gainst myself a lawful plea commence:

Such civil war is in my love and hate

That I an accessory needs must be

To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.

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