The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 91

read by Annette Badland

Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,

Some in their wealth, some in their bodies’ force,

Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill,

Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse,

5And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,

Wherein it finds a joy above the rest;

But these particulars are not my measure;

All these I better in one general best.

Thy love is better than high birth to me,

10Richer than wealth, prouder than garments’ cost,

Of more delight than hawks or horses be;

And having thee, of all men’s pride I boast –

Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take

All this away, and me most wretched make.

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