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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare: Poems.  1914.

Sonnet XXXIII.

“Full many a glorious morning have I seen”


FULL many a glorious morning have I seen 
Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye, 
Kissing with golden face the meadows green, 
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy; 
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride         5
With ugly rack on his celestial face, 
And from the forlorn world his visage hide, 
Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace: 
Even so my sun one early morn did shine, 
With all-triumphant splendour on my brow;  10
But, out! alack! he was but one hour mine, 
The region cloud hath mask’d him from me now. 
  Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth; 
  Suns of the world may stain when heaven’s sun staineth. 


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