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

Sonnet XLVII.

“Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took”


BETWIXT mine eye and heart a league is took 
And each doth good turns now unto the other: 
When that mine eye is famish’d for a look, 
Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother, 
With my love’s picture then my eye doth feast,         5
And to the painted banquet bids my heart; 
Another time mine eye is my heart’s guest, 
And in his thoughts of love doth share a part: 
So, either by thy picture or my love, 
Thyself away art present still with me;  10
For thou not further than my thoughts canst move, 
And I am still with them and they with thee; 
  Or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight 
  Awakes my heart to heart’s and eye’s delight. 


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