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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Sonnet 28

28

How can I then return in happy plight

That am debarr’d the benefit of rest?

When day’s oppression is not eas’d by night,

But day by night and night by day oppress’d;

And each (though enemies to either’s reign)

Do in consent shake hands to torture me,

The one by toil, the other to complain

How far I toil, still farther off from thee.

I tell the day, to please him, thou art bright,

And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven;

So flatter I the swart-complexion’d night,

When sparkling stars twire not thou gild’st th’ even:

But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer,

And night doth nightly make grief’s length seem stronger.

 

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