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Poem by William Shakespeare


Sonnet 91. Some glory in their birth, some in their skill


Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill:
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse.
And 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,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' costs,
Of more delight than hawks and 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 wretchcd make.



William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare's other poems:
  1. Hark! Hark! The Lark
  2. From Venus And Adonis
  3. How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been
  4. When That I Was And A Little Tiny Boy
  5. From The Rape Of Lucrece


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