1 Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all
2 Wherein I should your great deserts repay,
3 Forgot upon your dearest love to call,
4 Whereto all bonds do tie me day by day;
5 That I have frequent been with unknown minds,
6 And given to time your own dear-purchased right;
7 That I have hoisted sail to all the winds
8 Which should transport me farthest from your sight.
9 Book both my willfulness and errors down,
10 And on just proof surmise accumulate;
11 Bring me within the level of your frown,
12 But shoot not at me in your wakened hate:
13 Since my appeal says I did strive to prove
14 The constancy and virtue of your love.