Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 91 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 91

Shakespeare's Sonnet 91

  1    Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
  2    Some in their wealth, some in their bodies' force,
  3    Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill,
  4    Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
  5    And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
  6    Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
  7    But these particulars are not my measure;
  8    All these I better in one general best.
  9    Thy love is better than high birth to me,
 10    Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,
 11    Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
 12    And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:
 13      Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
 14      All this away and me most wretched make.

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