Notes for Shakespeare's Sonnet 31


1. endeared: enriched.

3. there: i.e., in "Thy bosom."

5. obsequious: dutiful (to the memory of the dead).

6. religious: dutiful, devoted.

7. interest of the dead: rightfully due to the dead. which: who.

8. remov'd: at a distance, out of sight.

10. trophies: memorials. lovers: friends, loved ones.

11. parts: shares.

12. That due of many now is thine alone: so that what was due to many is now only yours.

13. Their images I loved I view in thee: the images of those that I loved I now see in you.

14. all they: comprising all of them.