Notes for Shakespeare's Sonnet 87


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1. dear: 1) precious, beloved; 2) expensive.

2. estimate: value.

3. charter of thy worth: privilege conferred by your worth.

4. determinate: ended, expired. —This is a legal term.

5. granting: permission.

6. riches: wealth.

7. wanting: lacking.

8. patent: title.   swerving: returning.

10. mistaking: overestimating.

11. upon misprision growing: arising out of error or mistake.

12. making: being made (by you).

14. no such matter: nothing of the sort.