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Herbert

SONNET NO. 8

 

    Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly,
    Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights with joy,
    Why lovest thou that which thou receivest not gladly,
    Or else receivest with pleasure thine annoy?
    If the true concord of well tuned sounds,
    By unions married  ,do offend thine ear,
    They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds,
    In singleness the parts  that thou  should'st bear.
    Marke how one string-sweet husband to another,
    Strike each in each by mutual ordering
    Resembling sire and child and happy mother
    Who all in one -one pleasing note do sing:
    Whose speechless song being many, seeming one,
    Sings this to thee-thou single  will prove none.

 

 
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