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Marguerite

SONNET NO. 91

 


      Some glory in their birth , some in their skill,

      Some in their wealth, some  in their body's force,
      Some  in their garments, though new fangled ill!
      Some in their hawks  and hounds, some in their horse;
      And ever humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
      Wherein it finds a joy above the rest,
      But these particulars are not my measure;
      All these I better in one general best;
      Thy love is better than high birth to me,
      Richer than wealth, prouder than garments cost,
      Of more delight than hawks or horses  be,
      And having thee, of all men's pride I boast,
      Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
      All this away, and me most wretched make.

 

 


  Note the repetition of the following words-some, some, some,

some, some, some, some, their birth, their  skill, their  wealth,
their body, their garments, their  hawks, their  horses (see 25).

3rd Line.  New fangled ill-fashionably ugly.
5th Line.  Humour-disposition.

  This Sonnet would appear to be addressed to Marguerite,
where he tells her that he boasts that he finds in her everything
equivalent to what other men boast of as set out in the first
four lines of this Sonnet.

 

 

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