Shakespeare’s Sonnets

by: William Shakespeare

The Poet’s Act of Betrayal (Sonnet 151)

1

Love is too young to know what conscience is, Yet who knows not conscience is born of love?

2

Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss, Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove[.]

3

No want of conscience hold it that I call Her “love” for whose dear love I rise and fall.