Shakespeare’s Sonnets

by: William Shakespeare

Rival Poet Group (Sonnets 78–86)

1

Then thank him not for that which he doth say, Since what he owes thee thou thyself dost pay. (Sonnet 79)

2

I grant thou wert not married to my muse, And therefore mayst without attaint o’erlook The dedicated words which writers use Of their fair subject, blessing every book. (Sonnet 82)

3

Then others for the breath of words respect, Me for my dumb thoughts, speaking in effect. (Sonnet 85)