It's a conspiracy! Today we experiment with SONNET 28, "How can I then return in happy plight..."
1609 QUARTO DANA'S ENUNCIATED VERSION
How can I then returne in happy plight How can I then return in happy plight
That am debard the benifit of rest? That am debarred the benifit of rest?
When daies oppression is not eazd by night, When day's oppression is not eazd by night,
But day by night and night by day oprest. But day by night, and night, by day oprest.
And each (though enimes to ethers raigne) And each (though enemies to eithers reign)
Doe in consent shake hands to torture me, Do in consent shake hands to torture mee,
The one by toyle, the other to complaine The one by toil, thee other to complayn
How far I toyle, still farther off from thee. How farr I toil, still further off from thee.
I tell the Day to please him thou art bright, I tell the Day to please him, thou art bright,
And do'st him grace when clouds doe blot the And do'st him grace when clouds do blot the
So flatter I the swart complexiond night, So flatter I the swart complexiond night,
When sparkling stars twire not thou guil'st th'eaven, When sparkling stars twire not, Thou gild'st
But day doth daily draw my sorrowes longer, But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer,
And night doth nightly make greefes length seeme And night doth nightly make /greefes length
stronger. seeem stronger.