William Shatner Sonnet 129 Lyrics

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[Verse]
Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murd'rous, bloody, full of blame
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust
Enjoyed no sooner but despisèd straight
Past reason hunted; and, no sooner had
Past reason hated as a swallowed bait
On purpose laid to make the taker mad
Mad in pursuit and in possession so
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme
A bliss in proof and proved, a very woe
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream
All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell

Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Sonnet 43
  • 2 When Most I Wink (Sonnet 43)
  • 3 Take All My Loves (Sonnet 40)
  • 4 Sonnet 20
  • 5 A Woman’s Face (Sonnet 20)
  • 6 For Shame (Sonnet 10)
  • 7 Sonnet 10
  • 8 Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23)
  • 9 Sonnet 29
  • 10 When in Disgrace With Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Sonnet 29)
  • 11 Sonnet 129
  • 12 Th’Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame (Sonnet 129)
  • 13 All dessen müd (Sonnet 66)
  • 14 A Woman’s Face - Reprise (Sonnet 20)
  • 15 Sonnet 87
  • 16 Farewell (Sonnet 87)
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