Helena Bonham Carter , Rufus Wainwright , Martha Wainwright & Fiora Cutler Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23) Lyrics

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[Verse]
As an unperfect actor on the stage
Who with his fear is put besides his part
Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage
Whose strength's abundance weakens his own heart
So I, for fear of trust, forget to say
The perfect ceremony of love's rite
And in mine own love's strength seem to decay
O'ercharged with burden of mine own love's might
O let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast
Who plead for love and look for recompense
More than that tongue that more hath more expressed
O learn to read what silent love hath writ!
To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit

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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