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William Shakespeare Sonnet 08
 Those hours that
with gentle work did frame

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Sonnet 08 Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?

Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
Why lovest thou that which thou receivest not gladly,
Or else receivest with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,
Resembling sire and child and happy mother
Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing:
Whose speechless song, being many, seeming one,
Sings this to thee: 'thou single wilt prove none.'

Shakespearean Sonnet 08 Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?

William Shakespeare online - William Shakespeare Sonnet 08 Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly? Famous William Shakespeare love poem known as Shakespearean Sonnet 08 Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly. Famous Shakespearean sonnet, or short poem, entitled William Shakespeare Sonnet 08 Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly.

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