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Shakespeare's Sonnet #137 "Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes"

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Uploaded on Aug 1, 2011

Video images are from a rare ORIGINAL 1609 EDITION of Shake-speares Sonnets held by the British Library. It is one of only thirteen copies in existence. Images are provided courtesy of the Octavo Corporation.

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Modernized Spelling and Punctuation for Sonnet 137:

Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes
That they behold and see not what they see?
They know what beauty is, see where it lies,
Yet what the best is take the worst to be.
If eyes, corrupt by over-partial looks,
Be anchored in the bay where all men ride,
Why of eyes' falsehood hast thou forg├Ęd hooks,
Whereto the judgment of my heart is tied?
Why should my heart think that a several plot
Which my heart knows the wide world's common place?
Or mine eyes, seeing this, say this is not,
To put fair truth upon so foul a face?
In things right true my heart and eyes have erred,
And to this false plague are they now transferred.

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