Sonnet 129

“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 despised 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.”


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  1. With any other man the expression would be usual, with him, however, not. If an unusual man looks in such a way, one dream is also worth no matter whether he comes at night or during the day, central issue he comes. He: the dream and better still: he as a dream prince in just one dream in continuation. May one wish more? I try to see a mortal man in this man, to think difficult that he is level this. However, he could have given just as well to a hero from a Greek legend his face. If there is a reincarnation: who all over the world could he have been once? Did the Egyptians or Romans, Greeks and which other women dream of him already still? Did he laugh only if he read this? Thus hears then: nothing would be worse than to live in a world which would be without men who are mortal, but look divine. Thanks to!

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