When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least:
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee,--and then my state
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings'.


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Sonnet 29 song meanings
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    General CommentWow, I can't believe nobody's commented on this one.
    One of my favorite sonnets, given a new life by Mr. Wainwright. He sings it wonderfully.
    lessonnumbersixon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have always been a big fan of rufus, and since I have been born one for shakespeare, so i was really intrigued when I downloaded this song. Rufus, with the way he sings, brings new elements to this sonnet. It's lovely, and i will not be able to stop listening to it.
    rockisgroovyon October 30, 2006   Link

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