Sonnet 136

by William Shakespeare

Memorize the poem, Sonnet 136 by William Shakespeare.

If thy soul check thee that I come so near, Swear to thy blind soul that I was thy ‘Will’, And will, thy soul knows, is admitted there; Thus far for love, my love-suit, sweet, fulfil. ‘Will’, will fulfil the treasure of thy love, Ay, fill it full with wills, and my will one. In things of great receipt with ease we prove Among a number one is reckon’d none: Then in the number let me pass untold, Though in thy store’s account I one must be; For nothing hold me, so it please thee hold That nothing me, a something sweet to thee:     Make but my name thy love, and love that still,     And then thou lov’st me for my name is ‘Will.’

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