William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet 41: Those Pretty Wrongs That Liberty Commits - Poem by William Shakespeare

Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits
When I am sometime absent from thy heart,
Thy beauty and thy years full well befits,
For still temptation follows where thou art.
Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won;
Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assailed;
And when a woman woos, what woman's son
Will sourly leave her till he have prevailed?
Ay me, but yet thou mightst my seat forbear,
And chide thy beauty and thy straying youth,
Who lead thee in their riot even there
Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth:
Hers, by thy beauty tempting her to thee,
Thine, by thy beauty being false to me.


Comments about Sonnet 41: Those Pretty Wrongs That Liberty Commits by William Shakespeare

  • Gajanan Mishra (2/17/2017 7:57:00 PM)

    Beauty is in truth
    Thy beauty being false to me, true. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/17/2017 10:56:00 AM)


    Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits. Great poem crafted by the master craftsman. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 7:30:00 AM)


    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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