The expense of spirit in a waste of shame (Sonnet 129)

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The expense of spirit in a waste of shame (Sonnet 129) by William Shakespeare The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust; Enjoyed no sooner but despisèd straight: Past reason hunted; and no sooner had, Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait,
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Unformatted text preview: 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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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENGL 2174 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at Kennesaw.

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