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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: "No Longer Mourn For Me..."

"No Longer Mourn For Me..."

(From “Sonnets”, LXXI)
No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Than you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
From this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell:
Nay, if you read this line , remember not
The hand that writ it; for I love you so,
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot,
If thinking on me then should make you woe.
O, if (I say) you look upon this verse,
When I perhaps compounded am with clay,
Do not so much as my poor name rehearse;
But let your love even with my live decay:
  Lest the wise world should look into your moan ,
  And mock you with me after I am gone.



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