No more be griev'd (Michael Gray)
- Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2022-05-08). Score information: Letter (landscape), 6 pages, 196 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Please note: the license requests "no derivatives." Feel free to contact the composer if you need to make some kind of change.
First published: 2022
Description: Part of an on-going collection of SAB music; "Book of Sonnets."
Original text and translations
No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns and silver fountains mud,
Clouds and eclipses stain both Moon and Sun
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
All men make faults and even I in this,
Authorizing thy trespass with compare,
My self corrupting, salving thy amiss,
Excusing thy sins more than their sins are:
For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense,
Thy adverse party is thy Advocate
And 'gainst my self a lawful plea commence:
Such civil war is in my love and hate
That I an accessary needs must be
To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.
William Shakespeare (Sonnet XXXV)