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Title: Shake-speares Sonnets (Quarto 1, 1609)

Author: William Shakespeare

Editors: Hardy M. Cook, Ian Lancashire

Coordinating Editor: Michael Best

Textual Editor: Eric Rasmussen

Research Assistants: Peter van Hardenberg, Eric Haswell

Editorial principles and publishing history: The transcript presented here follows the Quarto as exactly as an Internet version permits; word spacing is normalized, and modern forms are substituted for letters and ligatures that have no modern equivalent in current browsers (for example, the long 's'). This transcription normalizes different forms of the letter r, but otherwise it retains the old spelling of the original, and does not seek to correct errors of the original text.

Converted into format for the Internet Shakespeare Editions by Raymond Siemenns, Eric Haswell, Peter van Hardenberg, and Michael Best from the text of Ian Lancashire and Hardy M. Cook Renaissance English Texts; see

This publication has been fully peer reviewed.