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All English Sonnets


What I sought, I got: Wealth, I wanted
And earnt it coin by coin, ten times over.
In quest of pelf and power, I, undaunted
Have labored and acquired, pelf and power.

My dogged determination, steely core
Have held the world in un-interrupted thrall.
Great beauties do obeisance at my door;
High- stationed men await my beck and call.

Ignoring you for pelf, I strove with strife,
But after gaining pelf, I feel your lack
And every moment of my wealthy life
Is niggardly, my love. I want you back.

My forty springs are gone and left behind
Is lack of you and my unhappy mind.

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