A line-by-line translation

Shakespeare's Sonnets

A line-by-line translation

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets Translation Sonnet 126

Line Map Clear Line Map Add

O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy pow'r Dost hold time’s fickle glass, his sickle hour, Who hast by waning grown, and therein show’st Thy lovers withering, as thy sweet self grow’st— If nature, sovereign mistress over wrack, As thou goest onwards still will pluck thee back, She keeps thee to this purpose: that her skill May time disgrace, and wretched minute kill. Yet fear her, O thou minion of her pleasure; She may detain, but not still keep, her treasure. Her audit, though delayed, answered must be, And her quietus is to render thee. ( )( )

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte
Lorem ipsum doloLorem ipsum dolorLoremLorem ipsumL
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do ei
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing eli
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisci
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing el
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing e
Lorem ipsLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, Lorem ipsum dolor sit a
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiu
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing e
Lorem ipLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adL
Lorem ipsum dolor sit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Sonnets
Join LitCharts A+ and get the entire Shakespeare's Sonnets Translation as a printable PDF.
LitCharts A+ members also get exclusive access to:
  • Downloadable translations of every Shakespeare play and sonnet
  • Downloads of 540 LitCharts Lit Guides
  • Explanations and citation info for 14,139 quotes covering 540 books
  • Teacher Editions for every Lit Guide
  • PDFs defining 136 key Lit Terms
Suzy kim
About the Translator: Suzy Kim

Suzy Kim is a graduate student studying Victorian literature at Brown University. She studied English and Psychology at University of Pennsylvania, and some of her creative work can be found in the upcoming volume of The Graphic Canon: Tales of Crime and Mystery Vol. 1. She is from Seoul, and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.