Sonnet no 8: By William Shakespeare
Read by: Bertram Selwyn (Bernard Shakespeare)
“Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy:
Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not gladly,
Or else receiv’st with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering;
Resembling sire and child and happy mother,
Who, all in one, one pleasing note do sing:
Whose speechless song being many, seeming one,
Sings this to thee: ‘Thou single wilt prove none.'”
(For Full Chronological order of William Shakespeare’s sonnets, check the PLAYLIST entitled “The Sonnets of William Shakespeare”)
solice number eight by William Shakespeare music to hear why Hearst thou music sadly sweets with sweets or not joy delights in joy while of Stough that which thou receiv'st not gladly or else receiv'st with pleasure thine annoy if the true Concord of well-tuned sounds by unions married to offend thine ear they do but sweetly chide thee who confounds in singleness the paths that our should spare mark how one string sweet husband to another strikes each in each by mutual ordering resembling sire and child and happy mother who all in one one pleasing note reducing whose speechless song being many seeming one sings this to thee thou single wilt prove none