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Farewell (Sonnet 87)

This song is by Anna Prohaska and appears on the album Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016) by Rufus Wainwright.

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,
And like enough thou know'st thy estimate,
The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing;
My bonds in thee are all determinate

For how do I hold thee but by thy granting?
And for that riches where is my deserving?
The cause of this fair gift in me is wanting,
And so my patent back again is swerving

Thy self thou gavest, thy own worth then not knowing,
Or me to whom thou gav'st it else mistaking;
So thy great gift, upon misprision growing,
Comes home again, on better judgement making

Thus have I had thee, as a dream doth flatter,
In sleep a king, but waking no... waking no such matter
Waking no such matter

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