Q1 Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body’s force;
Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill;
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
Q2 And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure;
All these I better in one general best.
Q3 Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments’ cost,
Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
And having thee, of all men’s pride I boast:
C Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away and me most wretched make.
Pooler, C[harles] Knox, ed. (1918). The Works of Shakespeare: Sonnets The Arden Shakespeare [1st series]. London: Methuen & Company.