Original Betrayal Sonnets?

I need some examples of some Betrayal Sonnets! Thank you!!

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  • 8 years ago
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    Sonnet 42 is the final set of three Shakespeare sonnets

    known as the betrayal sonnets. The others are 40 & 41

    Read these and others to help you write what you need.

    This is Sonnet 42...

    That thou hast her it is not all my grief,

    And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;

    That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,

    A loss in love that touches me more nearly.

    Loving offenders thus I will excuse ye:

    Thou dost love her, because thou know'st I love her;

    And for my sake even so doth she abuse me,

    Suffering my friend for my sake to approve her.

    If I lose thee, my loss is my love's gain,

    And losing her, my friend hath found that loss;

    Both find each other, and I lose both twain,

    And both for my sake lay on me this cross:

    But here's the joy; my friend and I are one;

    Sweet flattery! then she loves but me alone.

    Source(s): 18.04.2012
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