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14 Cards in this Set

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Sonnet 97 line 1
How like a winter hath my absence been
Sonnet 97 line 2
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
Sonnet 97 line 3
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
Sonnet 97 line 4
What old December's bareness every where!
Sonnet 97 line 5
And yet this time removed was summer's time,
Sonnet 97 line 6
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
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Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Sonnet 97 line 8
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
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Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
Sonnet 97 line 10
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
Sonnet 97 line 11
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
Sonnet 97 line 12
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
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Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
Sonnet 97 line 14
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.