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Sonnet XLVII Lyrics


Blest be the day, and blest the month, the year,
The spring, the hour, the very moment blest,
The lovely scene, the spot, where first oppress'd
I sunk, of two bright eyes the prisoner:
And blest the first soft pang, to me most dear,
Which thrill'd my heart, when Love became its guest;
And blest the bow, the shafts which pierced my breast,
And even the wounds, which bosom'd thence I bear.
Blest too the strains which, pour'd through glade and grove,
Have made the woodlands echo with her name;
The sighs, the tears, the languishment, the love:
And blest those sonnets, sources of my fame;
And blest that thought—Oh! never to remove!
Which turns to her alone, from her alone which came.


Blest be the year, the month, the hour, the day,
The season and the time, and point of space,
And blest the beauteous country and the place
Where first of two bright eyes I felt the sway:
Blest the sweet pain of which I was the prey,
When newly doom'd Love's sovereign law to embrace,
And blest the bow and shaft to which I trace,
The wound that to my inmost heart found way:
Blest be the ceaseless accents of my tongue,
Unwearied breathing my loved lady's name:
Blest my fond wishes, sighs, and tears, and pains:
Blest be the lays in which her praise I sung,
That on all sides acquired to her fair fame,
And blest my thoughts! for o'er them all she reigns.


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"Sonnet XLVII" Track Info

1.   Sonnet I
10.   Sonnet X
11.   Ballat I
12.   Sonnet XI
13.   Sonnet XII
14.   Ballata II
15.   Sonnet IV
16.   Sonnet XIV
17.   Sonnet XV
18.   Sonnet XVI
21.   Sonnet XIX
22.   Sestina I
23.   Canzone I
24.   Sonnet XX
25.   Sonnet XXI
28.   Canzone II
30.   Sestina II
32.   Sonnet XXV
37.   Canzone IV
38.   Sonnet XXX
48.   Sonnet XL
49.   Sonnet XLI
50.   Canzone V
101.   Sestina VII
103.   Sonnet CCI
104.   Sonnet CCII
106.   Sonnet CCV
107.   Sonnet CCVI
109.   Sonnet CCIX
110.   Sonnet CCX
111.   Sonnet CCXI
115.   Sonnet CCXV
120.   Sonnet CCXX
125.   Sonnet CLVI
126.   Canzone XXI
141.   Sonnet CLIX
145.   Sonnet CLX
149.   Sonnet CLXI
160.   Sonnet CLXV
165.   Sonnet CLXX
168.   Canzone XIX
169.   Canzone XX
182.   Sestina VI
195.   Sonnet CXC
196.   Sonnet CXCI
199.   Sonnet CXCV
202.   Canzone VI
204.   Ballata III
206.   Sonnet XLIV
207.   Sonnet XLV
208.   Ballata IV
209.   Sonnet XLVI
210.   Sonnet XLVII
212.   Ballata V
213.   Sonnet XLIX
214.   Sonnet L
215.   Sestina III
216.   Sonnet LI
217.   Sonnet LII
218.   Sonnet LIII
219.   Canzone VII
221.   Canzone IX
222.   Canzone X
223.   Sonnet LIV
224.   Sonnet LV
225.   Sonnet LVI
226.   Sonnet LVII
228.   Sonnet LIX
229.   Sestina IV
230.   Sonnet LX
231.   Sonnet LXI
232.   Sonnet LXII
234.   Sonnet LXIV
235.   Sonnet LXV
236.   Sonnet LXVI
239.   Sonnet LXIX
240.   Sonnet LXX
241.   Sonnet LXXI
245.   Sonnet LXXV
250.   Sonnet LXXX
254.   Canzone XI
262.   Sonnet XC
263.   Sonnet XCI
264.   Sonnet XCII
267.   Sonnet XCIV
268.   Sonnet XCV
269.   Canzone XII
271.   Sonnet XCVI
274.   Sonnet XCIX
276.   Canzone XIV
277.   Canzone XV
278.   Canzone XVI
280.   Sonnet C
281.   Sonnet CII
282.   Sonnet CIII
283.   Sonnet CIV
285.   Sonnet CV
286.   Sonnet CVI
287.   Sonnet CVII
289.   Sonnet CIX
290.   Sonnet CX
291.   Sestina V
292.   Sonnet CXI
293.   Sonnet CXII
295.   Sonnet CXIV
296.   Sonnet CXV
297.   Sonnet CXVI
298.   Ballata VI
301.   Sonnet CXIX
302.   Sonnet CXXI
303.   Sonnet CXX
307.   Sonnet CC
312.   Sonnet CLII
314.   Sonnet CLIV
315.   Sonnet CCIV
316.   Sonnet CXXV
322.   Sonnet CXXX
334.   Sonnet CXL
336.   Sonnet CXLI
340.   Sonnet CXLV
361.   Sonnet CL
362.   Sonnet CLI
364.   Sonnet CLV