- Year Published: 1609
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Shakespeare, W. The sonnets. In R. G. White (Ed.), The complete works of William Shakespeare. New York: Sully and Kleinteich.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 11.0
- Word Count: 118
Shakespeare, W. (1609). Sonnet 62. The Sonnets (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 30, 2014, from
Shakespeare, William. "Sonnet 62." The Sonnets. Lit2Go Edition. 1609. Web. <>. July 30, 2014.
William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 62," The Sonnets, Lit2Go Edition, (1609), accessed July 30, 2014,.
Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye,
And all my soul, and all my every part;
And for this sin there is no remedy,
It is so grounded inward in my heart.
Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
No shape so true, no truth of such account,
And for my self mine own worth do define,
As I all other in all worths surmount.
But when my glass shows me my self indeed
beated and chopt with tanned antiquity,
Mine own self-love quite contrary I read:
Self, so self-loving were iniquity.
‘Tis thee (my self) that for my self I praise,
Painting my age with beauty of thy days.