- 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: 95
Shakespeare, W. (1609). Sonnet 66. The Sonnets (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 30, 2015, from
Shakespeare, William. "Sonnet 66." The Sonnets. Lit2Go Edition. 1609. Web. <>. March 30, 2015.
William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 66," The Sonnets, Lit2Go Edition, (1609), accessed March 30, 2015,.
Tired with all these for restful death I cry,
As to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimmed in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly (doctor-like) controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill.
Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
Save that to die, I leave my love alone.