Sonnet LVI: As to the Roman

Samuel Daniel 1562 (Taunton) – 1619



As to the Roman that would free his land,
His error was his honor and renown
And more the fame of his mistaking hand
Than if he had the tyrant overthrown,
So, Delia, hath mine error made me known,
And deceiv'd attempt deserv'd more fame
Than if I had the victory mine own,
And thy hard heart had yielded up the same.
And so, likewise, renowned is thy blame,
Thy cruelty, thy glory; O strange case,
That errors should be grac'd that merit shame
And sin of frowns bring honor to thy face.
Yet happy, Delia, that thou wast unkind,
But happier yet, if thou wouldst change thy mind.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABACCDCDDEDEFF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 585
Words 111
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

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