Shakespeare's Sonnet 144 Two Loves

        1931  I s a c - F r i e d l a n d e r
Wood Engraving to Shakespeare's Sonnet 144. 
Maryla Wilson paying tribute to William Shakespeare
Two loves I have of comfort and despair,
Which like two spirits do suggest me still:
The better angel is a man right fair,
The worser spirit a woman colour'd ill.
To win me soon to hell*, my female evil
Tempteth my better angel from my side,
And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,
Wooing his purity with her foul pride.
And whether that my angel be turn'd fiend
Suspect I may, but not directly tell;
But being both from me, both to each friend,
I guess one angel in another's hell:
Yet this shall I ne'er know, but live in doubt,
Till my bad angel fire my good one out.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 144  "Two Loves"
from "The Passionate Pilgrim"

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