“Being thy slave what should I do but tend
Upon the hours and times of your desire?
I have no precious time at all to spend,
Nor services to do till you require.” (SON.57)
Tips for Use. Another example of a romantic Shakespeare quote. Answer to, ‘Will you do this for me?’ And/or a follow up after you already said yes to her request. The two first lines already convey the idea perfectly. Quote all four lines to make an absolutely lasting impression. In the book “Your Daily Shakespeare” you will find this as well as hundreds other examples of romantic Shakespeare quotes.
In the Sonnet. Here we are threading on perilous ground or, better, the information may trigger unfavorably the sensitivity of some. It seems clear that the main object of the affections of the poet in the Sonnets was actually a young man. Which does not prevent at all, of course, addressing the same romantic lines to members of the opposite sex. In Sonnet 57 the poet is lonely while his friend is out, apparently, enjoying himself with others. Therefore the poet is sad and hopes for the restoration of an apparent wobbly relationship.