Tips for Use. Answer to, ‘Will you do this for me?’ And/or a follow up after you already said yes to her request. The first two lines already convey the idea perfectly, but quote all four lines to make an absolutely lasting impression. The lines may equally applied with an ironic flavor to any person (boss?) who is overwhelming you with requests.
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In the sonnet. It appears 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, the 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 apparently shaky relationship.
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