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I was wondering if you could help me understand the following words:
shrink'st / grow'st / wrinkl'st
I am supposed to use one of them in the following sentence:
"When eternal lines to time thou grow'st"
I know "grow'st" is the right one because I have the answer key but I can't understand the meaning, especially considering the words above.
Another hard word is "Nor shall death brag though wander'st in his shade".
These words were written by William Shakespeare 1609 - Sonnet XVIII.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
I was always under the impression that they are present tense -
"He who believeth in me"> "He who believes in me"; "They that loveth their neighbour">"They that love their neighbour"; "She that doeth good">"She who does good"
'When in eternal lines to time you grow.'
"though" - should be "thou"Another hard word is "Nor shall death brag though wander'st in his shade".
It simply means the same as.....
'Nor shall death brag you wander in his shade.'
The tense for "-est" verbs is second person singular present indicative.
But I'm not a Shakespeare scholar; I just "smell a rat" (get suspicious) when I see words like 'should be' in a context like this.