Sonnet 28 reflects on the opposition of day and night, and how both find ways to make the speaker sad for not being with the one he loves. Shakespeare is removed from his beloved, and he sees a conspiracy between night and day: they wish to torment him with a day of toil and a night of restlessness. He tries to quiet both by telling them that his beloved youth makes them more glorious by just existing. But this has no effect and he is forced to continually reflect on his own sorrows, as during the day he cannot be with the youth for all his working, and at night cannot sleep for continually thinking of him.
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