I am kind stuck when reading a sonnet:
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed, whereon it must expire,
Consum'd with that which it was nourish'd by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.
There are several words that are very weird.
Example : Consum'd, perceiv'st, see'st.
I try to search online and find that they are equal to the same word without the
so I am wondering why we have the
' and when we see the english word with
', will the same rule apply? (removing the
Thank you so much