In Shakespeare's Sonnet 29, the poet is despondent through the first two quatrains (groups of 4 lines). Whether he is now "in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes" is not clear; the poet may simply be reflecting upon this condition. At any rate, he sets up the condition as one which causes him a feeling of alienation and despair. In this state, the poet declares that he is envious of the prosperity and companionship and talents of others in lines 5-8.
However, this despondency is broken in the third quatrain of this sonnet as he asserts, "Haply I think on thee,-and then my state...sings hymns at heaven's gate." For, the love of one person can make all the difference to a person. In the ending couplet which sums up the meaning of the sonnet, the poet states,
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings,/That then I scorn to change my state of being.
Having the this love, the poet considers himself rich and is content with his state in life.