This one is a line from one of Shakespeare's sonnets. I don't get which is the subject, and which noun belongs to the prepositional 'from'.
My first interpretation is
"the breath that from [it] my mistress reeks"
i.e., the breath that the mistress reeks from. My other interpretation is
"The breath that (from my mistress) reeks"
i.e., the breath that reeks from the mistress. So which one the truer version?
Also I rarely see the verb "reeks" used with "from", but I often see it used with "of", for example, the abandoned basement reeks of dust. What does reeks from mean?