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Sonnet XXIV

Mine eye hath play’d the painter and hath stell’d Thy beauty’s form in table of my heart; My body is […]

Bridal Song

ROSES, their sharp spines being gone, Not royal in their smells alone, But in their hue; Maiden pinks, of odour […]

Love

TELL me where is Fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. […]

Sonnet LIX

If there be nothing new, but that which is Hath been before, how are our brains beguiled, Which, labouring for […]

Sonnets xvii

O NEVER say that I was false of heart, Though absence seem’d my flame to qualify! As easy might I […]

Sonnet VII

Lo! in the orient when the gracious light Lifts up his burning head, each under eye Doth homage to his […]

Sonnet LXXXVII

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing, And like enough thou know’st thy estimate: The charter of thy worth […]

Sonnet CXVIII

Like as, to make our appetites more keen, With eager compounds we our palate urge, As, to prevent our maladies […]

Sonnet CXLV

Those lips that Love’s own hand did make Breathed forth the sound that said ‘I hate’ To me that languish’d […]

Sonnet CXI

O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better […]

Sonnet CXXVIII

How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st, Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds With thy sweet fingers, when […]

Sonnet LXIX

Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view Want nothing that the thought of hearts can mend; All […]

Sonnet LXXVII

Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear, Thy dial how thy precious minutes waste; The vacant leaves thy […]

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