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“Were ‘t aught to me I bore the canopy,/With my extern the outward honouring,/Or laid great bases for eternity,/Which prove more short than waste or ruining?”

William Shakespeare Sonnet #125 —————- SONNET 125 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le1OvIqDf0cWere ‘t aught to me I bore the canopy, With my extern the outward honouring, Or laid great bases for eternity, Which proves more short than waste or ruining? Have I not seen … Continue reading

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“‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d,/When not to be receives reproach of being,/And the just pleasure lost which is so deem’d/Not by our feeling but by others’ seeing.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #121 SONNET 121 ‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteem’d, When not to be receives reproach of being, And the just pleasure lost which is so deem’d Not by our feeling but by others’ seeing. For why … Continue reading

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“Let me not to the marriage of true minds/Admit impediments. Love is not love/Which alters when it alteration finds,/Or bends with the remover to remove…”

William Shakespeare, Sonnet #116 ¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du9x5TT3rDs SONNET 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an … Continue reading

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“Mine appetite I never more will grind/On newer proof, to try an older friend,/A god in love, to whom I am confined.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #110 SONNET 110 Alas, ’tis true I have gone here and there And made myself a motley to the view, Gored mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most dear, Made old offences of affections new; Most true … Continue reading

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“O, never say that I was false of heart,/Though absence seem’d my flame to qualify.”

William Shakespeare Sonnet #109 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d–yTNrdVMc SONNET 109 O, never say that I was false of heart, Though absence seem’d my flame to qualify. As easy might I from myself depart As from my soul, which in thy breast doth lie: … Continue reading

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“To me, fair friend, you never can be old,/For as you were when first your eye I eyed,/Such seems your beauty still.”

William Shakespeare Sonnet #104 ——————– SONNET 104 To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold Have from the forests shook three … Continue reading

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“Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,/And like enough thou know’st thy estimate:/The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing;/My bonds in thee are all determinate.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #87 By Dennis Abrams SONNET 87 Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing, And like enough thou know’st thy estimate: The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing; My bonds in thee are all determinate. For how … Continue reading

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