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Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Language: English
Wordcount: 17,599 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 11,455
mnybks.net#: 6314
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Audiobook
Excerpt

ets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy:
Why lov'st thou that which thou receiv'st not gladly,
Or else receiv'st with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering;
Resembling sire and child and happy mother,
Who, all in one, one pleasing note do sing:
Whose speechless song being many, seeming one,
Sings this to thee: 'Thou single wilt prove none.'

IX

Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye,
That thou consum'st thy self in single life?
Ah! if thou issueless shalt hap to die,
The world will wail thee like a makeless wife;
The world will be thy widow and still weep
That thou no form of thee hast left behind,
When every private widow well may keep
By children's eyes, her husband's shape

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2015.05.12
Kiric78
*****

The Greatest Natural System of Philosophy ever created. Shakespeare excelled in originality the Plato's thesis of Platonic love. More than that, he epitomizes the dilemma of the beauty over time and the timelessness of their own work to create a speaker of your own personality in his art.


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