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Sonnets of Shakespeare's Ghost

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,597 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2008.07.07 21443
Genre: Poetry

The wise world saith I not unlock'd my heart
When I of thee and thy dear love did write,
And would each word of mine to false convert,
Doing my simple sense a double spite.
It saith thou wert but shadow born of nought,
But vain creation of an apish rhyme,
While, Fashion's fool, my strain'd invention sought
To better them who best did please the time.
But wherefore say they so, and do dear wrong
To thee, whose worth was my sole argument,
To me, whose verse 'twas truth alone made strong
By that the breast must feel, not brain invent?
They who this doubt never such beauty knew,
Nor what to poet love alone can do.


They say a man ne'er bore such love to man,
Or, if he did, 'twere but a cause for shame;
But, speaking



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