William Shakespeare
Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun by William Shakespeare

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;Coral is far more red than her lips' red;If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her ...

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Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date.Sometime ...

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All The World’s A Stage by William Shakespeare

All The World’s A Stage by William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages. At ...

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Some Say That Ever ‘Gainst That Season Comes (Hamlet, Act I, Scene I) by William Shakespeare

Some Say That Ever ‘Gainst That Season Comes (Hamlet, Act I, Scene I) by William Shakespeare

Marcellus to Horatio and Bernardo, after seeing the Ghost,Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comesWherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,This bird of dawning singeth all ...

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Sonnet 108: What’s In The Brain That Ink May Character by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 108: What’s In The Brain That Ink May Character by William Shakespeare

What's in the brain that ink may characterWhich hath not figured to thee my true spirit?What's new to speak, what now to register,That may express my love, or thy dear ...

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Speech: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” by William Shakespeare

Speech: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” by William Shakespeare

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones;So let it ...

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Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene II [The barge she sat in, like a burnish’d throne] by William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene II [The barge she sat in, like a burnish’d throne] by William Shakespeare

Enobarbus describes Queen CleopatraEnobarbus: I will tell you.The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold;Purple the sails, and so ...

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Sonnet 112: Your Love And Pity Doth Th’ Impression Fill by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 112: Your Love And Pity Doth Th’ Impression Fill by William Shakespeare

Your love and pity doth th' impression fillWhich vulgar scandal stamped upon my brow;For what care I who calls me well or ill,So you o'ergreen my bad, my good allow?You are my all ...

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The Canakin Clink Pub Song (From ‘Othello’) by William Shakespeare

The Canakin Clink Pub Song (From ‘Othello’) by William Shakespeare

And let me the canakin clink, clink;And let me the canakin clinkA soldier's a man;A life's but a span;Why, then, let a soldier drink.

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Orpheus With His Lute Made Trees by William Shakespeare

Orpheus With His Lute Made Trees by William Shakespeare

Orpheus with his lute made trees, And the mountain tops that freeze, Bow themselves, when he did sing: To his music plants and flowers Ever sprung; as sun and ...

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Sonnet 106: When In The Chronicle Of Wasted Time by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 106: When In The Chronicle Of Wasted Time by William Shakespeare

When in the chronicle of wasted timeI see descriptions of the fairest wights,And beauty making beautiful old rhymeIn praise of ladies dead, and lovely knights,Then, in the blazon ...

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Love by William Shakespeare

Love by William Shakespeare

TELL me where is Fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. It is engender'd in the eyes, With gazing fed; and Fancy dies In the cradle ...

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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing, ...

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A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare

A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare

Over hill, over dale,Thorough bush, thorough brier,Over park, over pale,Thorough flood, thorough fire!I do wander everywhere,Swifter than the moon's sphere;And I serve the Fairy ...

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Sonnet 116: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 116: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true mindsAdmit impediments. Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove.O no, it is an ever-fixed ...

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Fear No More by William Shakespeare

Fear No More by William Shakespeare

Fear no more the heat o' the sun; Nor the furious winter's rages, Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney ...

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare

Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date.Sometime ...

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Bridal Song by William Shakespeare

Bridal Song by William Shakespeare

ROSES, their sharp spines being gone, Not royal in their smells alone, But in their hue; Maiden pinks, of odour faint, Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint, And sweet thyme ...

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O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming? (Twelfth Night, Act Ii, Scene Iii) by William Shakespeare

O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming? (Twelfth Night, Act Ii, Scene Iii) by William Shakespeare

O mistress mine, where are you roaming? O stay and hear! your true-love's coming That can sing both high and low; Trip no further, pretty sweeting, Journey's end in lovers' ...

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A Madrigal by William Shakespeare

A Madrigal by William Shakespeare

Crabbed Age and YouthCannot live together:Youth is full of pleasance,Age is full of care;Youth like summer morn,Age like winter weather;Youth like summer brave,Age like winter ...

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From Venus And Adonis by William Shakespeare

From Venus And Adonis by William Shakespeare

But, lo! from forth a copse that neighbours by,A breeding jennet, lusty, young, and proud,Adonis' trampling courser doth espy,And forth she rushes, snorts and neighs aloud; The ...

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Hark! Hark! The Lark by William Shakespeare

Hark! Hark! The Lark by William Shakespeare

Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,And Phoebus 'gins arise,His steeds to water at those springsOn chalic'd flowers that lies;And winking Mary-buds beginTo ope their ...

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Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth by William Shakespeare

When my love swears that she is made of truthI do believe her, though I know she lies,That she might think me some untutored youth,Unlearned in the world's false subtleties.Thus ...

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Juliet’s Soliloquy by William Shakespeare

Juliet’s Soliloquy by William Shakespeare

Farewell!--God knows when we shall meet again.I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veinsThat almost freezes up the heat of life:I'll call them back again to comfort ...

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Dirge Of The Three Queens by William Shakespeare

Dirge Of The Three Queens by William Shakespeare

URNS and odours bring away! Vapours, sighs, darken the day! Our dole more deadly looks than dying; Balms and gums and heavy cheers, Sacred vials fill'd with tears, And ...

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Sigh No More by William Shakespeare

Sigh No More by William Shakespeare

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever; One foot in sea, and one on shore, To one thing constant never. Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blith ...

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Dirge by William Shakespeare

Dirge by William Shakespeare

COME away, come away, death, And in sad cypres let me be laid; Fly away, fly away, breath; I am slain by a fair cruel maid. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, O ...

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The Quality Of Mercy by William Shakespeare

The Quality Of Mercy by William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strain'd.It droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath. It is twice blest:It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.'Tis ...

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Fairy Land Iii by William Shakespeare

Fairy Land Iii by William Shakespeare

COME unto these yellow sands, And then take hands: Court'sied when you have, and kiss'd,-- The wild waves whist,-- Foot it featly here and there; And, sweet sprites, the ...

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Sonnet 109: O, Never Say That I Was False Of Heart by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 109: O, Never Say That I Was False Of Heart by William Shakespeare

O, never say that I was false of heart,Though absence seemed my flame to qualify.As easy might I from my self departAs from my soul which in thy breast doth lie.That is my home of ...

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Winter by William Shakespeare

Winter by William Shakespeare

When icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd blows his nail And Tom bears logs into the hall, And milk comes frozen home in pail, When Blood is nipped and ways be foul, ...

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Sonnet 1: From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 1: From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase by William Shakespeare

From fairest creatures we desire increase,That thereby beauty's rose might never die,But as the riper should by time decease,His tender heir might bear his memory;But thou ...

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Aubade by William Shakespeare

Aubade by William Shakespeare

HARK! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings, And Phoebus 'gins arise, His steeds to water at those springs On chaliced flowers that lies; And winking Mary-buds begin To ...

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Sonnet 40: Take All My Loves, My Love, Yea, Take Them All by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 40: Take All My Loves, My Love, Yea, Take Them All by William Shakespeare

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;All mine was thine, before thou ...

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Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date.Sometime ...

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Silvia by William Shakespeare

Silvia by William Shakespeare

WHO is Silvia? What is she? That all our swains commend her? Holy, fair, and wise is she; The heaven such grace did lend her, That she might admired be. Is she kind as she ...

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Full Fathom Five by William Shakespeare

Full Fathom Five by William Shakespeare

Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich ...

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Sonnet 102: My Love Is Strengthened, Though More Weak In Seeming by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 102: My Love Is Strengthened, Though More Weak In Seeming by William Shakespeare

My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming;I love not less, though less the show appear;That love is merchandized, whose rich esteemingThe owner's tongue doth publish ...

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A Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare

A Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare

FROM off a hill whose concave womb reworded A plaintful story from a sistering vale, My spirits to attend this double voice accorded, And down I laid to list the ...

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When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men’s Eyes (Sonnet 29) by William Shakespeare

When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men’s Eyes (Sonnet 29) by William Shakespeare

When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,I all alone beweep my outcast state,And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,And look upon myself and curse my fate,wishing me ...

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Under The Greenwood Tree by William Shakespeare

Under The Greenwood Tree by William Shakespeare

Under the greenwood treeWho loves to lie with me,And turn his merry noteUnto the sweet bird's throat,Come hither, come hither, come hither:Here shall he seeNo enemyBut winter and ...

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Fairy Land Ii by William Shakespeare

Fairy Land Ii by William Shakespeare

YOU spotted snakes with double tongue, Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong; Come not near our fairy queen. Philomel, with melody, Sing in ...

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Fairy Land I by William Shakespeare

Fairy Land I by William Shakespeare

OVER hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moone's sphere; ...

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Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music, Music Play’st by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music, Music Play’st by William Shakespeare

How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st,Upon that blessed wood whose motion soundsWith thy sweet fingers when thou gently sway'stThe wiry concord that mine ear confounds,Do I ...

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Sonnet 101: O Truant Muse, What Shall Be Thy Amends by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 101: O Truant Muse, What Shall Be Thy Amends by William Shakespeare

O truant Muse, what shall be thy amendsFor thy neglect of truth in beauty dyed?Both truth and beauty on my love depends;So dost thou too, and therein dignified.Make answer, Muse. ...

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Sonnet 20: A Woman’s Face With Nature’s Own Hand Painted by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 20: A Woman’s Face With Nature’s Own Hand Painted by William Shakespeare

A woman's face with Nature's own hand paintedHast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;A woman's gentle heart, but not acquaintedWith shifting change, as is false women's ...

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Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort And Despair by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort And Despair by William Shakespeare

Two loves I have, of comfort and despair,Which like two spirits do suggest me still:The better angel is a man right fair,The worser spirit a woman coloured ill.To win me soon to ...

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Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate by William Shakespeare

Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving,O, but with mine, compare thou thine own state,And thou shalt find it merits not reproving,Or if ...

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Sonnet 30: When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 30: When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought by William Shakespeare

When to the sessions of sweet silent thoughtI summon up remembrance of things past,I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste.Then ...

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O Never Say That I Was False Of Heart by William Shakespeare

O Never Say That I Was False Of Heart by William Shakespeare

O never say that I was false of heart,Though absence seem'd my flame to qualify:As easy might I from myself departAs from my soul, which in thy breast doth lie;That is my home of ...

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