Specimens of English Sonnets

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byAlexander Dyce

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Lo, in the orient when the gracious light Lifts up his hurning head, each under eye Doth homage to his new-appearing sight, Serving with looks his sacred majesty; And having climb'd the steep-up heavenly hill, Resembling strong youth in his middle age, Yet mortal looks adore his beauty still, Attending on his golden pilgrimage; But when from high-most pitch, with weary car, Like feeble age, he reeleth from the day, The eyes, 'fore duteous, now converted are From his low tract, and look another way: So thou, thyself outgoing in thy noon, Unlook'd on diest, unless thou get a son. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I behold the violet past prime, And sable curls, all silver'd o'er with white; When lofty trees I see barren of leaves, Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, And summer's green all girded up in sheaves, Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard; Then of thy beauty do I question make, That thou among the wastes of time must go, Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake, And die as fast as they see others grow; And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence, Save breed, to brave him, when he takes thee hence. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws. And make the earth devour her own sweet brood; Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws, And burn the long-liv'd phoenix-in her blood; Make glad and sorry seasons, as thou fleets, And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time, To the wide world, and all her fading sweets; But I forbid thee one most heinous crime: O carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow, Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen! Him in thy course untainted do allow, For beau...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Lo, in the orient when the gracious light Lifts up his hurning head, each under eye Doth homage to his new...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217056040

ISBN - 13:9780217056045

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