William Shakespeare

Biography of William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died 1616. Called ‘The Bard of Avon’, this English poet and playwright wrote over 100 Sonnets and a number of immortal plays.

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Venus And Adonis (No Comments »)

The Sonnets

1. Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase (No Comments »)
2. Sonnet 2: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow (No Comments »)
3. Sonnet 3: Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest (No Comments »)
4. Sonnet 4: Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend (No Comments »)
5. Sonnet 5: Those hours, that with gentle work did frame (No Comments »)
6. Sonnet 6: Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface (No Comments »)
7. Sonnet 7: Lo, in the orient when the gracious light (No Comments »)
8. Sonnet 8: Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly? (No Comments »)
9. Sonnet 9: Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye (No Comments »)
10. Sonnet 10: For shame, deny that thou bear’st love to any (No Comments »)
11. Sonnet 11: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow’st (No Comments »)
12. Sonnet 12: When I do count the clock that tells the time (No Comments »)
13. Sonnet 13: O, that you were your self! But, love, you are (No Comments »)
14. Sonnet 14: Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck (No Comments »)
15. Sonnet 15: When I consider every thing that grows (No Comments »)
16. Sonnet 16: But wherefore do not you a mightier way (No Comments »)
17. Sonnet 17: Who will believe my verse in time to come (No Comments »)
18. Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (No Comments »)
19. Sonnet 19: Devouring Time blunt thou the lion’s paws (No Comments »)
20. Sonnet 20: A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted (No Comments »)
21. Sonnet 21: So is it not with me as with that muse (No Comments »)
22. Sonnet 22: My glass shall not persuade me I am old (No Comments »)
23. Sonnet 23: As an unperfect actor on the stage (No Comments »)
24. Sonnet 24: Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled (No Comments »)
25. Sonnet 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars (No Comments »)
26. Sonnet 26: Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage (No Comments »)
27. Sonnet 27: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed (No Comments »)
28. Sonnet 28: How can I then return in happy plight (No Comments »)
29. Sonnet 29: When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes (No Comments »)
30. Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought (No Comments »)
31. Sonnet 31: Thy bosom is endearèd with all hearts (No Comments »)
32. Sonnet 32: If thou survive my well-contented day (No Comments »)
33. Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen (No Comments »)
34. Sonnet 34: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day (No Comments »)
35. Sonnet 35: No more be grieved at that which thou hast done (No Comments »)
36. Sonnet 36: Let me confess that we two must be twain (No Comments »)
37. Sonnet 37: As a decrepit father takes delight (No Comments »)
38. Sonnet 38: How can my Muse want subject to invent (No Comments »)
39. Sonnet 39: O, how thy worth with manners may I sing (No Comments »)
40. Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all (No Comments »)
41. Sonnet 41: Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits (No Comments »)
42. Sonnet 42: That thou hast her, it is not all my grief (No Comments »)
43. Sonnet 43: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see (No Comments »)
44. Sonnet 44: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought (No Comments »)
45. Sonnet 45: The other two, slight air and purging fire (No Comments »)
46. Sonnet 46: Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war (No Comments »)
47. Sonnet 47: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took (No Comments »)
48. Sonnet 48: How careful was I, when I took my way (No Comments »)
49. Sonnet 49: Against that time, if ever that time come (No Comments »)
50. Sonnet 50: How heavy do I journey on the way (No Comments »)
51. Sonnet 51: Thus can my love excuse the slow offence (No Comments »)
52. Sonnet 52: So am I as the rich whose blessèd key (No Comments »)
53. Sonnet 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made (No Comments »)
54. Sonnet 54: O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem (No Comments »)
55. Sonnet 55: Not marble, nor the gilded monuments (No Comments »)
56. Sonnet 56: Sweet love, renew thy force, be it not said (No Comments »)
57. Sonnet 57: Being your slave, what should I do but tend (No Comments »)
58. Sonnet 58: That god forbid, that made me first your slave (No Comments »)
59. Sonnet 59: If there be nothing new, but that which is (No Comments »)
60. Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore (No Comments »)
61. Sonnet 61: Is it thy will thy image should keep open (No Comments »)
62. Sonnet 62: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye (No Comments »)
63. Sonnet 63: Against my love shall be, as I am now (No Comments »)
64. Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defaced (No Comments »)
65. Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea (No Comments »)
66. Sonnet 66: Tired with all these, for restful death I cry (No Comments »)
67. Sonnet 67: Ah, wherefore with infection should he live (No Comments »)
68. Sonnet 68: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn (No Comments »)
69. Sonnet 69: Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view (No Comments »)
70. Sonnet 70: That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect (No Comments »)
71. Sonnet 71: No longer mourn for me when I am dead (No Comments »)
72. Sonnet 72: O, lest the world should task you to recite (No Comments »)
73. Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold (No Comments »)
74. Sonnet 74: But be contented when that fell arrest (No Comments »)
75. Sonnet 75: So are you to my thoughts as food to life (No Comments »)
76. Sonnet 76: Why is my verse so barren of new pride? (No Comments »)
77. Sonnet 77: Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear (No Comments »)
78. Sonnet 78: So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse (No Comments »)
79. Sonnet 79: Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid (No Comments »)
80. Sonnet 80: O, how I faint when I of you do write (No Comments »)
81. Sonnet 81: Or I shall live your epitaph to make (No Comments »)
82. Sonnet 82: I grant thou wert not married to my Muse (No Comments »)
83. Sonnet 83: I never saw that you did painting need (No Comments »)
84. Sonnet 84: Who is it that says most, which can say more (No Comments »)
85. Sonnet 85: My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still (No Comments »)
86. Sonnet 86: Was it the proud full sail of his great verse (No Comments »)
87. Sonnet 87: Farewell! Thou art too dear for my possessing (No Comments »)
88. Sonnet 88: When thou shalt be disposed to set me light (No Comments »)
89. Sonnet 89: Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault (No Comments »)
90. Sonnet 90: Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now (No Comments »)
91. Sonnet 91: Some glory in their birth, some in their skill (No Comments »)
92. Sonnet 92: But do thy worst to steal thy self away (No Comments »)
93. Sonnet 93: So shall I live, supposing thou art true (No Comments »)
94. Sonnet 94: They that have power to hurt and will do none (No Comments »)
95. Sonnet 95: How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame (No Comments »)
96. Sonnet 96: Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness (No Comments »)
97. Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been (No Comments »)
98. Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring (No Comments »)
99. Sonnet 99: The forward violet thus did I chide (No Comments »)
100. Sonnet 100: Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long (No Comments »)
101. Sonnet 101: O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends (No Comments »)
102. Sonnet 102: My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming (No Comments »)
103. Sonnet 103: Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth (No Comments »)
104. Sonnet 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old (No Comments »)
105. Sonnet 105: Let not my love be called idolatry (No Comments »)
106. Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time (No Comments »)
107. Sonnet 107: Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul (No Comments »)
108. Sonnet 108: What’s in the brain that ink may character (No Comments »)
109. Sonnet 109: O, never say that I was false of heart (No Comments »)
110. Sonnet 110: Alas, ’tis true, I have gone here and there (No Comments »)
111. Sonnet 111: O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide (No Comments »)
112. Sonnet 112: Your love and pity doth th’ impression fill (No Comments »)
113. Sonnet 113: Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind (No Comments »)
114. Sonnet 114: Or whether doth my mind, being crowned with you (No Comments »)
115. Sonnet 115: Those lines that I before have writ do lie (No Comments »)
116. Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds (No Comments »)
117. Sonnet 117: Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all (No Comments »)
118. Sonnet 118: Like as to make our appetite more keen (No Comments »)
119. Sonnet 119: What potions have I drunk of Siren tears (No Comments »)
120. Sonnet 120: That you were once unkind befriends me now (No Comments »)
121. Sonnet 121: Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed (No Comments »)
122. Sonnet 122: Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain (No Comments »)
123. Sonnet 123: No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change (No Comments »)
124. Sonnet 124: If my dear love were but the child of state (No Comments »)
125. Sonnet 125: Were’t aught to me I bore the canopy (No Comments »)
126. Sonnet 126: O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power (No Comments »)
127. Sonnet 127: In the old age black was not counted fair (No Comments »)
128. Sonnet 128: How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st (No Comments »)
129. Sonnet 129: Th’ expense of spirit in a waste of shame (No Comments »)
130. Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun (No Comments »)
131. Sonnet 131: Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art (No Comments »)
132. Sonnet 132: Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me (No Comments »)
133. Sonnet 133: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan (No Comments »)
134. Sonnet 134: So, now I have confessed that he is thine (No Comments »)
135. Sonnet 135: Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy will (No Comments »)
136. Sonnet 136: If thy soul check thee that I come so near (No Comments »)
137. Sonnet 137: Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes (No Comments »)
138. Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth (No Comments »)
139. Sonnet 139: O, call not me to justify the wrong (No Comments »)
140. Sonnet 140: Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press (No Comments »)
141. Sonnet 141: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes (No Comments »)
142. Sonnet 142: Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate (No Comments »)
143. Sonnet 143: Lo, as a careful huswife runs to catch (No Comments »)
144. Sonnet 144: Two loves I have, of comfort and despair (No Comments »)
145. Sonnet 145: Those lips that Love’s own hand did make (No Comments »)
146. Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth (No Comments »)
147. Sonnet 147: My love is as a fever, longing still (No Comments »)
148. Sonnet 148: O me! what eyes hath love put in my head (No Comments »)
149. Sonnet 149: Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not (No Comments »)
150. Sonnet 150: O from what power hast thou this powerful might (No Comments »)
151. Sonnet 151: Love is too young to know what conscience is (No Comments »)
152. Sonnet 152: In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn (No Comments »)
153. Sonnet 153: Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep (No Comments »)
154. Sonnet 154: The little Love-god lying once asleep (No Comments »)

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