Shakespeare Sonnets


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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Sonnet #1   “From fairest creatures we desire increase”

Sonnet #2   “When forty winters shall besiege thy brow”

Sonnet #3   “Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest”

Sonnet #4   “Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend”

Sonnet #5   “Those hours that with gentle work did frame”

Sonnet #6   “Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface”

Sonnet #7   “Lo, in the orient when the gracious light”

Sonnet #8   “Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly”

Sonnet #9   “Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye”

Sonnet #10  “For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any”

Sonnet #11  “As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow’st”

Sonnet #12  “When I do count the clock that tells the time”

Sonnet #13  “O, that you were your self! But, love, you are”

Sonnet #14  “Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck”

Sonnet #15  “When I consider everything that grows”

Sonnet #16  “But wherefore do not you a mightier way”

Sonnet #17  “Who will believe my verse in time to come”

Sonnet #18  “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”

Sonnet #19:  “Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws”

Sonnet #20  “A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted”

Sonnet #21  “So it is not with me as with that muse”

Sonnet #22  “My glass shall not persuade me I am old”

Sonnet #23  “As an unperfect actor on the stage”

Sonnet #24  “Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled”

Sonnet #25  “Let those who are in favor with their stars”

Sonnet #26  “Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage”

Sonnet #27  “Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed”

Sonnet #28  “How can I then return in happy plight”

Sonnet #29  “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes”

Sonnet #30  “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”

Sonnet #31  “Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts”

Sonnet #32  “If thou survive my well-contented day”

Sonnet #33  “Full many a glorious morning have I seen”

Sonnet #34  “Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day”

Sonnet #35  “No more be grieved at that which thou hast done”

Sonnet #36  “Let me confess that we two must be twain”

Sonnet #37  “As a decrepit father takes delight”

Sonnet #38  “How can my muse want subject to invent”

Sonnet #39  “O, how thy worth with manners may I sing”

Sonnet #40  “Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all”

Sonnet #41  “Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits”

Sonnet #42  “That thou hast her, it is not all my grief”

Sonnet #43  “When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see”

Sonnet #44  “If the dull substance of my flesh were thought”

Sonnet #45  “The other two, slight air and purging fire”

Sonnet #46  “Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war”

Sonnet #47  “Betwixt  mine eye and heart a league is took”

Sonnet #48  “How careful was I, when I took my way”

Sonnet #49  “Against that time, if ever that time come”

Sonnet #50  “How heavy do I journey on the way”

Sonnet #51  “Thus can my love excuse the slow offense”

Sonnet #52  “So am I as the rich whose blessed key”

Sonnet #53  “What is your substance, whereof are you made”

Sonnet #54  “O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem”

Sonnet #55  “Not marble nor the gilded monuments”

Sonnet #56  “Sweet love, renew thy force.  Be it not said”

Sonnet #57  “Being your slave, what should I do but tend”

Sonnet #58  “That god forbid, that made me first your slave”

Sonnet #59  “If there be nothing new, but that which is”

Sonnet #60  “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore”

Sonnet #61  “Is it thy will thy image should keep open”

Sonnet #62  “Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye”

Sonnet #63  “Against my love shall be, as I am now”

Sonnet #64  “When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defaced”

Sonnet #65  “Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea”

Sonnet #66  “Tired with all these, for restful death I cry”

Sonnet #67  “Ah, wherefore with infection should he live”

Sonnet #68  “Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn”

Sonnet #69  “Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view”

Sonnet #70  “That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect”

Sonnet #71  “No longer mourn for me when I am dead”

Sonnet #72  “O, lest the world should task you to recite”

Sonnet #73  “That time of year thou mayst in me behold”

Sonnet #74  “But be contented when that fell arrest”

Sonnet #75  “So are you to my thoughts as food to life”

Sonnet #76  “Why is my verse so barren of new pride”

Sonnet #77  “Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear”

Sonnet #78  “So oft have I invoked thee for my muse”

Sonnet #79  “Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid”

Sonnet #80  “O, how I faint when I of you do write”

Sonnet #81  “Or I shall live your epitaph to make”

Sonnet #82  “I grant thou wert not married to my muse”

Sonnet #83  “I never saw that you did painting need”

Sonnet #84  “Who is it that says most, which can say more”

Sonnet #85  “My tongue-tied muse in manners holds her still”

Sonnet #86  “Was it the proud full sail of his great verse”

Sonnet #87  “Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing”

Sonnet #88  “When thou shalt be disposed to set me light”

Sonnet #89  “Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault”

Sonnet #90  “Then hate me when thou wilt, if ever, now”

Sonnet #91  “Some glory in their birth, some in their skill”

Sonnet #92  “But do thy worst to steal thyself away”

Sonnet #93  “So shall I live, supposing thou art true”

Sonnet #94  “They that have power to hurt and will do none”

Sonnet #95  “How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame”

Sonnet #96  “Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness”

Sonnet #97  “How like a winter hath my absence been”

Sonnet #98  “From you have I been absent in the spring”

Sonnet #99  “The forward violet thus did I chide”

Sonnet #100 “Where art thou, muse, that thou forget’st so long”

Sonnet #101 “O truant muse, what shall be thy amends”

Sonnet #102 “My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming”

Sonnet #103 “Alack, what poverty my muse brings forth”

Sonnet #104 “To me, fair friend, you never can be old”

Sonnet #105 “Let not my love be called idolatry”

Sonnet #106 “When in the chronicle of wasted time”

Sonnet #107 “Not mine own fears nor the prophetic soul”

Sonnet #108 “What’s in the brain that ink may character”

Sonnet #109 “O, never say that I was false of heart”

Sonnet #110 “Alas, ’tis true, I have gone here and there”

Sonnet #111 “O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide”

Sonnet #112 “Your love and pity doth th’ impression fill”

Sonnet #113 “Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind”

Sonnet #114 “Or whether doth my mind, being crowned with you”

Sonnet #115 “Those lines that I before have writ do lie”

Sonnet #116 “Let me not to the marriage of true minds”

Sonnet #117 “Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all”

Sonnet #118 “Like as to make our appetites more keen”

Sonnet #119 “What potions have I drunk of siren tears”

Sonnet #120 “That you were once unkind befriends me now”

Sonnet #121 “‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed”

Sonnet #122 “Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain”

Sonnet #123 “No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change”

Sonnet #124 “If my dear love were but the child of state”

Sonnet #125 “Were ‘t aught to me I bore the canopy”

Sonnet #126 “O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power”

Sonnet #127 “In the old age, black was not counted fair”

Sonnet #128 “How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st”

Sonnet #129 “Th’ expense of spirit in a waste of shame”

Sonnet #130 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”

Sonnet #131 “Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art”

Sonnet #132 “Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me”

Sonnet #133 “Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan”

Sonnet #134 “So, now have I confessed that he is thine”

Sonnet #135 “Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy will”

Sonnet #136 “If thy soul check thee that I come so near”

Sonnet #137 “Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes”

Sonnet #138 “When my love swears that she is made of truth”

Sonnet #139 “O, call not me to justify the wrong”

Sonnet #140 “Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press”

Sonnet #141 “In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes”

Sonnet #142 “Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate”

Sonnet #143 “Lo, as a careful huswife runs to catch”

Sonnet #144 “Two loves I have, of comfort and despair”

Sonnet #145 “Those lips that Love’s own hand did make”

Sonnet #146 “Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth”

Sonnet #147 “My love is as a fever, longing still”

Sonnet #148 “O me, what eyes hath love put in my head”

Sonnet #149 “Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not”

Sonnet #150 “O, from what power hast thou this powerful might”

Sonnet #151 “Love is too young to know what conscience is”

Sonnet #152 “In loving thee thou knows’t I am forsworn”

Sonnet #153 “Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep”

Sonnet #154 “The little love-god, lying once asleep”

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