The sonnets of Shakespeare solved

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Page 199 - The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and, I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren.
Page 179 - O God ! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean 50 Too wide for Neptune's hips ; how chances mock And changes fill the cup of alteration With divers liquors!
Page 98 - Plautus tongue if they would speak Latin : so I say that the Muses would speak with Shakespeare's fine filed phrase if they would speak English.
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Page 22 - To OUR ENGLISH TERENCE, Mr. WILL. SHAKESPEARE. " Some say, good Will., which I, in sport, do sing, Hadst thou not played some kingly parts in sport, Thou had'st been a companion for a king, And been a king among the meaner sort.
Page 29 - Hath seal'd thee for herself: for thou hast been As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing...
Page 166 - I have railed so long against marriage: But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age...
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