Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
 William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets (1609). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Shakespeare's Sonnets
Topic summer
Date 1609
Language English


“Be scorn'd, like old men of less truth than tongue, And your true rights be term'd a poet's rage And stretched metre of an antique song: But were some child of yours alive that time, You should live twice,—in it, and in my rhyme. XVIII 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 too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,” source

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