William Shakespeare quote about life from Shakespeare's Sonnets - His beauty shall in these black lines be seen, and they shall live, and he in them still green.
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His beauty shall in these black lines be seen, and they shall live, and he in them still green.
 William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets (1609). copy citation

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“Are vanishing, or vanished out of sight, Stealing away the treasure of his spring; For such a time do I now fortify Against confounding age's cruel knife, That he shall never cut from memory My sweet love's beauty, though my lover's life: His beauty shall in these black lines be seen, And they shall live, and he in them still green. LXIV When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-raz'd, And brass eternal slave to mortal rage; When I have seen the hungry ocean gain” source

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