Sonnet 18

  • Sonnet 18

  • Shakespeare

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

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  • 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;

  • And every fair from fair sometime declines,

  • Shakespeare

    By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm'd;

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  • But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

  • Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

  • Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

  • When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:

  • So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

  • So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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