Sonnets
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Sonnets

By William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare's sonnets are a collection of 154 sonnets, dealing with themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality, first published in a 1609 quarto entitled "SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS. Never before imprinted." (although sonnets 138 and 144 had previously been published in the 1599 miscellany "The Passionate Pilgrim"). The quarto ends with "A Lover's Complaint", a narrative poem of 47 seven-line stanzas written in rhyme royal. The first 17 poems, traditionally called the procreation sonnets, are addressed to a young man urging him to marry and have children in order to immortalize his beauty by passing it to the next generation. Other sonnets express the speaker's love for a young man; brood upon loneliness, death, and the transience of life; seem to criticise the young man for preferring a rival poet; express ambiguous feelings for the speaker's mistress; and pun on the poet's name. The final two sonnets are allegorical treatments of Greek epigrams referring to the "little love-god" Cupid. (From Wikipedia.)

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Colophon
  • Sonnets
  • Sonnet I
  • Sonnet II
  • Sonnet III
  • Sonnet IV
  • Sonnet V
  • Sonnet VI
  • Sonnet VII
  • Sonnet VIII
  • Sonnet IX
  • Sonnet X
  • Sonnet XI
  • Sonnet XII
  • Sonnet XIII
  • Sonnet XIV
  • Sonnet XV
  • Sonnet XVI
  • Sonnet XVII
  • Sonnet XVIII
  • Sonnet XIX
  • Sonnet XX
  • Sonnet XXI
  • Sonnet XXII
  • Sonnet XXIII
  • Sonnet XXIV
  • Sonnet XXV
  • Sonnet XXVI
  • Sonnet XXVII
  • Sonnet XXVIII
  • Sonnet XXIX
  • Sonnet XXX
  • Sonnet XXXI
  • Sonnet XXXII
  • Sonnet XXXIII
  • Sonnet XXXIV
  • Sonnet XXXV
  • Sonnet XXXVI
  • Sonnet XXXVII
  • Sonnet XXXVIII
  • Sonnet XXXIX
  • Sonnet XL
  • Sonnet XLI
  • Sonnet XLII
  • Sonnet XLIII
  • Sonnet XLIV
  • Sonnet XLV
  • Sonnet XLVI
  • Sonnet XLVII
  • Sonnet XLVIII
  • Sonnet XLIX
  • Sonnet L
  • Sonnet LI
  • Sonnet LII
  • Sonnet LIII
  • Sonnet LIV
  • Sonnet LV
  • Sonnet LVI
  • Sonnet LVII
  • Sonnet LVIII
  • Sonnet LIX
  • Sonnet LX
  • Sonnet LXI
  • Sonnet LXII
  • Sonnet LXIII
  • Sonnet LXIV
  • Sonnet LXV
  • Sonnet LXVI
  • Sonnet LXVII
  • Sonnet LXVIII
  • Sonnet LXIX
  • Sonnet LXX
  • Sonnet LXXI
  • Sonnet LXXII
  • Sonnet LXXIII
  • Sonnet LXXIV
  • Sonnet LXXV
  • Sonnet LXXVI
  • Sonnet LXXVII
  • Sonnet LXXVIII
  • Sonnet LXXIX
  • Sonnet LXXX
  • Sonnet LXXXI
  • Sonnet LXXXII
  • Sonnet LXXXIII
  • Sonnet LXXXIV
  • Sonnet LXXXV
  • Sonnet LXXXVI
  • Sonnet LXXXVII
  • Sonnet LXXXVIII
  • Sonnet LXXXIX
  • Sonnet XC
  • Sonnet XCI
  • Sonnet XCII
  • Sonnet XCIII
  • Sonnet XCIV
  • Sonnet XCV
  • Sonnet XCVI
  • Sonnet XCVII
  • Sonnet XCVIII
  • Sonnet XCIX
  • Sonnet C
  • Sonnet CI
  • Sonnet CII
  • Sonnet CIII
  • Sonnet CIV
  • Sonnet CV
  • Sonnet CVI
  • Sonnet CVII
  • Sonnet CVIII
  • Sonnet CIX
  • Sonnet CX
  • Sonnet CXI
  • Sonnet CXII
  • Sonnet CXIII
  • Sonnet CXIV
  • Sonnet CXV
  • Sonnet CXVI
  • Sonnet CXVII
  • Sonnet CXVIII
  • Sonnet CXIX
  • Sonnet CXX
  • Sonnet CXXI
  • Sonnet CXXII
  • Sonnet CXXIII
  • Sonnet CXXIV
  • Sonnet CXXV
  • Sonnet CXXVI
  • Sonnet CXXVII
  • Sonnet CXXVIII
  • Sonnet CXXIX
  • Sonnet CXXX
  • Sonnet CXXXI
  • Sonnet CXXXII
  • Sonnet CXXXIII
  • Sonnet CXXXIV
  • Sonnet CXXXV
  • Sonnet CXXXVI
  • Sonnet CXXXVII
  • Sonnet CXXXVIII
  • Sonnet CXXXIX
  • Sonnet CXL
  • Sonnet CXLI
  • Sonnet CXLII
  • Sonnet CXLIII
  • Sonnet CXLIV
  • Sonnet CXLV
  • Sonnet CXLVI
  • Sonnet CXLVII
  • Sonnet CXLVIII
  • Sonnet CXLIX
  • Sonnet CL
  • Sonnet CLI
  • Sonnet CLII
  • Sonnet CLIII
  • Sonnet CLIV
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