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William Shakespeare
(1564-1616) born on
Apr 23
English dramatist, poet. He is considered the greatest writer in any language for his 154 sonnets and 37 plays, e.g., "Hamlet," 1600.
         
   
F
Beauty itself doth of itself persuade
The eyes of men without an orator.

R
For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.
A
And now this pale swan in her watery nest
Begins the sad dirge of her certain ending.
N
Time's glory is to calm contending kings,
To unmask falsehood and bring truth to light.
K
And so to publish Tarquin's foul offence:
Which being done with speedy diligence,
The Romans plausibly did give consent
To Tarquin's everlasting banishment.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Rape of Lucrece," 29.
R: "The Rape of Lucrece," 1006.
A: "The Rape of Lucrece," 1611.
N: "The Rape of Lucrece," Dedication
K: "The Rape of Lucrece," last lines.
   


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