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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
To the orbed earth; sometimes they do extend
Their view right on; anon their gazes lend
To every place at once, and, nowhere fix'd,
The mind and sight distractedly commix'd.

R
Of folded schedules had she many a one,
Which she perused, sigh'd, tore, and gave the flood;
Crack'd many a ring of posied gold and bone
Bidding them find their sepulchres in mud.
A
From off a hill whose concave womb reworded
A plaintful story from a sistering vale,
My spirits to attend this double voice accorded,
And down I laid to list the sad-tuned tale.
N
For when we rage, advice is often seen
By blunting us to make our wits more keen.
K
Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood,
That we must curb it upon others' proof;
To be forbod the sweets that seem so good,
For fear of harms that preach in our behoof.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Lover's Complaint," st. 4.
R: "A Lover's Complaint," st. 7.
A: "A Lover's Complaint," st. 1.
N: "A Lover's Complaint," st. 23.
K: "A Lover's Complaint," st. 24.
   


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