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William Shakespeare

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  1. Biography
  2. Plays
  3. Poems


William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”.

Plays by William Shakespeare

Poems by William Shakespeare

  1. My Butterfly
  2. Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase
  3. Sonnet 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old
  4. Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time
  5. Sonnet 107: Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
  6. Sonnet 109: O! never say that I was false of heart
  7. Sonnet 110: Alas, ’tis true I have gone here and there
  8. Sonnet 111: O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide,
  9. Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds
  10. Sonnet 12: When I do count the clock that tells the time
  11. Sonnet 121: ‘Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed
  12. Sonnet 123: No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change
  13. Sonnet 125: Were’t aught to me I bore the canopy
  14. Sonnet 126: O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy pow’r
  15. Sonnet 129: Th’expense of spirit in a waste of shame
  16. Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun
  17. Sonnet 133: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
  18. Sonnet 134: So now I have confessed that he is thine
  19. Sonnet 135: Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will
  20. Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth
  21. Sonnet 139: O, call not me to justify the wrong
  22. Sonnet 141: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes
  23. Sonnet 142: Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate
  24. Sonnet 144: Two loves I have of comfort and despair
  25. Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,
  26. Sonnet 147: My love is as a fever, longing still
  27. Sonnet 15: When I consider everything that grows
  28. Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
  29. Sonnet 19: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws
  30. Sonnet 2: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
  31. Sonnet 20: A woman’s face with nature’s own hand painted
  32. Sonnet 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars
  33. Sonnet 29: When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes
  34. Sonnet 3: Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest
  35. Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
  36. Sonnet 32: If thou survive my well-contented day
  37. Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen
  38. Sonnet 34: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day
  39. Sonnet 35: No more be grieved at that which thou hast done
  40. Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all
  41. Sonnet 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made
  42. Sonnet 55: Not marble nor the gilded monuments
  43. Sonnet 57: Being your slave, what should I do but tend
  44. Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore
  45. Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defac’d
  46. Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
  47. Sonnet 66: Tir’d with all these, for restful death I cry
  48. Sonnet 71: No longer mourn for me when I am dead
  49. Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold
  50. Sonnet 76: Why is my verse so barren of new pride
  51. Sonnet 87: Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing
  52. Sonnet 94: They that have power to hurt and will do none
  53. Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been
  54. Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring