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Here is the very heart of English poetry, still beating strong and clear after nearly four centuries. Shakespeare's Sonnets were first published in their entirety in 1609. They feature some of the most beautifully crafted poems and some of the most famous lines in all of literature. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate..." Throughout the Sonnets lies a mystery that has yet to be unraveled—to whom were Shakespeare's timeless love poems addressed? Some have said that various "characters" seem to compete for the Bard's affections, a Fair Youth and a Dark Lady among them. Compelling for their beauty, delicacy, and enigmatic depths, these Sonnets are an immortal delight for any reader.
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His tender heir might bear his memory:
Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel:
And tender churl mak'st waste in niggarding:
To eat the world's due, by the grave and ...
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