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" When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 105
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind

Richard Maurice Bucke - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 404 pages
...cruel. Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament, And only * herald to the gaudy spring. Within thy own bud buriest thy content, And, tender churl, mak'st...be, To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee. * Only— Ie, incomparable herald of the gaudy spring. In forty-three cases of Cosmic Conseiowsnesi...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 704 pages
...old age 12. by succession thine: ie, inherited from you by legal right 22 Shakespeare's Sonnets 23 When forty winters shall besiege thy brow And dig...in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, Will be a tattered weed of small worth held. 4 Then being asked where all thy beauty...
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Portrait of Mr. W. H.

Oscar Wilde - Fiction - 2006 - 76 pages
...player. How barren and profitless a thing, he says, is this beauty of yours if it be not used:When forty winters shall besiege thy brow And dig deep...in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held: Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,...
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Portrait of Mr W H EasyRead Large Editio

Oscar Wilde - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 84 pages
...player. How barren and profitless a thing, he says, is this beauty of yours if it be not used:When forty winters shall besiege thy brow And dig deep...in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held: Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,...
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Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 2007 - 296 pages
...cruel, Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament, And only herald to the gaudy spring, II9 Within thine own bud buriest thy content, And, tender churl,...be, To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee. n. When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Poetry

Patrick Cheney - Literary Criticism - 2007
...too cruel. Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament And only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buriest thy content, And, tender churl,...be, To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee. The poem takes the conventional praise of chaste beauty, and turns it on its head - the young man's...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...(1890-1976), (Murder on the Links) Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies, - John Donne (1573-1631) AVhen forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep...proud livery, so gaz'd on now, Will be a tatter'd weed1 of small worth held. - Shakespeare, Sonnet 2 A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness...
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The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life

Thomas Armstrong - Psychology - 2007 - 358 pages
...are the physical changes of aging that begin to occur around this time. A Shakespeare sonnet warns: "When forty winters shall besiege thy brow / And dig...thy beauty's field, / Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, / Will be a tottered weed of small worth held . . . "17 As noted earlier, Nature seems...
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