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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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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Edited from the ..., Volumes 1-2

William Shakespeare, Richard Grant White - 1889
...ornament, And only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buriest thy content, And, ^nder churl, mak'st waste in niggarding. Pity the world,...be, To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee. j a U53) IL When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 50; Volume 113

1889
...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...in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, Will be a tattered weed, of small worth held : Then being asked where all thy beauty...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Sonnets, English - 1890 - 316 pages
...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. I. Mr. WH is urged by the poet to beget offspring, so that his beauty may be perpetuated. Neglecting...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1890
...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,...glutton be, To eat the world's due, by the grave and thce. II. When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy...
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Shakespeare's Poems: Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, Sonnets, Etc

William Shakespeare - 1890 - 191 pages
...only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buriest thy content And, tender churl, niak'st waste in niggarding. Pity the world, or else this...be, To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee. 48 SffAKESPEAK&S SOKNETS. When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's...
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Sonnets

William Shakespeare - 1891 - 191 pages
...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. II. When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's...
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Our English Homer: Or, Shakespeare Historically Considered

Thomas William White - 1892 - 297 pages
...to slip away without providing any successor, and might therefore naturally remind him that:— II. 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 tatter'd weed of small worth held. But Francis, absorbed in dreams of ambition,...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

William Shakespeare - 1893 - 191 pages
...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. II. When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's...
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The Poems of Shakespeare: With a Memoir

William Shakespeare - 1894 - 288 pages
...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. 11. When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 645 pages
...memory. 9.537-38 (199:5-6). youth's proud livery he pranks in - From Shakespeare's Sonnet 2, lines 1-4: "When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, / And...thy beauty's field, / Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, / Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held." To "prank" means to adorn or be adorned....
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