Songs & Sonnets of William Shakespeare by William ShakespearePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: But shall I go mourn for that, my dear ? The pale moon shines by night: And when I wander here and there, I then do most go right. If tinkers may have leave to live And bear the sow-skin budget, Then my account I well may give And in the stocks avouch it. Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way, And merrily hent the stile-a: A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad, tires in a mile-a. PEDLARS CRIES I AWN as white as driven snow; Cypress black as eer was crow; Gloves as sweet as damask roses; Masks for faces and for noses; Bugle bracelet, necklace amber, Perfume for a ladys chamber; Golden quoifs and stomachers, For my lads to give their dears: Pins and poking-sticks of steel, What maids lack from head to heel: Come buy of me, come; come buy, come buy Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry: Come buv. Will you buy any tape, Or lace for your cape, My dainty duck, my dear-a ? Any silk, any thread, Any toys for your head, Of the newst and finest, finest wear-a ? Come to the pedlar; Moneys a medler That doth utter all mens ware-a. BACCHANALIAN SONG /OME, thou Monarch of the vine, Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne In thy fats our cares be drownd, With thy grapes our hairs be crownd: Cup us, till the world go round, Cup us, till the world go round-4 A COUNTRY FELLOWS SONG PO nothing but eat, and make good cheer, And praise God for the merry year; When flesh is cheap and females dear, And lusty lads roam here and there So merrily, And ever among so merrily. Be merry, be merry, my wife has all; For women are shrews, both short and tall: Tis merry in hall when beards wag all, And welcome merry Shrove-tide: ? Be merry, be merry A cup of wine thats brisk and fine, And drink unto the leman mine; An...
William Shakespeare, his Life, Works and Influence
Shakespeare's sonnets are poems that William Shakespeare wrote on a variety of themes. When discussing or referring to Shakespeare's sonnets , it is almost always a reference to the sonnets that were first published all together in a quarto in ;  however there are six additional sonnets that Shakespeare wrote and included in the plays Romeo and Juliet , Henry V and Love's Labour's Lost. Instead of expressing worshipful love for an almost goddess-like yet unobtainable female love-object, as Petrarch, Dante , and Philip Sidney had done, Shakespeare introduces a young man. He also introduces the Dark Lady, who is no goddess. Shakespeare explores themes such as lust, homoeroticism, misogyny, infidelity, and acrimony in ways that may challenge, but which also open new terrain for the sonnet form.
Yes, at age 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, a woman 8 years his senior. We know it was in but our only record at this time was of his baptism at the Holy Trinity Church on April the 26th. Shakespeare would have been 25 at the time. This play is believed to have been performed at The Rose Theatre in London. With 37 plays under his belt, it is hard to place some plays above others. Many academics considered it unlikely that Shakespeare wanted many of his deeply personal poems to be revealed to the outside world. The list is extensive.
William Shakespeare, also known as the Bard , is responsible for some of the best plays and poetry ever written in the English language. However, Shakespeare wrote plenty more than just those.
William Shakespeare Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature. Divided into comedies, histories and tragedies. Sonnets All of the Bard's sonnets including the much acclaimed sonnet "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day Pictures Engraving of paintings of William Shakespeare and those inspired by his famous plays. Indexed by play and accompanied by the text inspiring the painting.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the English language. He is also the most famous playwright in the world, with his plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Known colloquially as "The Bard" or "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe Theatre, a historical theatre, and company that is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. His works span tragedy, comedy, and historical works, both in poetry and prose. And although the man is the most-recognized playwright in the world, very little of his life is actually known. No known autobiographical letters or diaries have survived to modern day, and with no surviving descendants, Shakespeare is a figure both of magnificent genius and mystery.