William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet Lix - Poem by William Shakespeare

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If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguiled,
Which, labouring for invention, bear amiss
The second burden of a former child!
O, that record could with a backward look,
Even of five hundred courses of the sun,
Show me your image in some antique book,
Since mind at first in character was done!
That I might see what the old world could say
To this composed wonder of your frame;
Whether we are mended, or whether better they,
Or whether revolution be the same.
O, sure I am, the wits of former days
To subjects worse have given admiring praise.


Comments about Sonnet Lix by William Shakespeare

  • (3/12/2016 1:22:00 PM)


    .............a lovely write...wonderfully penned the way the lines flow into the next ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 10:33:00 AM)


    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001



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