Sonnet Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
I shall indeed arrange for you, in careful orderand narrow compass, the notes which you request. But consider whetheryou may not get more help from the customary method/a than from that whichis now commonly called a "breviary," though in the good old days, whenreal Latin was spoken, it was called a "summary."/b The former is morenecessary to one who is learning a subject, the latter to one who knowsit. For the one teaches, the other stirs the memory. But Ishall give you abundant opportunity for both./c A man like you should notask me for this authority or that; he who furnishes a voucher for his statementsargues himself unknown. I shall therefore write exactly what youwish, but I shall -------- b i.e., the word breviarium, "abridgment," "abstract,"has displaced the better word "summarium," "outline of chief points." ci.e., to do the reading and to review it by means of the summary. The reading will enable Lucillus to identify for himself the authors ofthe several passages or doctrines.
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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? essays
"thou art more lovely and more temperate:"
"And summer's lease hath all too short a date"
"But thy eternal summer shall not fade"
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
09/02/2018 · Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
In all of Shakespeare's sonnets leading up to sonnet 18, he writes about wanting children.