Sonnets,[1]. “From the fairest creatures we desire increase,/ That thereby beauty’s rose might never die,/ But as the riper should by time decrease, His tender heir might bear his memory;/ But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,/ Feed’st thy light’s flame with self-substantial fuel,/ making a famine where abundance lies,/ Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too 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 wast in niggarding./ Pity the world, or else this glutton be,/ To eat the world’s due, by the grace and thee.”

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  1. Shakespeare’s Plants (alphabetical) « PLANTS Says:

    […] Juliet, [4.1.99-101]; old rose cakes, Romeo and Juliet, [5.1.37-52]; beauty’s rose, sonnet [1]; Antony and Cleopatra, [3.13.25-30]; blown rose, Antony and Cleopatra [3.13.45-47]; […]

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