Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shakespeare~~

I really like this sonnet, i thought it both pretty and very well versed.


Sonnet 20

Original Text














A woman’s face, with nature’s own hand painted,

Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;

A woman’s gentle heart, but not acquainted

With shifting change, as is false women’s fashion;

An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,

Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;

A man in hue, all hues in his controlling,

Which steals men’s eyes and women’s souls amazeth.

And for a woman wert thou first created,

Till nature as she wrought thee fell a-doting,

And by addition me of thee defeated,

By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.

But since she pricked thee   out for women’s pleasure,

Mine be thy love, and thy   love’s use their treasure.

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