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The Most Quotable First Lines Of Shakespearean Sonnets

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Not marble, nor the gilded monuments... (55) Report Abuse
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Let me not to the marriage of true minds... (116) Report Abuse
My favorite since I heard it. Sonnet 116 says everything about love without being schmaltzy.
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No longer mourn for me when I am dead... (71) Report Abuse
Greatest epitaph poem I ever read.
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As an unperfect actor on stage... (23) Report Abuse
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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?... (18) Report Abuse
This is the classic Shakesperean sonnet; full of music.
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To me, fair friend, you never can be old,... (104) Report Abuse
A heart-breaking work of genius.
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Being your slave, what should I do but tend... (57) Report Abuse
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Love is too young to know what conscience is;... (151) Report Abuse
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O, how I faint when I of you do write,.... (80) Report Abuse
Beautiful, beautiful writing
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They that have power to hurt and will do none,... (94) Report Abuse
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Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind;... (113) Report Abuse
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O, never say that I was false of heart,... (109) Report Abuse
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Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,... (65) Report Abuse
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So are you to my thoughts as food to life,... (75) Report Abuse
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Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day,... (34) Report Abuse
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Or I shall live your epitaph to make,... (81) Report Abuse
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Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck;... (14) Report Abuse
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Two loves I have of comfort and despair,... (144) Report Abuse
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Let me confess that we two must be twain... (36) Report Abuse
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Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, Report Abuse
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Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;... (40) Report Abuse
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Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took... (47) Report Abuse
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When I consider every thing that grows... (15) Report Abuse
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Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,... (87) Report Abuse
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How can my Muse want subject to invent,... (38) Report Abuse
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Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,... (27) Report Abuse
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Those lips that Love's own hand did make... (145) Report Abuse
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Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war... (46) Report Abuse
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Full many a glorious morning have I seen... (33) Report Abuse
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