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" FROM fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page 7
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 297 pages
...might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: 4 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...
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Chamber Music: Elizabethan Sonnet-sequences and the Pleasure of Criticism

Roger Kuin - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 289 pages
...remind you. From fairest creatures we desire increase, that thereby beauty's rose might never die ... But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, feed'st...self-substantial fuel, making a famine where abundance lies. Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother. For where is she so fair whose un-eared womb disdains...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 164 pages
...thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, j Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel, 6 Making a famine where abundance lies, Thyself thy...fresh ornament And only herald to the gaudy spring, 10 Within thine own bud buriest thy content 1 1 And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding. 12 Pity...
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Writing Prejudices: The Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy of Discrimination from ...

Robert Samuels - Psychology - 2001 - 196 pages
...this dialectical opposition between the illumination of the other and the darkness of the subject: "But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, /...self-substantial fuel, / Making a famine where abundance lies" (1). One could paraphrase these lines as saying that the fair young man hordes all light and energy...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

Nikki Moustaki - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 338 pages
...rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, 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 ... Linked rhymes occur when the last word or syllable in a line rhymes with the first word or syllable...
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The Complete Sonnets and Poems

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 2002 - 750 pages
...time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, 5 Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies, Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel. Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament, And only...
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Goliath

Steve Alten - Fiction - 2003 - 512 pages
...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— "...self-substantial fuel, making a famine where abundance lies. Sorceress, what do these words mean to you?" THE INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR ACCURATE RESPONSE IS NOT...
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Sexuality and Citizenship: Metamorphosis in Elizabethan Erotic Verse

Jim Ellis, James Richard Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 292 pages
...young man is urged to overcome his narcissism and marry: 'From fairest creatures we desire increase ... But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, / Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel' (1.1, 5—6). Venus similarly warns Adonis not to bury his talents: 'Foul cank'ring rust the hidden...
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Young Will: The Confessions of William Shakespeare

Bruce Cook - Fiction - 2004 - 407 pages
...Rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st...Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel. Thou art now the world's fresh ornament, And only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buricst...
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Sonetos

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 2005 - 336 pages
...Making afamine where abundance lies, Thyselfthyfoe, to thy sweet selftoo cruel. Thou that art nou> the world's fresh ornament And only herald to the...thine own bud buriest thy content And, tender churl, makest waste in niggarding. Pity the world, or else this glutton be, To eat the world's due, by the...
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