Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease: Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me But hope of orphans, and unfather'd fruit; For summer and his pleasures wait on thee, And, thou away, the very birds are mute: Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer,... The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare - Page 73by William Shakespeare - 1826 - 783 pagesFull view
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Elizabeth Abel - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 200 pages
...the final quatrain and the couplet, but the entire sonnet clarifies the issues that confront her son. From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud-pied...dressed in all his trim, Hath put a spirit of youth in everything, That heavy Saturn laughed and leapt with him; Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet...