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" By that sweet ornament which truth doth give ! The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem For that sweet odour which doth in it live. The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly... "
The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare - Page 68
by William Shakespeare - 1826 - 783 pages
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The Sonnets: Poems of Love

William Shakespeare, William Burto - Drama - 1980 - 154 pages
...the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly, When summer's breath their masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwooed and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest...
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Sonetti

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1992 - 212 pages
...buds discloses: But for their virtne only is their show, They live unwoo'd, and unrespected fade, 10 Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so, Of their...of you, beauteous and lovely youth, When that shall vade, my verse distils your truth. Qual la vostra sostanza, di che cosa siete dunque fatto, che...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath unwooed and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest...
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The Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1994 - 197 pages
...the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But, for their virtue...of you, beauteous and lovely youth, When that shall vade, my verse distils your truth. 55 Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall oudive...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Sonnets, English - 1995 - 182 pages
...summer's breath their masked bud discloses; But for their virtue only is their show 10 They live unwooed and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses...beauteous and lovely youth, When that shall fade, by verse distils your truth. 54 2 powerful - three syllables, asked to do the work of two, give strength...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 297 pages
...breath their masked buds discloses; 8 But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwooed, and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses...so, Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made: 12 And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth, When that shall vade, by verse distils your truth. Sonnet...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 218 pages
...that can be made to last once it has decayed. The verse of the 'rival' poets is like the canker bloom: 'But for their virtue only is their show / They live...unwoo'd and unrespected fade -/ Die to themselves' (54.9-1 1). The 'rival' poets of 82 cannot make the Friend live after death: their rhetorical dyes...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

James Schiffer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 474 pages
...As the perfumed tincture of the roses, But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoocd, and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses...of you, beauteous and lovely youth, When that shall vade, by verse distils your truth. (54.5-6, 9-14) This comparison between the rose and youth once again...
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The Rose's Kiss: A Natural History Of Flowers

Peter Bernhardt - Nature - 1999 - 267 pages
...masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, Tiiey live unwoo'd and unrespectedfade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 54 The Primary Attractants U Lgly names have been given to some pretty...
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The Rose's Kiss: A Natural History Of Flowers

Peter Bernhardt - Nature - 1999 - 267 pages
...masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, Tliey live unwoo'd and imrespectedfade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 54 The Primary Attractants U Lgly names have been given to some pretty...
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