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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

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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Shakespearean Criticism, Volume 32

Gale Group, Michael Magoulias - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 1011 pages
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The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Helen Vendler - Poetry - 1999 - 692 pages
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 40

1984
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Third Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 488 pages
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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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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Education - 1999 - 210 pages
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