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Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 18

Earlier this week we welcomed summer to the northern hemisphere and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at Shakespeare’s most famous sonnet? Shakespeare accurately represents the British Summer in this beautiful poem – Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines really sums up this week’s weather – but that’s not… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 18

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnets 15 and 16

I’m back with another Shakespeare Saturday! This time, I’m delving into sonnet 15 and sonnet 16… Sonnet 15 When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment, That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows Whereon the stars in secret influence comment; When I perceive that men as plants increase,… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnets 15 and 16

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Winter Quotes

It’s almost the winter solstice (just a couple of days left!) so I thought I’d share some of my favourite winter-related quotes from Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Henry VI, Part II; Act II, scene iv Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a cloud; And after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold:… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Winter Quotes

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnets 11 and 12

This week I’m going to do a quick post about two of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Sonnet 11 As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow’st In one of thine, from that which thou departest; And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow’st, Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest. Herein lives wisdom,… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnets 11 and 12

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Shakespeare Saturday: Sonnets 7 and 8

I’m back with another Shakespeare Saturday and two more of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Today I’m concentrating on sonnet 7 and sonnet 8. Sonnet 7 Lo, in the orient when the gracious light  Lifts up his burning head, each under eye  Doth homage to his new-appearing sight,  Serving with looks his sacred majesty;  And having climb’d the… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturday: Sonnets 7 and 8

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 5 and 6

I’m back with another two sonnets today! Shakespeare’s sonnet 5 and sonnet 6 are next to be examined… Sonnet 5 Those hours, that with gentle work did frame The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell, Will play the tyrants to the very same And that unfair which fairly doth excel; For never-resting time leads… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 5 and 6