William Shakespeare Poems
- All The World's A Stage All the world's a stage, And all the...
- A Fairy Song Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough ...
- Shall I Compare Thee To A Summ...
- O Mistress Mine, Where Are You...
- Fear No More Fear no more the heat o' the sun; Nor the ...
- A Lover's Complaint FROM off a hill whose concave womb ...
- Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind Blow, blow, thou winter wind ...
an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a ... more »
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''I am glad I was up so late, for that's the reason I was upWilliam Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cloten, in Cymbeline, act 2, sc. 3, l. 33-4. He has been gaming all night, and so was ea...
''I have told you enough of this. For my part I'll not meddle nor make no farther.''William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Pandarus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 1, l. 13-14. "Meddle nor make" was a prove...
''My chief humor is for a tyrant. I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to tear a cat in, to make all split.''William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 2, l. 29-30. "Humor" means inclination;...
''Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha' lost my reputation, I ha' lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!''William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassio, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3.
''There are many events in the womb of time which will be delivered.''William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 1, sc. 3, l. 369-70.
All The World's A Stage
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in ...