Shakespeare's Sonnets

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In this series of 1-minute videos, explore all of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets as Jamie Muffett reads it to you.

Shakespeare's Sonnets
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1 Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase Play Video
2 Sonnet 2: When forty winters shall beseige thy brow Play Video
3 Sonnet 3: Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest Play Video
4 Sonnet 4: Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend Play Video
5 Sonnet 5: Those hours, that with gentle work did frame Play Video
6 Sonnet 6: Then let not winter's ragged hand deface Play Video
7 Sonnet 7: Lo! in the orient when the gracious light Play Video
8 Sonnet 8: Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly? Play Video
9 Sonnet 9: Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye Play Video
10 Sonnet 10: For shame! deny that thou bear'st love to any, Play Video
11 Sonnet 11: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest Play Video
12 Sonnet 12: When I do count the clock that tells the time Play Video
13 Sonnet 13: O, that you were yourself! but, love, you are Play Video
14 Sonnet 14: Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck Play Video
15 Sonnet 15: When I consider every thing that grows Play Video
16 Sonnet 16: But wherefore do not you a mightier way Play Video
17 Sonnet 17: Who will believe my verse in time to come Play Video
18 Shakespeare Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Play Video
19 Sonnet 19: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws Play Video
20 Sonnet 20: A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted Play Video
21 Sonnet 21: So is it not with me as with that Muse Play Video
22 Sonnet 22: My glass shall not persuade me I am old Play Video
23 Sonnet 23: As an unperfect actor on the stage Play Video
24 Sonnet 24: Mine eye hath play'd the painter and hath stell'd Play Video
25 Sonnet 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars Play Video
26 Sonnet 26: Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage Play Video
27 Sonnet 27: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed Play Video
28 Sonnet 28: How can I then return in happy plight Play Video
29 Sonnet 29: When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes Play Video
30 Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought Play Video
31 Sonnet 31: Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts Play Video
32 Sonnet 32: If thou survive my well-contented day Play Video
33 Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen Play Video
34 Sonnet 34: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day Play Video
35 Sonnet 35: No more be grieved at that which thou hast done Play Video
36 Sonnet 36: Let me confess that we two must be twain Play Video
37 Sonnet 37: As a decrepit father takes delight Play Video
38 Sonnet 38: How can my Muse want subject to invent Play Video
39 Sonnet 39: O, how thy worth with manners may I sing Play Video
40 Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all Play Video
41 Sonnet 41: Those petty wrongs that liberty commits Play Video
42 Sonnet 42: That thou hast her, it is not all my grief Play Video
43 Sonnet 43: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see Play Video
44 Sonnet 44: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought Play Video
45 Sonnet 45: The other two, slight air and purging fire Play Video
46 Sonnet 46: Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war Play Video
47 Sonnet 47: Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother Play Video
48 Sonnet 48: How careful was I, when I took my way Play Video
49 Sonnet 49: Against that time, if ever that time come Play Video
50 Sonnet 50: How heavy do I journey on the way Play Video
51 Sonnet 51: Thus can my love excuse the slow offence Play Video
52 Sonnet 52: So am I as the rich, whose blessed key Play Video
53 Sonnet 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made Play Video
54 Sonnet 54: O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem Play Video
55 Sonnet 55: Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Play Video
56 Sonnet 56: Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said Play Video
57 Sonnet 57: Being your slave, what should I do but tend Play Video
58 Sonnet 58: That god forbid that made me first your slave Play Video
59 Sonnet 59: If there be nothing new, but that which is Play Video
60 Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore Play Video
61 Sonnet 61: Is it thy will thy image should keep open Play Video
62 Sonnet 62: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye Play Video
63 Sonnet 63: Against my love shall be, as I am now Play Video
64 Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced Play Video
65 Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea Play Video
66 Sonnet 66: Tired with all these, for restful death I cry Play Video
67 Sonnet 67: Ah! wherefore with infection should he live Play Video
68 Sonnet 68: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn Play Video
69 Sonnet 69: Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth view Play Video
70 Sonnet 70: That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect Play Video
71 Sonnet 71: No longer mourn for me when I am dead Play Video
72 Sonnet 72: O, lest the world should task you to recite Play Video
73 Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold Play Video
74 Sonnet 74: But be contented: when that fell arrest Play Video
75 Sonnet 75: So are you to my thoughts as food to life Play Video
76 Sonnet 76: Why is my verse so barren of new pride Play Video
77 Sonnet 77: Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear Play Video
78 Sonnet 78: So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse Play Video
79 Sonnet 79: Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid Play Video
80 Sonnet 80: O, how I faint when I of you do write Play Video
81 Sonnet 81: Or I shall live your epitaph to make Play Video
82 Sonnet 82: I grant thou wert not married to my Muse Play Video
83 Sonnet 83: I never saw that you did painting need Play Video
84 Sonnet 84: Who is it that says most? which can say more Play Video
85 Sonnet 85: My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still Play Video
86 Sonnet 86: Was it the proud full sail of his great verse Play Video
87 Sonnet 87: Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing Play Video
88 Sonnet 88: When thou shalt be disposed to set me light Play Video
89 Sonnet 89: Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault Play Video
90 Sonnet 90: Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now; Play Video
91 Sonnet 91: Some glory in their birth, some in their skill Play Video
92 Sonnet 92: But do thy worst to steal thyself away Play Video
93 Sonnet 93: So shall I live, supposing thou art true Play Video
94 Sonnet 94: They that have power to hurt and will do none Play Video
95 Sonnet 95: How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame Play Video
96 Sonnet 96: Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness Play Video
97 Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been Play Video
98 Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring Play Video
99 Sonnet 99: The forward violet thus did I chide Play Video
100 Sonnet 100: Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long Play Video
101 Sonnet 101: O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends Play Video
102 Sonnet 102: My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming Play Video
103 Sonnet 103: Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth Play Video
104 Sonnet 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old Play Video
105 Sonnet 105: Let not my love be call'd idolatry Play Video
106 Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time Play Video
107 Sonnet 107: Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul Play Video
108 Sonnet 108: What's in the brain that ink may character Play Video
109 Sonnet 109: O, never say that I was false of heart Play Video
110 Sonnet 110: Alas, 'tis true I have gone here and there Play Video
111 Sonnet 111: O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide Play Video
112 Sonnet 112: Your love and pity doth the impression fill Play Video
113 Sonnet 113: Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind Play Video
114 Sonnet 114: Or whether doth my mind, being crown'd with you Play Video
115 Sonnet 115: Those lines that I before have writ do lie Play Video
116 Shakespeare Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds Play Video
117 Sonnet 117: Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all Play Video
118 Sonnet 118: Like as, to make our appetites more keen Play Video
119 Sonnet 119: What potions have I drunk of Siren tears Play Video
120 Sonnet 120: That you were once unkind befriends me now Play Video
121 Sonnet 121: Tis better to be vile than vile esteem'd Play Video
122 Sonnet 122: Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain Play Video
123 Sonnet 123: No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change Play Video
124 Sonnet 124: If my dear love were but the child of state Play Video
125 Sonnet 125: Were 't aught to me I bore the canopy Play Video
126 Sonnet 126: O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power Play Video
127 Sonnet 127: In the old age black was not counted fair Play Video
128 Sonnet 128: How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st Play Video
129 Sonnet 129: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Play Video
130 Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun Play Video
131 Sonnet 131: Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art Play Video
132 Sonnet 132: Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me Play Video
133 Sonnet 133: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan Play Video
134 Sonnet 134: So, now I have confess'd that he is thine Play Video
135 Sonnet 135: Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy 'Will,' Play Video
136 Sonnet 136: If thy soul check thee that I come so near Play Video
137 Sonnet 137: Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes Play Video
138 Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth Play Video
139 Sonnet 139: O, call not me to justify the wrong Play Video
140 Sonnet 140: Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press Play Video
141 Sonnet 141: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes Play Video
142 Sonnet 142: Love is my sin and thy dear virtue hate Play Video
143 Sonnet 143: Lo! as a careful housewife runs to catch Play Video
144 Sonnet 144: Two loves I have of comfort and despair Play Video
145 Sonnet 145: Those lips that Love's own hand did make Play Video
146 Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth Play Video
147 Sonnet 147: My love is as a fever, longing still Play Video
148 Sonnet 148: O me, what eyes hath Love put in my head Play Video
149 Sonnet 149: Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not Play Video
150 Sonnet 150: O, from what power hast thou this powerful might Play Video
151 Sonnet 151: Love is too young to know what conscience is Play Video
152 Sonnet 152: In loving thee thou know'st I am forsworn Play Video
153 Sonnet 153: Cupid laid by his brand, and fell asleep Play Video
154 Sonnet 154: The little Love-god lying once asleep Play Video


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