SONNET 18 - Oh, you know this one! The one that begins, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Uh huh, thought so.
1609 QUARTO DANA'S ENUNCIATED VERSION
SHall I compare thee to a Summers day? Shall I compare Thee to a Summer's / Day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Thou art morre Lovely and morre Temperate:
Rough windes do shake the darling buds of Maie, RuFF winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Sommers lease hath all too short a date: And summer's / lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, Sometime too hot thee eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And often is / his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every faire from faire some-time declines, And evry fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or natures changing course, untrim'd; By chance, or nature's / changing / course,
But thy eternall Sommer shall not fade, But Thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor loose possession of that faire thou ow'st, Nor looose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wandr'st in his shade, Nor shall Death brag thou wandr'st in his / shade,
When in eternall lines to time thou grow'st; When / in Eternal / lines to Time thou grow'st;
So long as men can breath or eyes can see, So long as men can breath or Eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. So long lives This, and this gives Life to Thee.