SONNET 104 - Shakespeare's calling us all UGLY. Listen and hear for yourself!
1609 QUARTO DANA'S ENUNCIATED VERSION
To me fair friend you never can be old, To me Fair Friend, you nev-er can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyde, For as you were when first your EYE I EYEd,
Such seemes your beautie still: Three Winters colde, Such seems your beauty still: Three Winters cold,
Have from the forrests shooke three summers pride, Have From the Forests / shook three summers pride,
Three beautious springs to yellow Autumne turn'd, Three beautious / springs to yellow Autumne turn'd
In process of the seasons have I seene, In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three Aprill perfumes in three hot Junes burn'd, Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burn'd,
Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are greene. Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.
Ah yet doth beauty like a Dyall hand, Ah yet doth beauty like a Dial hand,
Steale from his figure, and no pace perceiv'd, Steal from his figure, and no pace perceiv'd,
So your sweete hew, which me thinkes still doth stand So your sweet hue, which me thinks / still doth stand
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceaved. Hath motion, and mine EYE may be deceaved.
For feare of which, heare this thou age unbred, For fear of which, hear this 'Thou Age Unbred,'
Ere you were borne was beauties summer dead. Ere you were borne was beauties / summer dead.