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The Sonnets

CD - unabridged
(3 CDs)
Product Number: CX1500
Released: 01 Jun, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407486413
Narrator(s): Alex Jennings
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Everyone knows something of Shakespeare's sonnets, even if only in memorable fragments like 'the darling buds of may' or 'remembrance of things past' 'the marriage of minds'. For centuries these wonderfully-crafted, intense lyrics have stood for something valued about youth, love and the emotional complexities belonging to that time of life. This new recording presents all 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets, using the New Cambridge Shakespeare texts.Included in The Sonnets:Sonnet 1 From fairest creatures we desire increaseSonnet 2 When forty winters shall besiege thy browSonnet 3 Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewestSonnet 4 Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spendSonnet 5 Those hours that with gentle work did frameSonnet 6 Then let not winter'sragged hand defaceSonnet 7 Lo in the orient when the gracious lightSonnet 8 Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?Sonnet 9 Is it for fear to wet a widow's eyeSonnet 10 For shame deny that thou bear'st love to anySonnet 11 As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'stSonnet 12 When I do count the clock that tells the timeSonnet 13 O that you were your self! but, love, you areSonnet 14 Not from the stars do I my judgement pluckSonnet 15 When I consider every thing that growsSonnet 16 But wherefore do not you a mightier waySonnet 17 Who will believe my verse in time to comeSonnet 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Sonnet 19 Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion'spawsSonnet 20 A woman's face with Nature's own hand paintedSonnet 21 So is it not with me as with that MuseSonnet 22 My glass shall not persuade me I am oldSonnet 23 As an unperfect actor on the stageSonnet 24 Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelledSonnet 25 Let those who are in favour with their starsSonnet 26 Lord of my love, to whom in vassalageSonnet 27 Weary with toil, I haste me to my bedSonnet 28 How can I then return in happy plightSonnet 29 When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyesSonnet 30 When to the sessions of sweet silent thoughtSonnet 31 Thy bosom is endearèd with all heartsSonnet 32 If thou survive my well-contented daySonnet 33 Full many a glorious morning have I seenSonnet 34 Why didst thou promise such a beauteous daySonnet 35 No more be grieved at that which thou hast doneSonnet 36 Let me confess that we two must be twainSonnet 37 As a decrepit father takes delightSonnet 38 How can my Muse want subject to inventSonnet 39 O how thy worth with manners may I singSonnet 40 Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them allSonnet 41 Those pretty wrongs that liberty commitsSonnet 42 That thou hast her, it is not all my griefSonnet 43 When most I wink, then do mine eyes best seeSonnet 44 If the dull substance of my flesh were thoughtSonnet 45 The other two, slight air and purging fireSonnet 46 Mine eye and heart are at a mortal warSonnet 47 Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is tookSonnet 48 How careful was I, when I took my waySonnet 49 Against that time (if ever that time come)Sonnet 50 How heavy do I journey on the waySonnet 51 Thus can my love excuse the slow offenceSonnet 52 So am I as the rich whose blessèd keySonnet 53 What is your substance, whereof are you madeSonnet 54 O how much more doth beauty beauteous seemSonnet 55 Not marble nor the gilded monumentsSonnet 56 Sweet love, renew thy force, be it not saidSonnet 57 Being your slave, what should I do but tendSonnet 58 That god forbid, that made me first your slaveSonnet 59 If there be nothing new, but that which isSonnet 60 Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shoreSonnet 61 Is it thy will thy image should keep openSonnet 62 Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eyeSonnet 63 Against my love shall be as I am nowSonnet 64 When I have seen by Time's fell hand defacedSonnet 65 Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless seaSonnet 66 Tired with all these, for restful death I crySonnet 67 Ah whereforewith infection should he liveSonnet 68 Thus is his cheek the map of days outwornSonnet 69 Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth viewSonnet 70 That thou art blamed shall not be thy defectSonnet 71 No longer mourn for me when I am deadSonnet 72 Olest the world should task you to reciteSonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me beholdSonnet 74 But be contented when that fell arrestSonnet 75 So are you to my thoughts as food to lifeSonnet 76 Why is my verse so barren of new pride?Sonnet 77 Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wearSonnet 78 So oft have I invoked thee for my MuseSonnet 79 Whilst I alone did call upon thy aidSonnet 80 O how I faint when I of you do writeSonnet 81 Or I shall live your epitaph to makeSonnet 82 I grant thou wert not married to my MuseSonnet 83 I never saw that you did painting needSonnet 84 Who is it that says most which can say moreSonnet 85 My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her stillSonnet 86 Was it the proud full sail of his great verseSonnet 87 Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessingSonnet 88 When thou shalt be disposed to set me lightSonnet 89 Say that thou didst forsake me for some faultSonnet 90 Then hate me when thou wilt, if ever, nowSonnet 91 Some glory in their birth, some in their skillSonnet 92 But do thy worst to steal thyself awaySonnet 93 So shall I live, supposing thou art trueSonnet 94 They that have pow'r to hurt, and will do noneSonnet 95 How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shameSonnet 96 Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonnessSonnet 97 How like a winter hath my absence beenSonnet 98 From you have I been absent in the springSonnet 99 The forward violet thus did I chideSonnet 100 Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so longSonnet 101 O truant Muse, what shall be thy amendsSonnet 102 My love is strength'ned, though more weak in seemingSonnet 103 Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forthSonnet 104 To me, fair friend, you never can be oldSonnet 105 Let not my love be called idolatrySonnet 106 When in the chronicle of wasted timeSonnet 107 Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soulSonnet 108 What's in the brain that ink may characterSonnet 109 O never say that I was false of heartSonnet 110 Alas 'tis true, I have gone here and thereSonnet 111 O for my sake do you with Fortune chideSonnet 112 Your love and pity doth th'impression fillSonnet 113 Since I left you, mine eye is in my mindSonnet 114 Or whether doth my mind being crowned with youSonnet 115 Those lines that I before have writ do lieSonnet 116 Let me not to the marriage of true mindsSonnet 117 Accuse me thus: that I have scanted allSonnet 118 Like as to make our appetites more keenSonnet 119 What potions have I drunk of Siren tearsSonnet 120 That you were once unkind befriends me nowSonnet 121 'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemedSonnet 122 Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brainSonnet 123 No! Time, thou shalt not boast that I do changeSonnet 124 If my dear love were but the child of stateSonnet 125 Were't aught to me I bore the canopySonnet 126 O thou my lovely boy, who in thy powerSonnet 127 In the old age black was not counted fairSonnet 128 How oft, when thou, my music, music play'stSonnet 129 Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shameSonnet 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sunSonnet 131 Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou artSonnet 132 Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying meSonnet 133 Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groanSonnet 134 So now I have confessed that he is thineSonnet 135 Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy WillSonnet 136 If thy soul check thee that I come so nearSonnet 137 Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyesSonnet 138 When my love swears that she is made of truthSonnet 139 O call not me to justify the wrongSonnet 140 Be wise as thou art cruel, do not pressSonnet 141 In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyesSonnet 142 Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hateSonnet 143 Lo, as a careful huswife runs to catchSonnet 144 Two loves I have, of comfort and despairSonnet 145 Those lips that Love's own hand did makeSonnet 146 Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earthSonnet 147 My love is as a fever, longing stillSonnet 148 O me! what eyes hath love put in my headSonnet 149 Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee notSonnet 150 O from what pow'r hast thou this pow'rful mightSonnet 151 Love is too young to know what conscience isSonnet 152 In loving thee thou know'st I am forswornSonnet 153 Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleepSonnet 154 The little Love-god lying once asleep

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Imprint: Naxos Audiobooks
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2011

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