Nakl. údaje: Collins´ Clear-Type Press, 1925
The complete works of William Shakespeare
"In the tree centuries that have passed since Shakespeare was born, his appeal to the imagination of mankind has steadily increased"
Hundred twenty sonnets William Shakespeare express love to his friend (boy-friend).
Devouring Time blunt thou the lion's paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,
And burn the long-liv´d phoenix, in her blood;
Make glad and sorry seasons, as thou fleets,
And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,
To the wide world, and all her fading sweets;
But I forbid thee one most heinous crime:
O carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow,
Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen;
Him in thy course untainted do allow,
For beauty's pattern to succeeding men.
Yet, do thy worst, old Time: despite thy wrong,
My love shall in my verse ever live young.
Other thirty four sonnets is classical romantic verses about mysterious "Black Lady".
Four century old Shakespear´s English is some difficult to read.