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" Though I, once gone, to all the world must die. The earth can yield me but a common grave, When you entombed in men's eyes shall lie. Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read, And tongues to be your being shall... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 574
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1998 - 122 pages
..."he," and "thou," respectively, in the three samples) with a monument that will last forever. (277) Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read; And tongues to be your being shall rehearse When all the breathers of this world are dead....
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

James Schiffer - 2000 - 474 pages
...once gone, to all the world must die. The earth can yield me but a common grave, 200 Joyce Sutphen When you entombed in men's eyes shall lie. Your monument...my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse, When all the breathers of this world are dead,...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

James Schiffer - 2000 - 474 pages
...meaning: "Not marble nor the gilded monuments / Of princes shall outlive this pow'rful rhyme" (55.1-2) and "Your monument shall be my gentle verse, / Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read" (81.9-10; emphasis added).17 The poems may exist ostensibly to immortalize the young man,...
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - 2001 - 280 pages
...cannot take, Although in me each part will be forgotten. Your name from hence immortal life shall have, Though I, once gone, to all the world must die. The...my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'erread; And tongues to be your being shall rehearse When all the breathers of this world are dead....
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Hearing the Measures: Shakespearean and Other Inflections

George Thaddeus Wright - 2001 - 327 pages
...them will be preserved and wondered at. Only Sonnet 81 could be taken as pressing a stronger claim: Your monument shall be my gentle verse. Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse, When all the breathers of this world are dead,...
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'A Moving Rhetoricke': Gender and Silence in Early Modern England

Christina Luckyj - 2002 - 198 pages
...the otherwise silently impotent admirer, the poet's verse gives lasting voice to his silent corpse: The earth can yield me but a common grave When you...my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse When all the breathers of this world are dead....
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Ovid's Poetics of Illusion

Philip Hardie, Philip Russell Hardie, Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor of Latin Literature Philip Hardie - 2002 - 365 pages
...already rewritten the Epilogue in his own exile poetry in order to promise immortality to his wife): Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'cr-read; And tongues to be your being shall rehearse When all the breathers of this world are dead;...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 15

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 216 pages
...long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee (xvra, 13-14) Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read. (LXXXI, 9-10) That the beloved is regarded as the nonpareil, 'the very archetypal pattern...
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The Shakespeare Game, Or, The Mystery of the Great Phoenix

Ilya Gililov - 2003 - 482 pages
...Shakespeare's Sonnet 81: Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse When all the breathers of this world are dead; You still shall live such virtue hath my pen Where breath most breathes, even in the mouths...
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The Shakespeare Game: The Mystery of the Great Phoenix

Ilya Gililov - 2003 - 500 pages
...reverse side of the canvas a sheet of paper was pasted with a few lines from Shakespeare's Sonnet 81: Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o'er-read, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse When all the breathers of this world are dead;...
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