Sonnet 14 by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 14 by William Shakespeare


Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck,

And yet methinks I have astronomy-

But not to tell of good or evil luck,

Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons’ quality;               4


Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,

Pointing to each his thunder, rain, and wind,

Or say with princes if it shall go well

By oft predict that I in heaven find.                             8


But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive,

And, constant stars, in them I read such art

As truth and beauty shall together thrive

If from thyself to store thou wouldst convert;            12


Or else of thee this I prognosticate:

Thy end is truth’s and beauty’s doom and date.

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