Author by Sonnet

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Can you name the author by the opening lines of their most famous sonnet?

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Opening LinesAuthorTitle of Sonnet
When I consider how my light is spent,/ Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
One day I wrote her name upon the strand,/ but came the waves and wash├Ęd it away:
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?/ Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace,/ The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe,
Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind,/ But as for me, helas, I may no more.
Batter my heart, three personed God; for you/ As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;

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Created Oct 21, 2010ReportNominate
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