Shakespeare Sonnet First Words Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Nov 22, 2016

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Sonnet # 1st Line % Correct
82I grant thou wert not married to my muse...
94.5%
83I never saw that you did painting need...
94.5%
45The other two, slight air, and purging fire...
90.6%
99The forward violet thus did I chide...
90.6%
129Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame
90.6%
154The little love-god lying once asleep...
90.6%
20A woman's face with nature's own hand painted...
89.6%
13O that you were yourself? But, love, you are...
85%
54O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem...
85%
39O how thy worth with manners may I sing...
85%
72O, lest the world should task you to recite...
85%
80O how I faint when I of you do write...
85%
101O, truant Muse, what shall be thy amends...
85%
109O never say that I was false of heart...
85%
111O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide...
85%
126O thou my lovely Boy, who in thy power...
85%
139O call me not to justify the wrong...
85%
148O me! What eyes hath love put in my head...
85%
150O from what power hast thou this powerful might...
85%
2When forty winters shall besiege thy brow...
78%
12When I do count the clock that tells the time...
78%
64When I have seen by time's fell hand defaced...
78%
15When I consider everything that grows...
78%
29When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes...
78%
30When to the sessions of sweet silent thought...
78%
43When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see...
78%
88When thou shalt be disposed to set me light...
78%
106When in the chronicle of wasted time...
78%
138When my love swears that she is made of truth...
78%
22My glass shall not persuade me I am old...
72.5%
85My tongue-tied muse in manners holds her still...
72.5%
102My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming...
72.5%
130My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun...
72.5%
147My love is as a fever, longing still...
72.5%
28How can I then return in happy plight...
70.7%
38How can my Muse want subject to invent...
70.7%
48How careful was I, when I took my way...
70.7%
50How heavy do I journey on the way...
70.7%
95How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame...
70.7%
97How like a winter hath my absence been...
70.7%
128How oft when thou, my music, music play'st
70.7%
18Shall I compare thee to a summer's day...
68.7%
100Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long...
68.4%
142Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate...
68%
151Love is too young to know what conscience is...
68%
10For shame deny that thou bear'st love to any...
67.2%
104To me, fair friend, you never can be old...
67.1%
140Be wise as thou art cruel, do not press...
65.5%
34Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day...
65.3%
76Why is my verse so barren of new pride...
65.3%
127In the old age black was not counted fair...
65.2%
141In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes...
65.2%
Sonnet # 1st Line % Correct
152In loving thee thou knowst I am forsworn...
65.2%
35No more be grieved at that which thou hast done...
64.9%
71No longer mourn for me when I am dead...
64.9%
123No! Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change...
64.9%
131Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art...
64.9%
137Thou blind fool love, what dost thou to mine eyes...
64.9%
53What is your substance, whereof are you made...
63.4%
119What potions have I drunk of siren tears...
63.3%
7Lo, in the orient when the gracious light...
62.7%
143Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch...
62.7%
59If there be nothing new, but that which is...
61.5%
32If thou survive my well-contented day...
61.5%
44If the dull substance of my flesh were thought...
61.5%
124If my dear love were but the child of state...
61.5%
136If thy soul check thee that I come so near...
61.5%
17Who will believe my verse in time to come...
60.7%
84Who is it that says most? Which can say more...
60.7%
9Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye...
60%
61Is it they will thy image should keep open...
60%
21So is it not with me as with that Muse...
55.4%
52So am I as the rich, whose blessed key...
55.4%
75So are you to my thoughts as food to life...
55.4%
78So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse...
55.4%
93So shall I live, supposing thou art true...
55.4%
134So now I have confessed that he is thine...
55.4%
31Thy bossom is endeared with all hearts...
52.3%
77Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear...
52.3%
122Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain...
52.3%
58That god forbid, that made me first your slave...
51.9%
42That thou hast her it is not all my grief...
51.9%
70That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect...
51.9%
73That time of year thou mayst in me behold...
51.9%
120That you were once unkind befriends me now...
51.9%
14Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck...
51.5%
55Not marble, nor the gilded monuments...
51.5%
107Not mine own fear, nor the prophetic soul...
51.5%
112Your love and pity doth th'impression fill...
48.7%
11As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st...
47.6%
23As an unperfect actor on the stage...
47.5%
37As a decrepit father takes delight...
47.5%
16But wherefore do not you a mightier way...
47.1%
74But be contented when that fell arrest...
47.1%
92But do thy worst to steal thyself away...
47.1%
1From fairest creatures we desire increase...
44.7%
98From you have I been absent in the spring...
44.6%
25Let those who are in favour with their stars...
40.7%
36Let me confess that we two must be twain...
40.7%
105Let not my love be called idolatry...
40.7%
116Let me not to the marriage of true minds...
40.7%
24Mine eye hath played the painter, and hath steeled...
40.3%
46Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war...
40.3%
6Then let not winter's ragged hand deface...
39.6%
Sonnet # 1st Line % Correct
90Then hate me when thou wilt, if ever, now...
39.6%
94They that have power to hurt, and will do none...
39.5%
125Were't ought to me I bore the canopy...
34.3%
81Or I shall live, your epitaph to make...
32.4%
114Or whether doth my mind, being crowned with you...
32.4%
132Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me...
31.8%
86Was it the proud full sail of his great verse...
30.6%
60Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore...
27.6%
67Ah, wherefore with infection should he live...
27.6%
118Like as, to make our appetites more keen...
27.6%
89Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault...
27.5%
144Two loves I have, of comfort and despair...
27.1%
5Those hours that with gentle work did frame...
26.4%
41Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits...
26.4%
69Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth view...
26.4%
115Those lines that I before have writ do lie...
26.4%
145Those lips that love's own hand did make...
26.4%
91Some glory in their birth, some in their skill...
25.8%
96Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness...
25.8%
62Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye...
21.1%
121'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed...
20.8%
3Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest...
19.9%
40Take all my loves, my love; yea, take them all...
18%
51Thus can my love excuse the slow offence...
18%
68Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn...
18%
65Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea...
16%
113Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind...
16%
110Alas, 'tis true, I have gone here and there...
15.3%
57Being your slave, what should I do but tend...
14.4%
56Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said...
13.9%
8Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly...
12.7%
149Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not...
12.4%
26Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage...
11.7%
79Whilst I alone did cal upon thy aid...
10.7%
63Against my love shall be as I am now...
9.9%
49Against that time, if ever that time come...
9.9%
103Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth...
9.1%
33Full many a glorious morning have I seen...
8.8%
47Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took...
8.5%
146Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth...
8.4%
4Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend...
8.2%
153Cupid lay by hid brand, and fell asleep...
7.9%
19Devouring time, blunt thou the lion's paws...
7.9%
108What's in the brain that ink may character...
7.6%
135Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy will...
7.6%
27Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed...
7.2%
87Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing...
7%
66Tired with all these for restful death I cry...
6.8%
133Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan...
6.5%
117Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all...
6%

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