Title page from The Poems and Glossary (Oxford ed.)

Part of: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (The Oxford Shakespeare) The Poems and Glossary (Oxford ed.)

This section contains Shakespeare’s major poems such as Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, A Lover’s Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, and the Phoenix and the Turtle, as well as the Sonnets.

Key Quotes

Presidents, Kings, Tyrants, & Despots

They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone, Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow; They rightly do inherit heaven’s graces And husband nature’s riches from expense …