Thursday, April 23, 2009

Week 16 - Book 17

Today is the start of Week 16 in the quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks and should have you starting book # 17. Which means we are 1/3 of the way towards reading 52 books for the year. If you need suggestions about what to read, head on over to the Well Trained Mind forums and see what everyone else is reading.

Curious about the previous weeks.

Week 0 - Book 1
Week 1 - Book 2
Week 2 - Book 3
Week 3 - Book 4
Week 4 - Book 5
Week 5 - Book 6
Week 6 - Book 7
Week 7 - Book 8
Week 8 - Book 9
Week 9 - Book 10
Week 10- Book 11
Week 11- Book 12
Week 12 -Book 13
Week 13- Book 14

Week 14- Book 15
Week 15- Book 16


Today marks the anniversary William Shakespeare's birthday.



Sonnet 78: So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse

So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse,
And found such fair assistance in my verse
As every alien pen hath got my use,
And under thee their poesy disperse.
Thine eyes, that taught the dumb on high to sing,
And heavy ignorance aloft to fly,
Have added feathers to the learnèd's wing
And given grace a double majesty.
Yet be most proud of that which I compile,
Whose influence is thine, and born of thee.
In others' works thou dost but mend the style,
And arts with thy sweet graces gracèd be.
But thou art all my art, and dost advance
As high as learning my rude ignorance.

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