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Félix Arvers[edit]

  • Sonnet ("My soul has a secret that no mortal must hear")


Richard Barnfield[edit]

From The Affectionate Shepheard (1594):

  • Sonnet ("Loe here behold these tributarie Teares")

From Cynthia, with certaine Sonnets and the Legend of Cassandra (1595):

  • Sonnet 1 ("Sporting at fancie, setting light by love")
  • Sonnet 2 ("Beuty and Maiesty are falne at ods")
  • Sonnet 3 ("The Stoicks thinke, (and they come neere the truth)")
  • Sonnet 4 ("Two stars there are in one faire firmament")
  • Sonnet 5 ("It is reported of faire Thetis Sonne")
  • Sonnet 6 ("Sweet Corrall lips, where Nature's treasure lies")
  • Sonnet 7 ("Sweet Thames I honour thee, not for thou art")
  • Sonnet 8 ("Sometimes I wish that I his pillow were")
  • Sonnet 9 ("Diana (on a time) walking the wood")
  • Sonnet 10 ("Thus was my love, thus was my Ganymed")
  • Sonnet 11 ("Sighing, and sadly sitting by my Love")
  • Sonnet 12 ("Some talke of Ganymede th' Idalian Boy")
  • Sonnet 13 ("Speake Eccho, tell; how may I call my loue? Loue")
  • Sonnet 14 ("Here, hold this glove (this milk-white cheveril glove)")
  • Sonnet 15 ("A fairest Ganymede, disdaine me not")
  • Sonnet 16 ("Long haue I long'd to see my Loue againe")
  • Sonnet 17 ("Cherry-Lipt Adonis in his snowie shape")
  • Sonnet 18 ("Not Megabætes nor Cleonymus")
  • Sonnet 19 ("Ah no; nor I my seife: though my pure love")
  • Sonnet 20 ("But now my Muse toyled with continuall care")

From Poems: in divers humors (1598):

  • Sonnet 1 ("If Musique and sweet Poetrie agree")
  • Sonnet 2 ("Chaucer is dead; and Gower lyes in grave")

Brooke Boothby[edit]

  • Sonnet I ("Life's summer flown, the wint'ry tempest rude")
  • Sonnet II ("Why died I not before that fatal morn")
  • Sonnet III ("Did I not weep for him that was in pain!")
  • Sonnet V ("Death! Thy cold hand the brightest flower has chill'd")
  • Sonnet VI ("What art thou, Life? The shadow of a dream")
  • Sonnet XII ("Well has thy classick chisel, Banks, express'd")
  • Sonnet XV ("Dear Mansergh! Of the few this breast who share")

Anne Lynch Botta[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Oh! in that better land to which I go")

Nicholas Breton[edit]

  • Sonnet ("The worldly prince doth in his sceptre hold")

Rupert Brooke[edit]

  • Sonnet ("I said I splendidly loved you")
  • Sonnet ("Oh! Death will find me")
  • Sonnet ("Not with vain tears, when we're beyond the sun")

Felicia Dorothea Browne[edit]

George Gordon Byron[edit]


G. K. Chesterton[edit]

Thomas Holley Chivers[edit]

Eliza Cook[edit]

Annie Isabel Curwen[edit]


John Donne[edit]

Paul Laurence Dunbar[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Emblem of blasted hope and lost desire")


William Fowler[edit]

  • Sonnet ("The day is done, the sun doth als declyne")
  • Sonnet ("Far from these eyes, and sundered from that face")
  • Sonnet ("I hope, sweet soul, to see, at my return")
  • Sonnet ("I walk within this wood to vent my woes")
  • Sonnet ("Ten thousand times from side to side I turn")


Richard Watson Gilder[edit]

  • Sonnet ("I know not if I love her overmuch")
  • Sonnet ("I like her gentle hand that sometimes strays")
  • The Sonnet ("What is a sonnet? 'T is the pearly shell")

Ferdinand de Gramont[edit]


Paul Hamilton Hayne[edit]

  • Sonnet ("The brave old Poets sing of nobler themes")

Felicia Hemans[edit]

As Felicia Dorothea Browne:

  • Sonnet ("Where nature's grand romantic charms invite"), 1808.
  • Sonnet ("'Tis sweet to think the spirits of the blest"), 1808.
  • Sonnet ("Ah! now farewell, thou sweet and gentle maid"), 1808.
  • Sonnet ("I love to hail the mild the balmy hour"), 1808.


John Keats[edit]

  • Sonnet ("O thou! whose face hath felt the Winter's wind")

Frances Anne Kemble[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Oft let me wander hand-in-hand with Thought")

William Kirby[edit]

  • Sonnet ("God numbers them, His servants' hoary hairs")

Ján Kollár[edit]


Ellen P. Laflin[edit]

  • Sonnet ("When Flora, on her fairy wings")

Letitia Elizabeth Landon[edit]

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow[edit]

  • Sonnet ("O precious evenings! all too swiftly sped!")

James Russell Lowell[edit]

  • Sonnet ("The Maple puts her corals on in May")


Louisa Anne Meredith[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Weary with uncongenial employ")

Alice Meynell[edit]


Gérard de Nerval[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Believest thou thyself the sole thinker, O man")



Edgar Allan Poe[edit]

Christina Rossetti[edit]


Louise Jopling Rowe[edit]

Mary C. Ryan[edit]


Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Awake in bed, I listened to the rain!")

Alan Seeger[edit]

  • "Sonnet" ("Above the ruin of God's holy place")
  • "Sonnet" ("Amid the florid multitude her face")
  • "Sonnet" ("Down the strait vistas where a city street")
  • "Sonnet" ("Give me the treble of thy horns and hoofs")
  • "Sonnet" ("Her courts are by the flux of flaming ways")
  • "Sonnet" ("I fancied, while you stood conversing there")
  • "Sonnet" ("It may be for the world of weeds and tares")
  • "Sonnet" ("Like as a dryad, from her native bole")
  • "Sonnet" ("Oft as by chance, a little while apart")
  • "Sonnet" ("A splendor, flamelike, born to be pursued")
  • "Sonnet" ("There was a youth around whose early way")
  • "Sonnet" ("A tide of beauty with returning May")
  • "Sonnet" ("To me, a pilgrim on that journey bound")
  • "Sonnet" ("Up at his attic sill the South wind came")
  • "Sonnet" ("To me, a pilgrim on that journey bound")
  • "Sonnet" ("When among creatures fair of countenance")
  • "Sonnet" ("Who shall invoke her, who shall be her priest")
Last Poems[edit]
  • "Sonnet" ("Apart sweet women (for whom Heaven be blessed)")
  • "Sonnet" ("Clouds rosy-tinted in the setting sun")
  • "Sonnet" ("I have sought Happiness, but it has been")
  • "Sonnet" ("If I was drawn here from a distant place")
  • "Sonnet" ("Not that I always struck the proper mean")
  • "Sonnet" ("Oh, love of woman, you are known to be")
  • "Sonnet" ("Oh, you are more desirable to me")
  • "Sonnet" ("Seeing you have not come with me, nor spent")
  • "Sonnet" ("Sidney, in whom the heyday of romance")
  • "Sonnet" ("There have been times when I could storm and plead")
  • "Sonnet" ("Well, seeing I have no hope, then let us part")
  • "Sonnet" ("Why should you be astonished that my heart")

William Shakespeare[edit]

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Ye hasten to the grave! What seek ye there")
  • Sonnet ("Lift not the painted veil which those who live")

Geoffrey Bache Smith[edit]

  • A Sonnet ("There is a wind that takes the heart of a man")
  • Sonnet ("To-night the world is but a prison house")

Robert Southey[edit]

  • Sonnet 1 ("Hold your mad hands! for ever on your plain")
  • Sonnet 2 ("Why dost thou beat thy breast and rend thine hair")
  • Sonnet 3 ("Oh he is worn with toil! the big drops run")
  • Sonnet 4 ("'Tis Night; the mercenary tyrants sleep")
  • Sonnet 5 ("Did then the bold Slave rear at last the Sword")
  • Sonnet 6 ("High in the air expos'd the Slave is hung")
  • Sonnet 1 ("Go Valentine and tell that lovely maid")
  • Sonnet 2 ("Think Valentine, as speeding on thy way")
  • Sonnet 3 ("Not to thee, Bedford! mournful is the tale")
  • Sonnet 4 ("What tho' no sculptured monument proclaim")
  • Sonnet 5 ("Hard by the road, where on that little mound")
  • Sonnet 6 - To a Brook near the Village of Corston
  • Sonnet 7 - To the Evening Rainbow
  • Sonnet 8 ("With many a weary step, at length I gain")
  • Sonnet 9 ("Fair is the rising morn when o'er the sky")
  • Sonnet 10 ("How darkly o'er yon far-off mountain frowns")

Edmund Spenser[edit]

R. Howard Spring[edit]

  • Sonnet, also called Knowledge ("Talk not to me of knowledge, I would fain")

Charles Hamilton Sorley[edit]

  • A Sonnet ("When you see millions of the mouthless dead")

Joséphin Soulary[edit]

  • Sonnet ("For days, weeks, months, and long wearisome years")


Bayard Taylor[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Who, harnessed in his mail of Self, demands")

Sara Teasdale[edit]

  • Sonnet ("I saw a ship sail forth at evening time")

Alfred Tennyson[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Could I outwear my present state of woe")
  • Sonnet ("Though Night hath climbed her peak of highest noon")
  • Sonnet ("Shall the hag Evil die with child of Good")
  • Sonnet ("The pallid thunderstricken sigh for gain")
  • Sonnet ("Mine be the strength of spirit fierce and free")
  • Sonnet ("O beauty, passing beauty! sweetest Sweet!")
  • Sonnet ("But were I loved, as I desire to be,")
  • Sonnet ("Blow ye the trumpet, gather from afar")
  • Sonnet ("How long, O God, shall men be ridden down")
  • Sonnet ("As when with downcast eyes we muse and brood")

Henry Timrod[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Fate! seek me out some lake, far off and lone")


Edith Wharton[edit]

  • The Sonnet ("Pure form, that like some chalice of old time")

Oscar Wilde[edit]

Ella Wheeler Wilcox[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Methinks ofttimes my heart is like some bee")
  • The Sonnet ("Alone it stands in Poesy's fair land")

William Wordsworth[edit]

  • Sonnet ("Though narrow be that Old Man's cares, and near")

See also[edit]