The Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary






William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (born April 1564; baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616 (Old Style/Julian), 3 May 1616 (New Style/Gregorian) English playwright and poet


  • Time's glory is to command contending kings,
    To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.

    • The Rape of Lucrece
  • I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture
    (Modern spelling: I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.)
    • Shakespeare's will
  • Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear, to dig the dust enclos├Ęd here. Blest be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.
    • Shakespeare's epitaph

Works of Shakespeare

Separate pages exist for quotations from all of the following works:

External links

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