by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Frederic Reynolds (1764 - 1841)

Should he upbraid
Language: English  after the English 
Should he upbraid, I'll own that he prevail
And sing as sweetly as the nightingale
Say that he frown, I'll say his looks I view
As morning roses newly tip'd with dew.

Say he be mute, I'll answer with a smile,
And dance and play, And wrinkled care beguile
Should he upbraid, I'll own that he prevail
And sing as sweetly as the nightingale.

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Researcher for this text: Dan Hladik

This text was added to the website: 2012-11-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 64