Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Sonnet 18 is the best known and most well-loved of all the 154 sonnets written by Shakespeare, and first published in 1609. It is also one of the most straightforward in language and intent. The stability of love and its power to immortalize the subject of the poet's verse is the theme.
However, there are six additional sonnets that Shakespeare wrote and included in the plays Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and Love's Labour's Lost. There is also a partial sonnet found in the play Edward III.
the above text appears on the back of the card HC-1246: card size 7" x 5" (178mm x 127mm)