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Oliver's sonnet

Keri Davies Keri Davies | 19:15 PM, Thursday, 22 November 2012

Michael Cochrane (Oliver Sterling)

Perhaps William Shakespeare should get a co-writing credit for this week's scripts, as two of the episodes featured extracts from Shakespeare (thanks, Will...)

This is the poem that Oliver was having such trouble with. It's Shakespeare's Sonnet 25:

Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars
Unlook'd for joy in that I honour most.
Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun's eye,
And in themselves their pride lies buried,
For at a frown they in their glory die.
The painful warrior famoused for fight,
After a thousand victories once foiled,
Is from the book of honour razed quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toiled:
Then happy I, that love and am beloved,
Where I may not remove nor be removed.

Keri Davies is an Archers scriptwriter and web producer


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