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  Advice on using this site.

If you know the number of the sonnet you wish to look at, then go to any one of the three categories below, Sonnets 1-50, 51-100 or 101-154, then follow directions from there. If you do not know which sonnet it is you wish to look at, but you know a line or a phrase, then do a global search using the plain text web page listed below. Your browser usually provides a means for doing this. For Windows Explorer, for example, use Control plus F to find the phrase. Then, having identified the sonnet, return to the home page, using the Back button on your browser and navigate from there. If you are in difficulty, go to the Map of the site, (this page), which should help to give you your bearings. There is a first line index listed below.  Look at the page for the sonnet you want and you might find the answer to a homework or general question. All the sonnets are linked to individual commentaries. (See the general notes General notes for details of sources, policies, etc.).  Works by other sonneteers and other authors are also listed here.  


Home Sonnets 1 - 50 Sonnets 51 - 100 Sonnets 101 - 154 A Lover's Complaint. Sonnet no. 1
First line index Title page and Thorpe's Dedication Some Introductory Notes to the Sonnets Sonnets as plain text 1-154 Text facsimiles Other related texts of the period
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Thomas Wyatt Poems Other Authors General notes  for background details, general policies etc. Map of the site Valentine Poems
London Bridge   as it was in Shakespeare's day, circa 1600. Views of London   as it was in 1616. Views of  Cheapside  London, from a print of 1639. The Carrier's  Cosmography.   A guide to all the Carriers in London.  As given by John Taylor in 1637. Oxquarry Books Ltd

Thomas Lodge, Sonnets to Phillis, 1593
Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, 1591.
Wherein the excellence of sweet poesy is concluded.
Thomas Watson, The Tears of Fancie, or Love Disdained. 1593.
Edmund Spenser, Amoretti and Epithalamion, 1595
Barnabe Barnes, Parthenophil and Parthenophe,
Sonnets, Madrigals, Elegies and Odes, 1593.
Giles Fletcher, Licia, or Poems of Love, Sonnets, 1593.
Bartholomew Griffin, Fidessa, more chaste than kind. Sonnets, 1596.
Michael Drayton.  Sonnets to Idea.  1594-1619
Oscar Wilde.  The Portrait of Mr. W.H.
Mr. W. H.
Sir Thomas Wyatt.  Collected Poems.
The Carrier's Cosmography.

A guide to all the Carriers in London, where they may be found, and on what days, whence, and whither, they arrive and depart.   As given by John Taylor in 1637.

A Lover's Complaint.  Text and Commentary.
Article on Conscience by Dr. T. Merriam
T. Merriam
Valentine Poems
Holbein portraits of the time of Wyatt.
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