My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun / Coral is far more red than her lips’ red: / If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; / If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head… / And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare / As any she belied with false compare.—Sonnet CXXX
The Oxford Shakespeare
Edited by W. J. Craig
The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published in the twentieth century. The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization.