Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Born April, 1564, and died April, 1616, William Shakespeare lived to 52 years old. Shakespeare has written 38 plays and 154 sonnets. 1700 words have been invented by Shakespeare including: swagger, lackluster, luggage, and cold-blooded. Comedies, histories, and romances have all been written by Shakespeare; but he is most famous for his tragedies.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,


William Shakespeare


Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Thou art not so unkind

As man’s ingratitude;

Thy tooth is not so keen,

Because thou art not seen,

Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:

Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Then, heigh-ho, the holly!

This life is most jolly.


Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,

That dost not bite so nigh

As benefits forgot:

Though thou the waters warp,

Thy sting is not so sharp

As friend remembered not.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly...