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Celebrated as William Shakespeare‘s birthday! (see comment for elaboration)

My mother-in-law would like me to note that one of her relatives founded the Folger Shakespeare Library, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Sonnet 94 by Bill S:

They that have power to hurt and will do none
That do not do the thing they most do show,
Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,
Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow;
They rightly do inherit heaven’s graces
And husband nature’s riches from expense;
They are the lords and owners of their faces,
Others but stewards of their excellence.
The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet,
Though to itself it only live and die,
But if that flower with base infection meet,
The basest weed outbraves his dignity:
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.

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Spring is sprung!