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William Shakespeare~~Sonnet 116

0 Comments May 31, 2010

I had the first couple of lines, with their curious, beautiful syntax, stuck in my head today. I struggled to recall where they were from. Shakespeare, obviously, but where? One of the plays with end-rhymed soliloquies? That narrows it, but contextually, they could fit in many places. Shakespeare is full of suitable matches. I had […]

Sir Philip Sidney – Sonnet XLI

0 Comments June 4, 2006

Sir Philip Sidney – Sonnet XLI: Having This Day My Horse   Having this day my horse, my hand, my lance Guided so well that I obtain’d the prize, Both by the judgment of the English eyes And of some sent from that sweet enemy France; Horsemen my skill in horsemanship advance, Town folks my […]