#SonnetADay – 87. “Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing…”

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  1. Gab says:

    1600: “Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing…”

    2020: ”You’re waaay too high maintenance for me. Bye”.

    [First class, fancy free
    She’s high society
    She’s got the best of everything
    What could a guy like me ever really offer?
    She’s perfect as she can be, why should I even bother? Ah-ha]

  2. Gab says:

    LOL. But of course you’re right, Father!

  3. pbnelson says:

    The home page of this site is returning a blank screen, https://wdtprs.com/ is pure nihilo at the moment.

    [And yet here we are.]

  4. pbnelson says:

    And… two seconds later it is working. I panic whenever a favorite non-woke site acts flaky these days.

  5. Andreas says:

    Father Z; Your splendid daily readings and commentary have made clear the range of emotional intimacy expressed in the Bard’s sonnets. It has left me wondering if they were ever intended for publication; that is, for anything other than personal use. It has been suggested that one Thomas Thorpe may have first put them to print but quite without the permission of the author. Still, there appears to be nothing definitive in this regard. Although I have long studied and enjoyed the plays, your presentations of the sonnets have revealed for me a side of the Bard about which I knew little until now. For this, I am most grateful.

  6. Andreas: Thanks. I really appreciate that feedback. I am glad you are getting more from them now.

    And you are right. The Sonnets were publish without Shakespeare’s explicit permission. I often wonder if they were intended for publication. I think they were, frankly. And I also think that they were not necessarily autobiographical.

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