2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1834  Monday, 22 September 2003

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Date:           Saturday, 20 Sep 2003 13:54:41 EDT
Subject:        Sonnets of Shakespeare's Ghost

Sonnet Number I

The wise world saith I not unlock'd my heart
When I of thee and thy dear love did write,
And would each word of mine to false convert,
Doing my simple sense a double spite.
It saith thou wert but shadow born of naught,
But vain creation of an apish rhyme,
While, Fashion's fool, my strain'd invention sought
To better them who best did please the time.
But wherefore say they so, and do dear wrong
To thee, whose worth was my sole argument,
To me, whose worth was my sole argument,
To me, whose verse 'twas truth alone made strong
by that the breast must feel, not brain invent?
    They who this doubt never such beauty knew,
    Nor what to poet love can do.

Sonnets of Shakespeare's Ghost, The Words procured by Gregory Thornton.
Published by Angus & Robertson at Sydney, 1920.

This is one of twelve spirit written sonnets in this collection.  The
book has a hand written inscription to: Percy MacKaye with the
publishers compliments.

I have another spirit written collection, Shakespeare's Revelations by
Shakespeare's Spirit.  The book is by Sarah Taylor Shatford, The Torch
press, Inc., 1919, New York.

I invite the participants comments on other spirit written publications
-- by Shakespeare!

Wouldn't it simplify our examination of his works if he were able to
offer his point of view?  It might end a few arguments in an interesting
way!

Lloyd A. Norton

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