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Elizabeth told Essex
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0689  Monday, 15 March 2004

From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Mar 2004 08:29:46 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Elizabeth told Essex

SHAKSPEReans, History tells that Essex betrayed his Queen.  I wonder if
anyone can decipher what it is in "Elizabeth told Essex" by American
poet Emily Dickinson, from the known history of the mid-nineteenth
century, which prompted her only reference to the Virgin Queen and her
consort?

Elizabeth told Essex
That she could not forgive
The clemency of Deity
However--might survive--
That secondary succor
We trust that she partook
When suing--like her Essex
For a reprieving Look--

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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