The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1415 Tuesday, 13 July 2004
From: Stephen C. Rose <
Date: Monday, 12 Jul 2004 06:34:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Sonnet 89
Does any evidence for Shakespeare's lameness exist?
In Sonnet 89, he speaks of "my lameness" and of being "absent from thy
It could refer to a temporary condition, since his detractors might have
noted it otherwise.
The byways of London were probably at least as hostile to brittle bones
as the uneven sidewalks of New York are today.
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