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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1351  Friday, 19 August 2005

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Thursday, 18 Aug 2005 12:51:26 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1343 Roses

[2]     From:   Alan Horn <
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        Date:   Friday, 19 Aug 2005 01:11:46 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1343 Roses


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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Aug 2005 12:51:26 -0400
Subject: 16.1343 Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1343 Roses

 >the Sonnets were
 >dedicated to the Lord.

Many others think so as well; but which lord?  Southampton? Pembroke?

Of course, I am being deliberately obtuse.  I know full well that Basch
is referring to Jahweh, which raises an interesting question of how WS
knew that He has "a woman's face .. [but was] pricked out for women's
pleasure."  I have heard people claim to have a close personal
relationship with the deity, but not to that extent.

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From:           Alan Horn <
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Date:           Friday, 19 Aug 2005 01:11:46 EDT
Subject: 16.1343 Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1343 Roses

David Basch writes, "'Shagspere' happens to be one of the versions of
the poet's name and would indicate that he arranged the dedication."

The discovery of "Shagspere" in the dedication would also seem to clear
up another mystery: the nature of the relationship between the fair
youth and the poet, and whether or not it was consummated.

I would also like to second Mr. Basch's pointed remark that "[s]ome
members of the list are so willing to ignore reality."

Alan Horn

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