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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1423  Tuesday, 30 August 2005

From: 		Markus Marti <
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Date: 		Monday, 29 Aug 2005 17:14:28 +0200
Subject: 16.1419 Ine Eye
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1419 Ine Eye

Interesting, what Avid Ash with his inner eye can do. Just drop the 
first letter, and a lot of sonnets become much clearer. Shakespeare, we 
know now, was obsessed with poultry:

Some examples:

88: "Hen thou shalt be!"  (Probably one of God's words on the 5th day of 
creation - consider also

106: "Hen in the chronicle of wasted time"!)

Does the hen-cock in sonnet 12 not remind us of the master mistress in 
sonnet 20: "Hen I do count the c[l]ock that tells the time"!

29: "Hen in disgrace with fortune and men's grace",

30: "Hen to the Sessions of sweet silent thought"

There are a lot more chicken around, and quite some hats, too. But what 
is really remarkable: Nobody has yet found out that sonnet 18 is a 
homoerotic address to the poet's son-in-law: "Hall, I compare thee to a 
summer's day!"

Arcus Arty

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