The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0504 Thursday, 25 May 2006
Date: Thursday, 25 May 2006 09:58:41 EDT
Subject: 17.0460 Regarding "Waste of Shame"
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0460 Regarding "Waste of Shame"
WS bluntly states in 144 that he has two loves, one man, one woman, 144
goes on to suggest that if that man and that woman ever get together
with each other, the bad one (the woman) will fire the good one out.
That's Elizabethan slang for giving someone syphilis. WS, then, could
not have been a physical lover of both. WS was clearly a lover of the
woman in other sonnets. Therefore WS was not the man's lover.
(All bluntness in service to brevity.)
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