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Query on the Sonnets
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0835  Friday, 22 September 2006

[1] 	From: 	Kristen McDermott <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 12:41:31 -0400
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

[2] 	From: 	Colin Cox <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 09:48:13 -0700
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

[3] 	From: 	Martin Green <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 21:43:31 +0000
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

[4] 	From: 	Alan Pierpoint <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 18:52:50 -0400
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From: 		Kristen McDermott <
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Date: 		Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 12:41:31 -0400
Subject: 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

 >I am a psychoanalyst who writes about Shakespeare's capacity
 >to represent the human mind.
 >
 >Right now, I am working on a book on The Sonnets and searching
 >them for words that speak about the capacity to have a wide range
 >of feelings, such as love, hate, sadness and so on. All feelings are
 >indeed represented in The Sonnets but what I am interested in is
 >whether the capacity for feeling per se is talked about in these
 >poems. Can anyone out there point me to a sonnet that comments
 >on this?

Not a sonnet, but your query immediately called to mind Juliet's promise 
to Romeo (2.1.175):

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep. The more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.

The links, stylistic and otherwise, between the sonnets and Romeo and 
Juliet's speeches have been widely discussed.

Kris McDermott
Central Michigan U

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From: 		Colin Cox <
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Date: 		Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 09:48:13 -0700
Subject: 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

I think sonnet 30 might be what you're looking for.

Colin Cox

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From: 		Martin Green <
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Date: 		Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 21:43:31 +0000
Subject: 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

Shakespeare's words in the Sonnets do not speak about the capacity to 
have a wide range of feelings, such as love, hate, sadness and so on, 
but demonstrate that capacity.

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From: 		Alan Pierpoint <
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Date: 		Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 18:52:50 -0400
Subject: 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0825 Query on the Sonnets

Perhaps #73:  "This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong, / 
To love that well which
thou must leave ere long."  The capacity of the speaker's lover to love 
is tested by the speaker's
approaching death; the lover passes the test.   -Alan Pierpoint / 
Southwestern Academy

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