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Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0168  Friday, 9 April 2010

[1]  From:      Bob Grumman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      April 8, 2010 5:37:46 PM EDT
     Subj:      RE: SHK 21.0162  Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

[2]  From:      David Bishop < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      April 8, 2010 9:37:40 PM EDT
     Subj:      Re: SHK 21.0162 Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

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From:         Bob Grumman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         April 8, 2010 5:37:46 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0162  Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
Comment:      RE: SHK 21.0162  Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

I've been out of town the past two days and believe I missed a post on this thread.  If so, apologies for not responding to it.  Will get back to it this weekend, when I'll be back home.

--Bob G.

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From:         David Bishop < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         April 8, 2010 9:37:40 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0162 Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0162 Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

"to time thou growst" means to grow attached to time. Booth says the image is of a graft, and that's probably right, though there might be other possibilities. He thinks the lines are lines that hold a graft in place, which seems to me to be over thinking it. In these eternal lines you will grow attached to time. Hence as long as time lives you will too.

Best wishes,
David Bishop

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