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Sonnet 146
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1052  Friday, 24 November 2006

[1] 	From: 	Joseph Egert <
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 	Date: 	Friday, 24 Nov 2006 19:56:28 +0000
 	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.1030 Sonnet 146

[2] 	From: 	Peter Bridgman <
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 	Date: 	Friday, 24 Nov 2006 20:06:11 -0000
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.1037 Sonnet 146


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From: 		Joseph Egert <
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Date: 		Friday, 24 Nov 2006 19:56:28 +0000
Subject: 17.1030 Sonnet 146
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.1030 Sonnet 146

On Peter Bridgman's invitation to fill in the blank of Sonnet 146:

>Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,
>[              ] these rebel powers that thee array;
>Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
>Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?

How about "Lining" as in MACBETH's  (I.iii) : "...or did line the rebel/ 
with hidden help..."?

Happy to collaborate,
Joe Egert

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From: 		Peter Bridgman <
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Date: 		Friday, 24 Nov 2006 20:06:11 -0000
Subject: 17.1037 Sonnet 146
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.1037 Sonnet 146

Thanks to everyone who answered my query.  As John Briggs points out, it 
all depends on whether the soul is complicit with the rebel powers, or in 
opposition.  While both readings are entirely sensible, I feel that 
opposition wins.  I tried all the various solutions by reading them out 
loud, and my favourite was ...

Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,
Thrall to these rebel powers that thee array;
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?

Peter Bridgman

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