Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 331. Friday, 20 Dec 1991.
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 91 16:26:50 PST
Subject: Sonnet 116
Is there a definitive (or even confident) interpretation of the lines
in Sonnet 116:
It is the star to every wandering bark
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken ?
Is the metaphor fractured? That is to say, you can take the height of
a star, if you have a problem navigating, but no mariner has ever considered
the worth of stars.