The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1317  Wednesday, 10 August 2005

From:           Richard Kennedy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 9 Aug 2005 19:35:19 -0700
Subject: 16.1310 Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1310 Roses

John W. Kennedy writes:

  >"For the puzzled, my very distant cousin Dickie is here attempting a
 >sub-rosa changing of the subject to his obsession with that wastrel,
 >child-molester, deserter, and all-round upper-class twit of the
 >millennium (and, incidentally, poetaster), the 17th Earl of Oxenforde."

Let the reader pause upon the language of John W. Kennedy, surmise his
character, and decide for themselves who is obsessed.  Oxford is no part
of my thesis, nor will I mention the wastrel, and the subject has not
been changed, but only enforced.  My belief is that the first 17 Sonnets
are not written to Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton, but
that "beauties Rose" of the first sonnet is not, as Martin Green seeks
to prove, the "tender churl" of that sonnet. John W. Kennedy has
difficulty holding his water, that's well known, and this is a display
of his nerve, frightened by his own imagination, his bladder gone all
loose, now like a puppy who rolls on his back and nervously pees on his
own belly.

The people who believe that Oxford is the author of the Works of
Shakespeare agree with John W. Kennedy that the first 17 sonnets are
written to Southampton. The Oxfordians don't like what I have to say on
the subject, but they do not bepiss themselves over it, but are calm and
patient, secure that I am a mere fool about the first 17. That's the way
of gentlemen and scholars, not JWK, who should keep their trousers
zipped and their sphincters buttoned.

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