it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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Everybody gets an "I Suck" day once in a while:

And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;

--William Shakespeare, from Sonnet 29

The more I read and reread these damned things, the more I really find myself returning to my old theory that the "Marriage Sonnets" were written when Will was much younger than the rest of the prettyboy sonnets (my terminology, yes), to a different individual and for a different purpose.

I'm of the opinion they were commissioned by a third party: frankly; they are neither as good nor as passionate as the rest of the sequence.

Trust me, I'm an editor. We know more about what sucks than academics do. *g*

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