COMPLETE: Weekly Poetry - Sonnet XXIII, by Shakespeare

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Post by tis » November 30th, 2005, 9:49 pm

LibraryLady wrote:I guess there's no way of knowing what Shakespeare intended!
You could email him?
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Post by Kristen » December 1st, 2005, 1:15 am

Here's mine. Sleepy, first thing in the morning (even before coffee) read that I was trying to keep quiet so as not to wake my husband.

Sounds a bit like I could have been whispering it in his ear.

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Post by GordMackenzie » December 1st, 2005, 6:31 am

LibraryLady wrote:Right, the other difference is burden vs. burthen. I guess there's no way of knowing what Shakespeare intended!
Burthen is just an alternate spelling of burden. It should still be pronounced as "burden", I believe, regardless of the spelling.
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Post by GordMackenzie » December 1st, 2005, 6:32 am

tis wrote:
LibraryLady wrote:I guess there's no way of knowing what Shakespeare intended!
You could email him?
He's terribly slow in responding.
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Post by pberinstein » December 1st, 2005, 12:03 pm

The copy I found in my bookshelf, which was published by Collins in London in 1958, has "looks" and "burthen."

I think it's safe to do either "books" or "looks" and either "burthen" or "burden." Until Hugh makes it part of our mission to do original scholarly research, I'm happy with that conclusion.
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Post by hugh » December 1st, 2005, 2:10 pm

ha ha... no our objective is not to be definitive by any means ...

by the way seems shakespeare's rhymes have scared away the poetry readers!

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Post by LibraryLady » December 1st, 2005, 4:23 pm

Does Shakespeare do Hotmail or Yahoo? Ha. Well, my little book of Shakesperean sonnets is kind of a cheapo, on the book rack right by the cash register, grab it because you feel like you should have it, type of book, so it likely isn't the expert source! Oh well, at least my recording adds a bit of diversity to the mix!
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Post by Guest » December 1st, 2005, 5:27 pm

Hugh,

It's more the meaning that's scared me away. Because I can't work out what he meant, I can't put emphasis and emotion in the right places.

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Post by kayray » December 1st, 2005, 5:59 pm

Here you go, Paula. My cold is getting better, yay! Although this might be the day between the sore throat and the three-week cough...

http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/misc/sonnet_23_shakespeare_ks.mp3

As for the meaning... Well, I think the guy is so crazy in love that he's tongue-tied and hopes she can read the look in his eyes. At least that's what it seems like to me.

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Post by Cori » December 2nd, 2005, 12:16 pm

I've caught the dread lergy too, so this is a tad more nasal than is normal. Still ... I didn't mess up the editing this time, unlike with the fourth version of my Austen-chapter (I am growing to loathe that book :lol: )

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Post by GordMackenzie » December 2nd, 2005, 12:29 pm

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Post by MatrixFrog » December 17th, 2005, 6:32 pm

Anyone still checking this thread for some reason, just to let you know, a collection of all the sonnets is underway, and there's still plenty left.

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=392

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