While I google for references, somebody refresh my memory - how new (or, at least, little known) was the concept of infinity while Shakespeare was writing? I know I saw someplace some references to just when it was first written about and by whom, but I can't seem to put my finger on them. I'd like to learn more about just how big of a deal it was that Shakespeare "jumped on the bandwagon early", so to speak. That he "got" the concept of infinity pretty quickly.
That is, of course, if that's true. I could be completely misunderstanding the timing and it could have been a concept every groundling understood, too. But I don't think so.
I'm looking now, but every combination of googling for "Shakespeare" and "infinity" just turns up damned monkey typing references.
P.S. - My Mobius "infinity bracelet" has apparently arrived, so presentation to wife coming soon. I say apparently because it arrived while I was on vacation over the weekend and all I got was a note in the mail saying I had to sign for it. A note that arrived AT MY HOUSE INSTEAD OF MY BUSINESS ADDRESS so my wife is all "What's this?" I'm not thrilled with this development, especially since I was planning to hide it until September for our anniversary. Oh, well. I'll let everybody know how it came out and how she likes it.