Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music

Why have I just heard of this now?

While cruising some "Shakespeare quotes" pages I noticed a citation to this work dropped in there amid Venus and Adonis, the sonnets and the plays just like it was no big deal.  Stuck out like a sore thumb!

The wiki seems to have the truth of it -- people lump the whole collection under Shakespeare's name, but in reality it's a collection of sonnets from other sources and authors.  Shakespeare's contribution comes from Love's Labour's Lost, while Marlowe's is "The Passionate Pilgrim To His Love."

Is there more to this?  Should I pay more attention?  Or does this about sum it up?

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1 comment:

Meg said...

This belongs in the "not by Shakespeare" realm of awareness, to me.