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Sonnet 1 - Introduction
... Sonnet 1 is part of the "Fair Youth" sonnets, in which an unnamed young man (the beloved) is being addressed by the speaker (the lover) and later sonnets ... of the "procreation sonnets" (sonnets 1 – 17 excluding 15), which urge this youth to not waste his beauty by failing to marry or reproduce ... The identity of the beloved "Fair Youth" has remained a mystery, but most researchers believe there are two potential candidates for whom the ...
Prince Tudor Theory - Prince Tudor Part I - Later Writers
... Southampton was also the "Fair Youth" of the sonnets and that the first 17 sonnets (often called the "procreation sonnets") were written by Oxford to his natural son, urging him to marry ... Allen before them, the Ogburns rejected the supposition that the poet and the Fair Youth were homosexual lovers, stressing instead the fatherly tone of the sonnets addressing the Fair Youth ...
Shakespeare's Sonnets - Characters - The Dark Lady
... The Dark Lady sequence (sonnets 127–152), distinguishes itself from the Fair Youth sequence by being overtly sexual in its passion ... the difference between the spiritual love for the Fair Youth and the sexual love for the Dark Lady ... As with the Fair Youth, there have been many attempts to identify her with a real historical individual ...
Zimbabwean Presidential Election, 2008 - SADC Emergency Meeting - Announcement of Results, Run-up To The Second Round
... Tom Casey expressed scepticism regarding the potential for a free and fair second round under the circumstances, alleging that "the government has done ... and said that "any second round must be free, fair and open to international monitors" ... well ahead of the vote itself", if it was "to be considered free and fair" ...
Oxfordian Theory Of Shakespeare Authorship - Parallels With The Sonnets and Poems - The Fair Youth, The Dark Lady, and The Rival Poet
... author's relationships with three characters the Fair Youth, the Dark Lady or Mistress, and the Rival Poet ... are Percy Allen and Louis Bénézet) have asserted that the "Fair Youth" referred to in the early sonnets refers to Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton ... According to them, Sonnet 91 (which compares the Fair Youth's love to such treasures as high birth, wealth, and horses) implies that the author is in a position to make such comparisons, and the 'high birth' he refers ...

Famous quotes containing the words youth and/or fair:

    Sprung from the West,
    He drank the valorous youth of a new world.
    The strength of virgin forests braced his mind,
    The hush of spacious prairies stilled his soul.
    His words were oaks in acorns; and his thoughts
    Were roots that firmly gript the granite truth.
    Edwin Markham (1852–1940)

    Ah! from the soul itself must issue forth
    A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud
    Enveloping the Earth.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)