A subject was offered him, in which no other poet would have found a theme for the Muse.
I doubt if even the poet ever works just what he means on the mind of his fellow.
A parting word may, however, be devoted to the poet himself.
But ambition is foreign to the Shakespeare-Hamlet nature, so the poet does not employ it.
Now, what is the reason of this right-about-face on the part of the poet?
The next sonnet puts the poet's feeling as strongly as possible.
The pomp of Antony's position, too, and his kingly personality pleased our poet.
Let us now turn to "The Tempest," and see how our poet figures in it.
And this poet was proud, and vain, and in love with all distinctions.
Blush, then, Delicacy, that cannot bear the poet's amor omnibus idem!