I must needs try my new-fledged pinions in sonnet, elogy, and madrigal.
Shakespeare told us the truth about himself when he wrote in sonnet 142, "Love is my sin."
Take any sonnet at haphazard, and you will hear the rage of his desire.
It contrasts "foe and friend," just as the sonnet contrasts "love and hate."
In Sonnet 136 he prays her to allow him to be one of her lovers.
Here we have "the pretty follies" which is used again as "pretty wrongs" in sonnet 41.
He also gave me a copy of the sonnet and a tracing of his son's photograph.
That Tasso had a cat we know because he wrote a sonnet to her.
This Sonnet was sent in a letter to Southey, dated December 11, 1794.
This sonnet was sent in a letter to Southey, dated December 17, 1794.