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"Against Strange Maladies A Sovereign Cure" -- Queen Elizabeth as the Dark Lady ... in Sonnet 153

Here’s the ninth item on our continually growing list of ways in which Elizabeth I of England appears within the Sonnets, adding to the evidence that she herself is the powerful dark lady, whose dominating “eye” or viewpoint permeates the sequence – for example, turning the younger man from “fair” to “black” with an imperial frown. 873 more words

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The Courtier as Sexual Slave to Elizabeth, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets

“From the royal court I lately came,” said he,

“Where all the bravery that eye may see,

And all the happiness that heart desire

Is to be found … 589 more words

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Archbishop Cranmer's Speech Proclaiming That Queen Elizabeth Will Leave an Heir

Adding to the previous blog post, I have thought to include Cranmer’s entire speech in the final scene of Henry VIII by Shakespeare.  The archbishop is exclaiming upon the sight of the newly born Princess Elizabeth, with the king looking on, and I encourage you to envision Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford expressing his own hopes for the future of the English throne.  502 more words

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Queen Elizabeth as Dark Lady - "The Long-Lived Phoenix"

Devouring time, blunt thou the Lion’s paws,

And make the earth devour her own sweet brood,

Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce Tiger’s jaws, 456 more words

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Two More Pointers to Queen Elizabeth as the "Dark Lady" of the Sonnets

Included below are two more ways in which the Earl of Oxford points to Elizabeth I of England as the so-called “dark lady” of SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS, adding to: 521 more words

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John Irving: The Shakespeare Authorship Question Enters His New Novel "Avenue of Mysteries"

“Elements of Irving’s own life – including his wrestling career, absentee father and own sexual fantasies as a young man – have inspired much of his writing, though the author says that he prefers to rely on an open imagination as the springboard for ideas rather than strict autobiography.” – 648 more words

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