Secret Drama of Shakspeare's Sonnets

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The Secret Drama
of
 Shakspeare's Sonnets

BY

Gerald Massey

(1888 edition).

 

CONTENTS

 

PAGES

PRELIMINARY ACCOUNT OF THE SONNETS

1-15

LUES BROWNIANA

15-35

PRIMARY FACTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FALLACIES

36-66

PERSONAL SONNETS, 1-13: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON, COMMENDING MARRIAGE (With Commentary)

69-82

PERSONAL SONNETS, 14-26: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON, COMMENDING MARRIAGE (With Commentary)

83-89

PERSONAL SONNET, 38: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON; A CLUE TO THE DRAMATIC TREATMENT (With Commentary)

89-102

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 29-31: SOUTHAMPTON TO ELIZABETH VERNON (With Commentary)

103-111

PERSONAL SONNET, 32: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON

111

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 33-42: ELIZABETH VERNON TO SOUTHAMPTON; ELIZABETH VERNON TO LADY RICH; THE DARK STORY (With Commentary)

111-133

DRAMATIC SONNET, 144: ELIZABETH VERNON'S SOLILOQUY; THE GAME OF BARLEY BREAK

133-138

PERSONAL SONNET, 39: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON LEAVING ENGLAND

138

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 36-56: SOUTHAMPTON TO ELIZABETH VERNON--AT PARTING, ABROAD, RETURNING (With Commentary)

139-148

PERSONAL SONNETS, 53-65: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON (With Commentary)

149-151

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 66-69: ELIZABETH VERNON'S SADNESS FOR HER LOVER'S RECKLESS LIFE (With Commentary)

151-153

PERSONAL SONNET, 70: SHAKSPEARE IN DEFENCE OF HIS FRIEND (With Commentary)

153-154

PERSONAL SONNETS, 71-77: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON (With Commentary)

154-157

PERSONAL SONNETS, 78--86 : SHAKSPEARE AND MARLOWE (With Commentary)

157-174

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 87-93: SOUTHAMPTON TO ELIZABETH VERNON (With Commentary)

174-177

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 94-96: ELIZABETH VERNON TO SOUTHAMPTON (With Commentary)

177

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 97-99: SOUTHAMPTON TO ELIZABETH VERNON (With Commentary)

178-181

PERSONAL SONNETS, 100-108: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON, AFTER BEING SOME TIME SILENT (With Commentary)

181-183

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 109-122: SOUTHAMPTON TO ELIZABETH VERNON, THE FINAL RECONCILIATION (With Commentary)

183-200

PERSONAL SONNET, 116: SHAKSPEARE ON THE MARRIAGE OF SOUTHAMPTON AND ELIZABETH VERNON (With Commentary)

201-202

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 123-125: SOUTHAMPTON IN THE TOWER (With Commentary)

203-220

PERSONAL SONNET, 107: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON ON HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON (With Commentary)

203 & 214

PERSONAL SONNET, 115: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON IN PRISON (With Commentary)

212-214

FRAGMENT OF A PERSONAL SONNET, 126: SHAKSPEARE TO SOUTHAMPTON

220

DRAMATIC SONNETS, 127-154: SPOKEN BY MASTER WILL HERBERT (With Commentary)

223-268

REPRINT OF THE SONNETS

271-298

SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS

299-317

BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA.

SHAKSPEARE'S SOUTHAMPTON

318-342

SIDNEY'S STELLA

343-366

SHAKSPEARE AND BACON

367-402

THE MAN SHAKSPEARE AND HIS PRIVATE FRIENDS

403-477


――――♦――――

A SHORT CRITIQUE
OF GERALD MASSEY'S WORK ON SHAKESPEARE'S 'SONNETS'
by
Ernie Wingeatt.

(December, 2008)

 



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