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More dirty sonnets

Check out sonnet 135 (bearing in mind that 'will' was, among other things, a euphemism for sex organs...)


Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will,
And Will to boot, and Will in over-plus;
More than enough am I that vexed thee still,
To thy sweet will making addition thus.
Wilt thou, whose will is large and spacious,
Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine?
Shall will in others seem right gracious,
And in my will no fair acceptance shine?
The sea, all water, yet receives rain still,
And in abundance addeth to his store;
So thou, being rich in Will, add to thy Will
One will of mine, to make thy large will more.
   Let no unkind, no fair beseechers kill;
   Think all but one, and me in that one Will.


No wonder they do not teach the sonnets in high school. You could not recite this to a room of teens.

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anteros_lmc
Feb. 1st, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
Filth! Absolutely filth! Back to the gutter with you.

and Will in over-plus;
More than enough am I

Me thinks that Will is building up his will over much.

Wilt thou, whose will is large and spacious,
Damn. I'm going to be singing Baltimore Whores for the rest of the day now....
eglantine_br
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
I know. I can just imagine him snickering as he wrote.
ba1126
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
WOW! I think I underestimated Shakespeare!
eglantine_br
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh me too.

They never teach this stuff in school. My mom who was very old and wise once said that every generation thinks they invented sex. (Well, we have to think that don't we? Nobody wants to imagine their grandparents doing it!)

But obviously they knew a thing or two in the 1500s.
kcwarwick
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sure this must have been addressed to a man... And "over-plus" always sounds very modern to me.
eglantine_br
Feb. 1st, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I guess this could be to a man. Somehow to me it does not feel like it. But maybe. Although 'spacious'? well, maybe.

I love 'over-plus.' I plan to start saying it whenever able
julian_griffith
Feb. 1st, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
It absolutely WAS addressed to a man. The whole thing is a dick joke! Shakespeare loved his dick jokes...
eglantine_br
Feb. 1st, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
I think I may be coming to that view. My son agrees with you. He was drink when he read it and did a pretty much classic spit take.
bauhiniakapok
Dec. 17th, 2016 10:42 am (UTC)
I don't know.... The large and spacious sounded to me like it was addressed to a well-used woman. A loose woman, if you will.
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