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LONDON:
JOHN RUSSELL SMITH,

36, SOHO SQUARE.

M.DOCC.LIX.

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ON THE

SONNETS OF SHAKSPERE.

THESE Sonnets were published without the consent or knowledge of the author in 1609, with the following dedication :

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It has been strongly advocated by Mr. Boaden, and very generally believed, that William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, is the person to whom the Sonnets are addressed; but I trust the following pages will satisfactorily refute this ingenious supposition. The dedication, in my opinion, merely means, Mr. T. T., Thos. Thorpe, the publisher, wishes Mr. W. H., the collector of these sonnets, all happiness and that eternity, which the Poet promised his friend.

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