peethagoras Posted March 20 Share Posted March 20 Original artwork before 1609 Sonnets changes: 1: Hayward, 'Concerning Succession', 1603. Modified artwork (as in sonnets title): 1: Shakes-peares 'Sonnets', 1609. Title. 2: Drummond, 'Poems', Edinburgh, 1616: "Flowres" Title. 3: Ben Jonson, 'Workes', 1616. Note: Jonson knew Drummond, in fact, he walked to Scotland to visit him. Both published using Sonnets version header in 1616: same year WS died. Note: both published seven years after Sonnets. (not counting 1609) Sonnets (Aspley) title page shows seven lines of text. Seventh line is 'date' 1609: reduces to seven. Seven rays of light come from head of the little boy: Note Ben Jonson's son Benjamin died age seven. Could this be his son? sonnet 7 LOe in the Orient when the gracious light, * Lifts up his burning head,each under eye Doth homage to his new appearing sight, Serving with lookes his sacred majesty, And having climb'd the steepe up heavenly hill, Resembling strong youth in his middle age, Yet mortall lookes adore his beauty still, * Attending on his goulden pilgrimage: But when from high-most pich with wery car, Like feeble age he reeleth from the day, The eyes(fore dutious )now converted are From his low tract and looke an other way: So thou,thy selfe out-going in thy noon: Unlok'd on diest unlesse thou get a sonne. * Line seven word seven gracious begins with seventh of alphabet. * Line seven word seven "still" another word for dead. First seven letters of line seven are: "Yet mort" ? Ben Jonson's elegy is called “On My First Son” for his eldest son, who died of plague in 1603 when he was just seven years old. 1603 to 1609 all the years = seven (counting 1603). Here's the little head isolated from the main artwork: 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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