“…thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,
That then I scorn to change my state with kings” (SON 29)
Comments. If just a thought can have this effect then it is not necessary to look for other symptoms (of love). Talking about changing one state’s with kings, King Henry VIII kept a lively and romantic correspondence with Anne Boleyn, whom however he decapitated after Anne had delivered his daughter Elizabeth who became Elizabeth I. For example, the first letter to Anne on record starts as follows, “My mistress and friend, I and my hjeart put ourselves in your hands, begging you to recommend us to your favour, and not to let absence lessen your affection to us…. This from the hand of your servant and friend, H. Rex” How different the relationship became after the marriage. In her last letter to Henry she says, “…let not your grace ever imagine that your poor wife will ever be brought to acknowledge a fault, where not so much of a thought thereof preceded. And to speak a truth, never prince had wife more loyal in all duty, and in all her true affection, than you have ever found in Anne Boleyn…” Contrary to the spirit of this Sonnet, being is love with Henry VIII (as we well know) was not only depressing, but dangerous.
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In the play. This is the ending of the sonnet that starts with “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state…”
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