The Cockney Bard in four lines

THE COCKNEY BARD – AN EXPLANATION IN SHAKESPEARE SONNET 86

and this says it all – Sonnet 86 ‘Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead? No, neither he, nor his compeers by night giving him aid, my verse astonished. He, nor that affable familiar ghost which nightly gulls him with intelligence….

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