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The original publisher of the sonnets, Thomas Thorpe, included a mysterious dedication that has puzzled readers for centuries. He dedicated the book to a certain "Mr. W.H." – popular contenders for this role are William Herbert and Henry Wriothesley, two noblemen who were both associated with Shakespeare at one time or another. (Source)

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