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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Sonnet 133 Trivia

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Sonnets 133-134, 144, and 40-42 all seem to be about the same messy love triangle between the speaker, his mistress, and his friend. (Source.)

Some folks (like the crew over at PBS) think Shakespeare's sonnets are autobiographical and that the heartbreaking mistress in sonnet 133 is a real woman named Emilia Lanier. (Source.)

Some folks think Sonnet 133 might have a hidden numerical shout-out to the #133 in the following phrase: "a (1) torment thrice (3) threefold (3)." What do you think? (Source.)

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