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Before printing my Shakespearean sonnet, could someone please suggest a (free) font...

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mwhoopee | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 4, 2009 at 6:45 AM via web

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Before printing my Shakespearean sonnet, could someone please suggest a (free) font that looks typical of about 1600?

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted February 4, 2009 at 7:00 AM (Answer #1)

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How about copying right from the horse's mouth?  I'm not sure which sonnet you need, but try here:

http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/emls/Sonnets/Sonnets.html

This is a Facsimile of the Chalmers-Bridgewater Copy (Aspley Imprint) of the 1609 Quarto.

Enjoy!

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robertwilliam | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted February 4, 2009 at 7:07 PM (Answer #2)

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There's a good font which is mock-Elizabethan from the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: it's available at the link below.

Hope it helps!

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