Willa McClung Evans (essay date March 1936)
SOURCE: Evans, Willa McClung. “Lawes' Version of Shakespeare's Sonnet CXVI.” PMLA 51, no. 1 (March 1936): 120-22.
[In the following essay, Evans points out that Lawes set a version of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 to music, which she says establishes that the composer was the only contemporary who collaborated with both Milton and Shakespeare.]
That Henry Lawes set to music a version of Shakespeare's Sonnet CXVI “Let me not to the marriage of true mindes / Admit impediments,” has apparently never been mentioned in print. Lawes' version, which retains seven lines intact, alters seven, and adds two couplets to form three six-line stanzas, is found in John Gamble's...
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