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Sonnet 152 by numbers 9 years 11 months ago #1402

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Sonnet 152

In louing thee thou know’st I am forsworne,
But thou art twice forsworne to me loue swearing,
In act thy bed-vow broake and new faith torne,
In vowing new hate after new loue bearing:
But why of two othes breach doe I accuse thee,
When I breake twenty: I am periur’d most,
For all my vowes are othes but to misuse thee:
And all my honest faith in thee is lost
For I haue sworne deepe othes of thy deepe kindnesse:
Othes of thy loue, thy truth, thy constancie,
And to inlighten thee gaue eyes to blindnesse,
Or made them swere against the thing they see.
For I haue sworne thee faire: more periurde eye,
To swere against the truth so foule a lie.

Line 1:

louing thee ---> L = 11, O = 14, V = 20, I = 9, N = 13, G = 7, T = 19, H = 8, E = 5, E = 5. Total = 111

TEN --> T = 19, E = 5, N = 13. Total = 37.
Same goes for for THEE.
Same goes for the two letters after apostrophe: 'ST.

Therefore In 'loving thee' is 37, which represents the word TEN.

Line 1 coninues with 'I am forsworne, and the word for sounds like the number four. (This is justified in that the word sonnet is from the Latin, sonus, meaning sound.)

If 'for' represents 4, then that number can be inreased by a factor of 10, on account of the word TEN representing the number 10, and, by multiplication, we have 40.

Now we have two main numbers as references: 111 and 40, and because no Sonnet has more lines than 14, we take 111 as the Sonnet number, and 40 as a word reference thus:

Sonnet 111, 40th word is BRAND:

O for my sake doe you with fortune chide,
The guiltie goddesse of my harmfull deeds,
That did not better for my life prouide,
Then publick meanes which publick manners breeds.
Thence comes it that my name receiues a brand,

Notice also that this Sonnet begins with O, which is 14 (10 plus 4) and the second word 'for' ( 'four' or 4).

The word BRAND --> B = 2, R = 17, A = 1, N = 13, D = 4. Total = 37.

A brand is a mark.

If, instead of counting to 40, only 37 were counted, it would fall on the word 'name'. Thus name 'receives a brand'. But it can be seen that the word which was converted into the number 4, and which is 'for', is at the start of this Sonnet.

The idea is to get at the whole of MY NAME but only name coincides with the 'brand' 37. Line 1 'O for my sake' is like saying: do something here for the sake om me or my name, and the word 'for' which represents 4, is ignored in a new count, thus making the word 'my' the 37th word. Therefore, by choosing to recognise or ignore word 2 in this Sonnet makes the two words MY NAME coincide with the 'brand' number 37. Thus fully making his name receive a brand.

Not wishing to cover all Sonnet 152 in full detail, I offer that the words MY LIFE result in the number 66, as do the words MY NAME, and I move back to Sonnet 152 to continue with line 1: 'In louing thee thou know’st I am forsworne,':

I am forsworne

I am for (4) SWORNE --> S = 18, W = 21, O = 14, R = 17, N = 13, E = 5. Total = 88.

Read as: I am (in ) line 4 of Sonnet 88:

Sonnet 88: line 4: 'And proue thee virtuous, though thou art forsworne:'

The word 'forsworne' occours four times in the 154 Sonnets:

Sonnet 66, line 4.
Sonnet 88, line 4 and
Sonnet 152, lines 1 and 2.

Sonnet 88 begins with the line: 'When thou shalt be disposde to set me light,' where 'set me light' means reveal.
Sonnet 66 is brought up later in this same Sonnet, and in a similar manner.

It happens also that the sum of 88 and 66 is 154, which is last Sonnet.


Who wrote the Sonnet? Can anyone guess? If they can see hate in an eye, and two loves in a name, or if they too can break twenty, then they probably know.

If anyone wishes to discuss this text, or see the rest Sonnet 152 using the same techniques, please let me know.

I leave my calculator as an attachement for anyone who wants to try the system. (No install: Click and go. Leave the setting as Eros, the other setting Cupid is too advanced.)


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