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a sense of its being his own “better part” (Sonnet 39), and hence he says, Sonnet 62,
'Tis thee (myself) that for myself I praise,
We must see, in the 152d Sonnet, that the poet's experience of the illusory promises of the ideal (due to his own fault, however) had fully prepared him to look to the Law for strength and support, as shown in the two closing Sonnets of the series, which are interpreted in pp. 45-49 of the Remarks, in connection with what is said of the 122d Sonnet.
On the whole, the reader of the Sonnets of Shakespeare must, we think, make up his mind that the obje«t addressed was not a person, except where the poet addresses himself; and the object was and is invisible, except as to what every man may see foi himself now “extant” (Sonnet 83);—but it has its residence in a secret "closet, never pierced with crys tal eyes” (Sonnet 46).
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