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"...THINE EYES I LOVE..."

...not all that nice work, but I'm not adding anything "mine" herein since too a long time - I admit
that, beyond the use of an unique piece of vellum (as usual, INDIANAJONESly gifted by a dear
friend who works in a "serious library") there's little to see and/or admire: only one thing, maybe:
it was my first time using a gum ammoniac gilding...I'm totally no good at this, as you can clearly
see - and the absolute unkindness of STEALING a suggestion by the splendid page of a splendid
scribe and friend, smilemhm, whom I need to thank and apologise with...oh well, here you are,
for your eyes and your comments - for once, you all, please be truly critical and mercilessly cruel!

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS, CXXXII:
Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me,
Knowing thy heart torments me with disdain,
Have put on black and loving mourners be,
Looking with pretty ruth upon my pain.
And truly not the morning sun of heaven
Better becomes the grey cheeks of east,
Nor that full star that ushers in the even
Doth half that glory to the sober west,
As those two mourning eyes become thy face:
O, let it then as well beseem thy heart
To mourn for me, since mourning doth thee grace,
And suit thy pity like in every part.
Then will I swear beauty herself is black
And all they foul that thy complexion lack.

COLOPHON:
:William:Shakespeare:Sonnets:cxxxii:&:fer.lēb.gavia:ā:Dō:mmviii:ms:apr:fec:

PENS, QUILLS & FEATHERS:
turkey medium left wing rowers; steel & metal nibs;
INKS & COLOURS:
natural pigments, terræ, arabic gum, cinders of marine pinewood;
GILDING MEDIUM:
gum ammoniac; black armenian bole;
GOLD:
leaf gold 23 kt.1/3;
GRAPHIA:
late "bâtarde anglaise", 2nd quarter of the XVIth century
(ca. 1530), after samples from the Oxford Bodleian Library;
SIZE:
vellum (goat), irregular - Italy, ca.XVI century, approximately cms 19.03 x 14.04

Comments

I myself have often mumbled about WHAT TIME I would
be the most appropriate for - but I'm too lazy and
accustomed to comforts to choose, LOL! I'd say you
are right, anyway...