Epytaphe 3: “the breath of my sonne”

Anne Vere, Epitaph 3, plaintextFig. 1 Anne Vere, Epitaph 3, ERLE VERE kept her aliveFig. 2 Anne Vere, Epitaph 3, VERE conjured my illsFig. 3 

   Perhaps coincidental with the signature17 theme in the Sonnets, the phrase, the breath of my sonne has 18 letters.  Additionally, the epitaph’s couplet has 18 words.  The phrase  is clearly about her son, who was the future 18th. Earl of Oxford.

 

 

 

 

 

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