Wednesday, May 20, 2009
May 20: Shakespeare's Finest Work (Vol. 40, pp. 270-276)
On this day in 1609, William Shakespeare's sonnets were entered in the London Stationer's Register. There may be disagreements over which was his finest play, but most are in agreement that Shakespeare's wisdom was distilled and concentrated into these little sonnets. They apparently were personal messages never meant to be published. Posterity is thankful that they were preserved.