Willobie His Avisa



Similar textual layouts

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Similar textual layouts
Some researchers believe that hidden messages and symbols are encoded in the layout of the dedication's text but I disagree and think the answer is more prosaic. When we examine a large number of Elizabethan and Jacobian titlepages we see that this "fountain" type of textual layout was very commonly used and I suspect that the textual lay out of the sonnets is simply a variation on a standard theme.
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