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Postby trickyness » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:16 am

What is the sonnet on banking?
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Banking Sonnet

Postby Scarlet_Manuka » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:15 am

Sonnet 6 has something along those lines:
Make sweet some vial; treasure thou some place
With beauty's treasure ere it be self-killed.
That use is not forbidden usury,
Which happies those that pay the willing loan;
That's for thy self to breed another thee,

It compares the youth's beauty to money, and describes breeding in terms of a loan that generates interest (I guess in the form of children), and claims this is not excessive (usury).

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