Even Bassanio's prize of the golden counterfeit, the artist's effort to eternize
the golden locks of Portia, is likened unsettlingly to a fatality, a spider's web that entraps gnats--uncannily at odds with one's expectations of idealizing Italian Renaissance portraiture.
None other fame myne vnambitious Muse Affected euer but t' eternize
El fin detiene, eternize
y pienso en el fin de cada una de las actuaciones vividas, sin nostalgia.
615), and finally that once happiness was "fondly lost," immortality "served but to eternize
Poetry is thus presented as having the power to eternize
not only the lady and the poet composing verse about her but also the very act of writing itself, an act that the Amoretti anatomizes continually.
Not so (quod I), let baser things devize To dy in dust, but you shall live by fame: My verse your vermes rare shall eternize
, And in the hevens wryte your glorious name.
Valbuena's focus is on sonnets explicitly invoking the act and materials of writing, emphasizing how the early promise to eternize
the friend's beauty through writing is unfulfilled, with the pen's blots becoming more prevalent in the sequence than the accomplishment of well-wrought lines.
He "slighted" Jesus' compassion toward the poor ("Goodness that wept with those / Whom grief consigned to weep") and his effort to "spread, enhance, perfect, eternize