Like the lover in the Elizabethan sonnet, 'She had been vexed, if vexed she had not been!
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
By the Elizabethans the sonnets had been used mainly in love poetry.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
Crow's "Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles" in 1898.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The vogue of the Elizabethan sonnet.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee