Unhappily the sonnets of Shakspeare differ as much in this respect from those of Petrarch, as from a Spenserian or an octave stanza.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Spenserian sonnet, however, has found no favor with later poets.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
The poem, in a gentle Spenserian vein, has no connection with the 'Sonnets.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee