Shakespear rubbed in the lady's complexion in his sonnets mercilessly; for in his day fl hair was as unpopular as red hair was in the early days of Queen Victoria.
The later suggestion of Mr Acheson that the DarkLady, far from being a maid of honor, kept a tavern in Oxford and was the mother of Davenant the poet, is the one I should have adopted had I wished to be up to date.
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