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Note to As You Like It, 3.5.130: "He said mine eyes were black and my hair black"


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Act 3, Scene 5, line 130.
He said mine eyes were black and my hair black: —In Shakespeare's time, the conventional idea was that "black" was ugly and blonde was beautiful. Shakespeare plays around with this idea in his sonnets, but never takes the idea seriously.