As we have seen, there is reason to believe that the order of the Sonnets in the 1609 Quarto is Shakespeare's own. But this does not mean that there is a straightforward narrative, or that there will not be strange juxtapositions. In the present chapter the Sonnets have been divided into a number of sections, although it will often be found that the last sonnet in one section has closer affinities with the first sonnet of the next than adjacent sonnets in the same section do.