William Hughes is one potential candidate for the person on whom the 'Fair Youth' of Shakespeare's Sonnets is based (if the sonnets are autobiographical). The 'Fair Youth' is a handsome, effeminate young man to whom the poet addresses many passionate sonnets. Some sonnets can be interpreted as puns on the name 'William Hughes'. However, no real life person of that name can easily be identified with the character.
Famous quotes containing the word hughes:
“Im a junkie. I like drugs, I like the whole lifestyle, but it just didnt pay off.”
—Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon)