Moist Cabinets

Came upon these lines, somewhat randomly, from Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, and was curious if “moist cabinets” was as over-the-top an idea in Shakespeare’s time as it seemed to me in mine (Shakespeare was, I think, sometimes kind of over-the-top in his articulations, which I count among his fine points):

the gentle lark, weary of rest,/ From his moist cabinet mounts up on high

Here is etymology of cabinet –related to cabin, from Latin cavea. (Seems like a lark might well issue from a moist cavea — i.e, usage not over top)

To think about the sounds at work in “his moist cabinet mounts up on high” — moist & mounts — his and high– cabinet and up on.

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