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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 10 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 10

Shakespeare's Sonnet 10


  1    For shame deny that thou bear'st love to any,
  2    Who for thyself art so unprovident.
  3    Grant, if thou wilt, thou art belov'd of many,
  4    But that thou none lov'st is most evident;
  5    For thou art so possess'd with murd'rous hate,
  6    That 'gainst thyself thou stick'st not to conspire,
  7    Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate
  8    Which to repair should be thy chief desire.
  9    O, change thy thought, that I may change my mind!
 10    Shall hate be fairer lodg'd than gentle love?
 11    Be, as thy presence is, gracious and kind,
 12    Or to thyself at least kind-hearted prove:
 13      Make thee another self for love of me,
 14      That beauty still may live in thine or thee.

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