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-- 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 100 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 100

Shakespeare's Sonnet 100


  1    Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long
  2    To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?
  3    Spend'st thou thy fury on some worthless song,
  4    Dark'ning thy power to lend base subjects light?
  5    Return, forgetful Muse, and straight redeem
  6    In gentle numbers time so idly spent;
  7    Sing to the ear that doth thy lays esteem,
  8    And gives thy pen both skill and argument.
  9    Rise, resty Muse, my love's sweet face survey,
 10    If Time have any wrinkle graven there;
 11    If any, be a satire to decay,
 12    And make Time's spoils despised every where.
 13      Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life;
 14      So thou prevent'st his scythe and crooked knife

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