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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 103 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 103

Shakespeare's Sonnet 103


  1    Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth,
  2    That having such a scope to show her pride,
  3    The argument all bare is of more worth
  4    Than when it hath my added praise beside.
  5    O, blame me not, if I no more can write!
  6    Look in your glass, and there appears a face
  7    That overgoes my blunt invention quite,
  8    Dulling my lines and doing me disgrace.
  9    Were it not sinful then, striving to mend,
 10    To mar the subject that before was well?
 11    For to no other pass my verses tend
 12    Than of your graces and your gifts to tell;
 13      And more, much more, than in my verse can sit,
 14      Your own glass shows you when you look in it.

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