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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 105 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 105

Shakespeare's Sonnet 105


  1    Let not my love be call'd idolatry,
  2    Nor my beloved as an idol show,
  3    Since all alike my songs and praises be
  4    To one, of one, still such, and ever so.
  5    Kind is my love to-day, to-morrow kind,
  6    Still constant in a wondrous excellence;
  7    Therefore my verse to constancy confin'd,
  8    One thing expressing, leaves out difference.
  9    'Fair, kind and true' is all my argument,
 10    'Fair, kind, and true' varying to other words,
 11    And in this change is my invention spent,
 12    Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords.
 13      'Fair, kind, and true,' have often liv'd alone,
 14      Which three till now never kept seat in one.

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