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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 106 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 106

Shakespeare's Sonnet 106


  1    When in the chronicle of wasted time
  2    I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
  3    And beauty making beautiful old rhyme
  4    In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,
  5    Then, in the blazon of sweet beauty's best,
  6    Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow,
  7    I see their antique pen would have express'd
  8    Even such a beauty as you master now.
  9    So all their praises are but prophecies
 10    Of this our time, all you prefiguring;
 11    And, for they look'd but with divining eyes,
 12    They had not skill enough your worth to sing:
 13      For we, which now behold these present days,
 14      Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
Recommended: Recitation by Alif Williams.

"the fairest wights"

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