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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 109 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 109

Shakespeare's Sonnet 109


  1    O, never say that I was false of heart,
  2    Though absence seem'd my flame to qualify.
  3    As easy might I from myself depart
  4    As from my soul, which in thy breast doth lie:
  5    That is my home of love; if I have rang'd,
  6    Like him that travels, I return again,
  7    Just to the time, not with the time exchang'd,
  8    So that myself bring water for my stain.
  9    Never believe, though in my nature reign'd
 10    All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood,
 11    That it could so preposterously be stain'd,
 12    To leave for nothing all thy sum of good;
 13      For nothing this wide universe I call,
 14      Save thou, my rose; in it thou art my all.

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