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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- 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 11 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 11

Shakespeare's Sonnet 11


  1    As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest
  2    In one of thine, from that which thou departest;
  3    And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestowest
  4    Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
  5    Herein lives wisdom, beauty and increase:
  6    Without this, folly, age and cold decay:
  7    If all were minded so, the times should cease
  8    And threescore year would make the world away.
  9    Let those whom Nature hath not made for store,
 10    Harsh, featureless, and rude, barrenly perish:
 11    Look whom she best endow'd she gave the more;
 12    Which bounteous gift thou shouldst in bounty cherish:
 13      She carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby
 14      Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die.

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