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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 111 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 111

Shakespeare's Sonnet 111

  1    O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide,
  2    The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds,
  3    That did not better for my life provide
  4    Than public means which public manners breeds.
  5    Thence comes it that my name receives a brand,
  6    And almost thence my nature is subdu'd
  7    To what it works in, like the dyer's hand:
  8    Pity me then and wish I were renew'd;
  9    Whilst, like a willing patient, I will drink
 10    Potions of eisel 'gainst my strong infection,
 11    No bitterness that I will bitter think,
 12    Nor double penance, to correct correction.
 13      Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye
 14      Even that your pity is enough to cure me.

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