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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 112 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 112

Shakespeare's Sonnet 112


  1    Your love and pity doth th' impression fill
  2    Which vulgar scandal stamp'd upon my brow;
  3    For what care I who calls me well or ill,
  4    So you o'er-green my bad, my good allow?
  5    You are my all the world, and I must strive
  6    To know my shames and praises from your tongue:
  7    None else to me, nor I to none alive,
  8    That my steel'd sense or changes right or wrong.
  9    In so profound abysm I throw all care
 10    Of others' voices, that my adder's sense
 11    To critic and to flatterer stopped are.
 12    Mark how with my neglect I do dispense:
 13      You are so strongly in my purpose bred
 14      That all the world besides methinks are dead.

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