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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 115 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 115

Shakespeare's Sonnet 115


  1    Those lines that I before have writ do lie,
  2    Even those that said I could not love you dearer,
  3    Yet then my judgment knew no reason why
  4    My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.
  5    But reckoning Time, whose million'd accidents
  6    Creep in 'twixt vows, and change decrees of kings,
  7    Tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharp'st intents,
  8    Divert strong minds to th' course of alt'ring things:
  9    Alas, why, fearing of Time's tyranny,
 10    Might I not then say, "Now I love you best,"
 11    When I was certain o'er incertainty,
 12    Crowning the present, doubting of the rest?
 13      Love is a babe; then might I not say so,
 14      To give full growth to that which still doth grow?

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