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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 116 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 116

Shakespeare's Sonnet 116


  1    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
  2    Admit impediments. Love is not love
  3    Which alters when it alteration finds,
  4    Or bends with the remover to remove.
  5    O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
  6    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
  7    It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
  8    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
  9    Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
 10    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
 11    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
 12    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
 13      If this be error and upon me proved,
 14      I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Recommended: Recitation by Mike Galsworthy.

"looks on tempests and is never shaken"

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