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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 117 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 117

Shakespeare's Sonnet 117


  1    Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all
  2    Wherein I should your great deserts repay,
  3    Forgot upon your dearest love to call,
  4    Whereto all bonds do tie me day by day;
  5    That I have frequent been with unknown minds,
  6    And given to time your own dear-purchased right;
  7    That I have hoisted sail to all the winds
  8    Which should transport me farthest from your sight.
  9    Book both my willfulness and errors down,
 10    And on just proof surmise accumulate;
 11    Bring me within the level of your frown,
 12    But shoot not at me in your wakened hate:
 13      Since my appeal says I did strive to prove
 14      The constancy and virtue of your love.

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