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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 122 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 122

Shakespeare's Sonnet 122


  1    Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
  2    Full character'd with lasting memory,
  3    Which shall above that idle rank remain
  4    Beyond all date, even to eternity;
  5    Or at the least, so long as brain and heart
  6    Have faculty by nature to subsist,
  7    Till each to raz'd oblivion yield his part
  8    Of thee, thy record never can be miss'd.
  9    That poor retention could not so much hold,
 10    Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score;
 11    Therefore to give them from me was I bold,
 12    To trust those tables that receive thee more:
 13      To keep an adjunct to remember thee
 14      Were to import forgetfulness in me.

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