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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 130 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 130

Shakespeare's Sonnet 130


  1    My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
  2    Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
  3    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
  4    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
  5    I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
  6    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
  7    And in some perfumes is there more delight
  8    Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
  9    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
 10    That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
 11    I grant I never saw a goddess go;
 12    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
 13      And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
 14      As any she belied with false compare.

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