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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 133 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 133

Shakespeare's Sonnet 133


  1    Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
  2    For that deep wound it gives my friend and me;
  3    Is't not enough to torture me alone,
  4    But slave to slavery my sweet'st friend must be?
  5    Me from myself thy cruel eye hath taken,
  6    And my next self thou harder hast engross'd:
  7    Of him, myself, and thee, I am forsaken,
  8    A torment thrice threefold thus to be crossed.
  9    Prison my heart in thy steel bosom's ward,
 10    But then my friend's heart let my poor heart bail;
 11    Whoe'er keeps me, let my heart be his guard;
 12    Thou canst not then use rigor in my gaol:
 13      And yet thou wilt; for I, being pent in thee,
 14      Perforce am thine, and all that is in me.

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