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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 134 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 134

Shakespeare's Sonnet 134


  1    So, now I have confess'd that he is thine,
  2    And I myself am mortgag'd to thy will,
  3    Myself I'll forfeit, so that other mine
  4    Thou wilt restore, to be my comfort still:
  5    But thou wilt not, nor he will not be free,
  6    For thou art covetous and he is kind;
  7    He learn'd but surety-like to write for me
  8    Under that bond that him as fast doth bind.
  9    The statute of thy beauty thou wilt take,
 10    Thou usurer, that put'st forth all to use,
 11    And sue a friend came debtor for my sake;
 12    So him I lose through my unkind abuse.
 13      Him have I lost; thou hast both him and me:
 14      He pays the whole, and yet am I not free.

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