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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 136 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 136

Shakespeare's Sonnet 136


  1    If thy soul check thee that I come so near,
  2    Swear to thy blind soul that I was thy Will,
  3    And will, thy soul knows, is admitted there;
  4    Thus far for love my love-suit, sweet, fulfil.
  5    Will will fulfil the treasure of thy love,
  6    Ay, fill it full with wills, and my will one.
  7    In things of great receipt with ease we prove
  8    Among a number one is reckon'd none:
  9    Then in the number let me pass untold,
 10    Though in thy store's account I one must be,
 11    For nothing hold me, so it please thee hold
 12    That nothing me, a something sweet to thee:
 13      Make but my name thy love, and love that still,
 14      And then thou lovest me, for my name is Will.

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