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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 137 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 137

Shakespeare's Sonnet 137


  1    Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes,
  2    That they behold, and see not what they see?
  3    They know what beauty is, see where it lies,
  4    Yet what the best is take the worst to be.
  5    If eyes, corrupt by over-partial looks,
  6    Be anchor'd in the bay where all men ride,
  7    Why of eyes' falsehood hast thou forged hooks,
  8    Whereto the judgment of my heart is tied?
  9    Why should my heart think that a several plot
 10    Which my heart knows the wide world's common place?
 11    Or mine eyes seeing this, say this is not,
 12    To put fair truth upon so foul a face?
 13      In things right true my heart and eyes have erred,
 14      And to this false plague are they now transferred.

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