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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 14 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 14

Shakespeare's Sonnet 14


  1    Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck;
  2    And yet methinks I have astronomy,
  3    But not to tell of good or evil luck,
  4    Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons' quality;
  5    Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,
  6    'Pointing to each his thunder, rain and wind,
  7    Or say with princes if it shall go well,
  8    By oft predict that I in heaven find:
  9    But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive,
 10    And, constant stars, in them I read such art
 11    As truth and beauty shall together thrive,
 12    If from thyself to store thou wouldst convert;
 13      Or else of thee this I prognosticate:
 14      Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date.
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"thine eyes . . . constant stars"

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