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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 141 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 141

Shakespeare's Sonnet 141


  1    In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,
  2    For they in thee a thousand errors note,
  3    But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
  4    Who in despite of view is pleas'd to dote;
  5    Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted,
  6    Nor tender feeling to base touches prone,
  7    Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
  8    To any sensual feast with thee alone;
  9    But my five wits nor my five senses can
 10    Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
 11    Who leaves unsway'd the likeness of a man,
 12    Thy proud heart's slave and vassal wretch to be:
 13      Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
 14      That she that makes me sin awards me pain.

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