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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 145 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 145

Shakespeare's Sonnet 145


  1    Those lips that Love's own hand did make
  2    Breath'd forth the sound that said 'I hate'
  3    To me that languish'd for her sake;
  4    But when she saw my woeful state,
  5    Straight in her heart did mercy come,
  6    Chiding that tongue that, ever sweet,
  7    Was us'd in giving gentle doom,
  8    And taught it thus anew to greet:
  9    'I hate' she alter'd with an end
 10    That follow'd it as gentle day
 11    Doth follow night, who like a fiend
 12    From heaven to hell is flown away:
 13      'I hate' from hate away she threw,
 14      And sav'd my life, saying 'not you.'

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