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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 146 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 146

Shakespeare's Sonnet 146


  1    Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,
  2    [....] these rebel powers that thee array;
  3    Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
  4    Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?
  5    Why so large cost, having so short a lease,
  6    Dost thou upon thy fading mansion spend?
  7    Shall worms, inheritors of this excess,
  8    Eat up thy charge? is this thy body's end?
  9    Then soul, live thou upon thy servant's loss,
 10    And let that pine to aggravate thy store;
 11    Buy terms divine in selling hours of dross;
 12    Within be fed, without be rich no more:
 13      So shalt thou feed on Death, that feeds on men,
 14      And Death once dead, there's no more dying then.

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