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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 147 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 147

Shakespeare's Sonnet 147


  1    My love is as a fever, longing still
  2    For that which longer nurseth the disease,
  3    Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
  4    Th' uncertain sickly appetite to please.
  5    My reason, the physician to my love,
  6    Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
  7    Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
  8    Desire is death, which physic did except.
  9    Past cure I am, now reason is past care,
 10    And frantic mad with evermore unrest;
 11    My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are,
 12    At randon from the truth vainly express'd;
 13      For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
 14      Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

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