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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 150 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 150

Shakespeare's Sonnet 150


  1    O, from what pow'r hast thou this pow'rful might
  2    With insufficiency my heart to sway,
  3    To make me give the lie to my true sight,
  4    And swear that brightness doth not grace the day?
  5    Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill,
  6    That in the very refuse of thy deeds
  7    There is such strength and warrantize of skill
  8    That, in my mind, thy worst all best exceeds?
  9    Who taught thee how to make me love thee more,
 10    The more I hear and see just cause of hate?
 11    O, though I love what others do abhor,
 12    With others thou shouldst not abhor my state:
 13      If thy unworthiness rais'd love in me,
 14      More worthy I to be beloved of thee.

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