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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 18 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 18

Shakespeare's Sonnet 18


  1    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
  2    Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
  3    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
  4    And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
  5    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
  6    And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
  7    And every fair from fair sometime declines,
  8    By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
  9    But thy eternal summer shall not fade
 10    Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
 11    Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
 12    When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
 13      So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
 14      So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

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