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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- 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 22 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 22

Shakespeare's Sonnet 22


  1    My glass shall not persuade me I am old,
  2    So long as youth and thou are of one date;
  3    But when in thee time's furrows I behold,
  4    Then look I death my days should expiate.
  5    For all that beauty that doth cover thee
  6    Is but the seemly raiment of my heart,
  7    Which in thy breast doth live, as thine in me:
  8    How can I then be elder than thou art?
  9    O, therefore, love, be of thyself so wary
 10    As I, not for myself, but for thee will,
 11    Bearing thy heart, which I will keep so chary
 12    As tender nurse her babe from faring ill.
 13      Presume not on thy heart when mine is slain;
 14      Thou gavest me thine, not to give back again.

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