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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 24 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 24

Shakespeare's Sonnet 24


  1    Mine eye hath play'd the painter and hath stell'd
  2    Thy beauty's form in table of my heart;
  3    My body is the frame wherein 'tis held,
  4    And perspective it is best painter's art.
  5    For through the painter must you see his skill,
  6    To find where your true image pictur'd lies;
  7    Which in my bosom's shop is hanging still,
  8    That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes.
  9    Now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:
 10    Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me
 11    Are windows to my breast, wherethrough the sun
 12    Delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee;
 13      Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art:
 14      They draw but what they see, know not the heart.
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"Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me
Are windows to my breast"

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