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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 25 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 25

Shakespeare's Sonnet 25


  1    Let those who are in favour with their stars
  2    Of public honour and proud titles boast,
  3    Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
  4    Unlook'd for joy in that I honour most.
  5    Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread
  6    But as the marigold at the sun's eye,
  7    And in themselves their pride lies buried,
  8    For at a frown they in their glory die.
  9    The painful warrior famoused for fight,
 10    After a thousand victories once foil'd,
 11    Is from the book of honour razed quite,
 12    And all the rest forgot for which he toil'd:
 13      Then happy I, that love and am beloved
 14      Where I may not remove nor be removed.

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