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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 26 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 26

Shakespeare's Sonnet 26


  1    Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage
  2    Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit,
  3    To thee I send this written embassage,
  4    To witness duty, not to show my wit:
  5    Duty so great, which wit so poor as mine
  6    May make seem bare, in wanting words to show it,
  7    But that I hope some good conceit of thine
  8    In thy soul's thought, all naked, will bestow it;
  9    Till whatsoever star that guides my moving
 10    Points on me graciously with fair aspect
 11    And puts apparel on my tottered loving,
 12    To show me worthy of thy sweet respect:
 13      Then may I dare to boast how I do love thee;
 14      Till then not show my head where thou mayst prove me.
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