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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 28 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 28

Shakespeare's Sonnet 28

  1    How can I then return in happy plight,
  2    That am debarr'd the benefit of rest?
  3    When day's oppression is not eased by night,
  4    But day by night, and night by day, oppress'd?
  5    And each, though enemies to either's reign,
  6    Do in consent shake hands to torture me;
  7    The one by toil, the other to complain
  8    How far I toil, still farther off from thee.
  9    I tell the day, to please him thou art bright
 10    And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven:
 11    So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night,
 12    When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st the even.
 13      But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer
 14      And night doth nightly make griefs strength seem stronger.
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