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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 29 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 29

Shakespeare's Sonnet 29


  1    When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
  2    I all alone beweep my outcast state
  3    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
  4    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
  5    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
  6    Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
  7    Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
  8    With what I most enjoy contented least;
  9    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
 10    Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
 11    Like to the lark at break of day arising
 12    From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
 13      For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
 14      That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
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