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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 3 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 3

Shakespeare's Sonnet 3


  1    Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest,
  2    Now is the time that face should form another,
  3    Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
  4    Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.
  5    For where is she so fair whose unear'd womb
  6    Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?
  7    Or who is he so fond will be the tomb
  8    Of his self-love, to stop posterity?
  9    Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
 10    Calls back the lovely April of her prime,
 11    So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,
 12    Despite of wrinkles, this thy golden time.
 13      But if thou live rememb'red not to be,
 14      Die single, and thine image dies with thee.
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"Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
  Calls back the lovely April of her prime"

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