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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 30 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 30

Shakespeare's Sonnet 30


  1    When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
  2    I summon up remembrance of things past,
  3    I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
  4    And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste.
  5    Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
  6    For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
  7    And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
  8    And moan th' expense of many a vanish'd sight.
  9    Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
 10    And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
 11    The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
 12    Which I new pay as if not paid before.
 13      But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
 14      All losses are restor'd, and sorrows end.

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