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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 31 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 31

Shakespeare's Sonnet 31

  1    Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts,
  2    Which I by lacking have supposed dead,
  3    And there reigns love and all love's loving parts,
  4    And all those friends which I thought buried.
  5    How many a holy and obsequious tear
  6    Hath dear religious love stol'n from mine eye
  7    As interest of the dead, which now appear
  8    But things remov'd that hidden in thee lie!
  9    Thou art the grave where buried love doth live,
 10    Hung with the trophies of my lovers gone,
 11    Who all their parts of me to thee did give;
 12    That due of many now is thine alone.
 13      Their images I loved I view in thee,
 14      And thou, all they, hast all the all of me.

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