Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

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 33 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 33

Shakespeare's Sonnet 33


  1    Full many a glorious morning have I seen
  2    Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
  3    Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
  4    Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
  5    Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
  6    With ugly rack on his celestial face,
  7    And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
  8    Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace:
  9    Even so my sun one early morn did shine
 10    With all triumphant splendor on my brow;
 11    But out, alack! he was but one hour mine;
 12    The region cloud hath mask'd him from me now.
 13      Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
 14      Suns of the world may stain when heaven's sun staineth.
Recommended: Expressive Reading by Tomás Creus with Some Beautiful Video

"Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy"

Image source: SHEER NUMBERS

<<<  Previous Next  >>>