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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 36 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 36

Shakespeare's Sonnet 36


  1    Let me confess that we two must be twain,
  2    Although our undivided loves are one;
  3    So shall those blots that do with me remain,
  4    Without thy help, by me be borne alone.
  5    In our two loves there is but one respect,
  6    Though in our lives a separable spite,
  7    Which though it alter not love's sole effect,
  8    Yet doth it steal sweet hours from love's delight.
  9    I may not evermore acknowledge thee,
 10    Lest my bewailed guilt should do thee shame,
 11    Nor thou with public kindness honour me,
 12    Unless thou take that honour from thy name.
 13      But do not so; I love thee in such sort
 14      As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
"Let me confess that we two must be twain"

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