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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 37 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 37

Shakespeare's Sonnet 37


  1    As a decrepit father takes delight
  2    To see his active child do deeds of youth,
  3    So I, made lame by fortune's dearest spite,
  4    Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth.
  5    For whether beauty, birth, or wealth, or wit,
  6    Or any of these all, or all, or more,
  7    Entitled in thy parts do crowned sit,
  8    I make my love engrafted to this store:
  9    So then I am not lame, poor, nor despised,
 10    Whilst that this shadow doth such substance give
 11    That I in thy abundance am sufficed
 12    And by a part of all thy glory live.
 13      Look what is best, that best I wish in thee:
 14      This wish I have; then ten times happy me!
"active child do deeds of youth"

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