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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 46 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 46

Shakespeare's Sonnet 46


  1    Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
  2    How to divide the conquest of thy sight;
  3    Mine eye my heart thy picture's sight would bar,
  4    My heart mine eye the freedom of that right.
  5    My heart doth plead that thou in him dost lie—
  6    A closet never pierced with crystal eyes—
  7    But the defendant doth that plea deny
  8    And says in him thy fair appearance lies.
  9    To 'cide this title is impanneled
 10    A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart,
 11    And by their verdict is determined
 12    The clear eye's moiety and the dear heart's part:
 13      As thus: mine eye's due is thy outward part,
 14      And my heart's right thy inward love of heart.

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