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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 49 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 49

Shakespeare's Sonnet 49


  1    Against that time, if ever that time come,
  2    When I shall see thee frown on my defects,
  3    When as thy love hath cast his utmost sum,
  4    Call'd to that audit by advised respects;
  5    Against that time when thou shalt strangely pass
  6    And scarcely greet me with that sun, thine eye,
  7    When love, converted from the thing it was,
  8    Shall reasons find of settled gravity,—
  9    Against that time do I ensconce me here
 10    Within the knowledge of mine own desert,
 11    And this my hand against myself uprear,
 12    To guard the lawful reasons on thy part:
 13      To leave poor me thou hast the strength of laws,
 14      Since why to love I can allege no cause.
"When I shall see thee frown on my defects"

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