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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 53 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 53

Shakespeare's Sonnet 53

  1    What is your substance, whereof are you made,
  2    That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
  3    Since every one hath, every one, one shade,
  4    And you, but one, can every shadow lend.
  5    Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit
  6    Is poorly imitated after you;
  7    On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set,
  8    And you in Grecian tires are painted new:
  9    Speak of the spring and foison of the year;
 10    The one doth shadow of your beauty show,
 11    The other as your bounty doth appear;
 12    And you in every blessed shape we know.
 13      In all external grace you have some part,
 14      But you like none, none you, for constant heart.
"foison of the year"

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