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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 57 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 57

Shakespeare's Sonnet 57


  1    Being your slave, what should I do but tend
  2    Upon the hours and times of your desire?
  3    I have no precious time at all to spend,
  4    Nor services to do, till you require.
  5    Nor dare I chide the world-without-end hour
  6    Whilst I, my sovereign, watch the clock for you,
  7    Nor think the bitterness of absence sour
  8    When you have bid your servant once adieu;
  9    Nor dare I question with my jealous thought
 10    Where you may be, or your affairs suppose,
 11    But, like a sad slave, stay and think of nought
 12    Save, where you are how happy you make those.
 13      So true a fool is love that in your will,
 14      Though you do any thing, he thinks no ill.

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