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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 58 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 58

Shakespeare's Sonnet 58


  1    That god forbid that made me first your slave,
  2    I should in thought control your times of pleasure,
  3    Or at your hand th' account of hours to crave,
  4    Being your vassal, bound to stay your leisure!
  5    O, let me suffer, being at your beck,
  6    Th' imprison'd absence of your liberty;
  7    And patience, tame to sufferance, bide each cheque,
  8    Without accusing you of injury.
  9    Be where you list, your charter is so strong
 10    That you yourself may privilege your time
 11    To what you will; to you it doth belong
 12    Yourself to pardon of self-doing crime.
 13      I am to wait, though waiting so be hell;
 14      Not blame your pleasure, be it ill or well.

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