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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 6 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 6

Shakespeare's Sonnet 6


  1    Then let not winter's ragged hand deface
  2    In thee thy summer ere thou be distill'd:
  3    Make sweet some vial; treasure thou some place
  4    With beauty's treasure ere it be self-kill'd.
  5    That use is not forbidden usury,
  6    Which happies those that pay the willing loan;
  7    That's for thyself to breed another thee,
  8    Or ten times happier be it ten for one;
  9    Ten times thyself were happier than thou art,
 10    If ten of thine ten times refigur'd thee:
 11    Then what could death do if thou shouldst depart,
 12    Leaving thee living in posterity?
 13      Be not self-will'd, for thou art much too fair
 14      To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir.
Recommended: Reading of Sonnet 6 by joesonnets.

"happies those that pay the willing loan"

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