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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 60 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 60

Shakespeare's Sonnet 60


  1    Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
  2    So do our minutes hasten to their end;
  3    Each changing place with that which goes before,
  4    In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
  5    Nativity, once in the main of light,
  6    Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown'd,
  7    Crooked eclipses 'gainst his glory fight,
  8    And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.
  9    Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth
 10    And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,
 11    Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,
 12    And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:
 13      And yet to times in hope my verse shall stand,
 14      Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.

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