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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 62 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 62

Shakespeare's Sonnet 62


  1    Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
  2    And all my soul and all my every part;
  3    And for this sin there is no remedy,
  4    It is so grounded inward in my heart.
  5    Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
  6    No shape so true, no truth of such account;
  7    And for myself mine own worth do define,
  8    As I all other in all worths surmount.
  9    But when my glass shows me myself indeed,
 10    Beated and chopp'd with tann'd antiquity,
 11    Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
 12    Self so self-loving were iniquity.
 13      'Tis thee, myself, that for myself I praise,
 14      Painting my age with beauty of thy days.

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