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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 63 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 63

Shakespeare's Sonnet 63


  1    Against my love shall be, as I am now,
  2    With Time's injurious hand crush'd and o'er-worn;
  3    When hours have drain'd his blood and fill'd his brow
  4    With lines and wrinkles; when his youthful morn
  5    Hath travell'd on to age's steepy night,
  6    And all those beauties whereof now he's king
  7    Are vanishing or vanish'd out of sight,
  8    Stealing away the treasure of his spring;
  9    For such a time do I now fortify
 10    Against confounding Age's cruel knife,
 11    That he shall never cut from memory
 12    My sweet love's beauty, though my lover's life:
 13      His beauty shall in these black lines be seen,
 14      And they shall live, and he in them still green.

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