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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 66 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 66

Shakespeare's Sonnet 66


  1    Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry,
  2    As, to behold desert a beggar born,
  3    And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
  4    And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
  5    And guilded honour shamefully misplac'd,
  6    And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
  7    And right perfection wrongfully disgrac'd,
  8    And strength by limping sway disabled,
  9    And art made tongue-tied by authority,
 10    And folly doctor-like controlling skill,
 11    And simple truth miscall'd simplicity,
 12    And captive good attending captain ill:
 13      Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
 14      Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.

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