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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 68 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 68

Shakespeare's Sonnet 68


  1    Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn,
  2    When beauty lived and died as flowers do now,
  3    Before these bastard signs of fair were born,
  4    Or durst inhabit on a living brow;
  5    Before the golden tresses of the dead,
  6    The right of sepulchres, were shorn away,
  7    To live a second life on second head;
  8    Ere beauty's dead fleece made another gay:
  9    In him those holy antique hours are seen,
 10    Without all ornament, itself and true,
 11    Making no summer of another's green,
 12    Robbing no old to dress his beauty new;
 13      And him as for a map doth Nature store,
 14      To show false Art what beauty was of yore.

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