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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 7 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 7

Shakespeare's Sonnet 7


  1    Lo, in the orient when the gracious light
  2    Lifts up his burning head, each under eye
  3    Doth homage to his new-appearing sight,
  4    Serving with looks his sacred majesty,
  5    And having climb'd the steep-up heavenly hill,
  6    Resembling strong youth in his middle age,
  7    Yet mortal looks adore his beauty still,
  8    Attending on his golden pilgrimage:
  9    But when from highmost pitch, with weary car,
 10    Like feeble age he reeleth from the day,
 11    The eyes ('fore duteous) now converted are
 12    From his low tract and look another way:
 13      So thou, thyself outgoing in thy noon,
 14      Unlook'd on diest unless thou get a son.
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"Lo, in the orient when the gracious light
Lifts up his burning head
"

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