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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- 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 74 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 74

Shakespeare's Sonnet 74


  1    But be contented: when that fell arrest
  2    Without all bail shall carry me away,
  3    My life hath in this line some interest,
  4    Which for memorial still with thee shall stay.
  5    When thou reviewest this, thou dost review
  6    The very part was consecrate to thee:
  7    The earth can have but earth, which is his due;
  8    My spirit is thine, the better part of me:
  9    So then thou hast but lost the dregs of life,
 10    The prey of worms, my body being dead,
 11    The coward conquest of a wretch's knife,
 12    Too base of thee to be remembered.
 13      The worth of that is that which it contains,
 14      And that is this, and this with thee remains.

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