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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 75 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 75

Shakespeare's Sonnet 75


  1    So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
  2    Or as sweet-season'd showers are to the ground;
  3    And for the peace of you I hold such strife
  4    As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found;
  5    Now proud as an enjoyer and anon
  6    Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure,
  7    Now counting best to be with you alone,
  8    Then better'd that the world may see my pleasure;
  9    Sometime all full with feasting on your sight
 10    And by and by clean starved for a look;
 11    Possessing or pursuing no delight,
 12    Save what is had or must from you be took.
 13      Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
 14      Or gluttoning on all, or all away.

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