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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 77 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 77

Shakespeare's Sonnet 77


  1    Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear,
  2    Thy dial how thy precious minutes waste;
  3    The vacant leaves thy mind's imprint will bear,
  4    And of this book this learning mayst thou taste.
  5    The wrinkles which thy glass will truly show
  6    Of mouthed graves will give thee memory;
  7    Thou by thy dial's shady stealth mayst know
  8    Time's thievish progress to eternity.
  9    Look, what thy memory can not contain
 10    Commit to these waste blanks, and thou shalt find
 11    Those children nurs'd, deliver'd from thy brain,
 12    To take a new acquaintance of thy mind.
 13      These offices, so oft as thou wilt look,
 14      Shall profit thee and much enrich thy book.

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