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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 82 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 82

Shakespeare's Sonnet 82


  1    I grant thou wert not married to my Muse
  2    And therefore mayst without attaint o'erlook
  3    The dedicated words which writers use
  4    Of their fair subject, blessing every book.
  5    Thou art as fair in knowledge as in hue,
  6    Finding thy worth a limit past my praise,
  7    And therefore art enforced to seek anew
  8    Some fresher stamp of the time-bettering days
  9    And do so, love; yet when they have devis'd
 10    What strained touches rhetoric can lend,
 11    Thou truly fair wert truly sympathiz'd
 12    In true plain words by thy true-telling friend;
 13      And their gross painting might be better us'd
 14      Where cheeks need blood; in thee it is abus'd.

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