Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

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 83 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 83

Shakespeare's Sonnet 83


  1    I never saw that you did painting need
  2    And therefore to your fair no painting set;
  3    I found, or thought I found, you did exceed
  4    The barren tender of a poet's debt;
  5    And therefore have I slept in your report,
  6    That you yourself being extant well might show
  7    How far a modern quill doth come too short,
  8    Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow.
  9    This silence for my sin you did impute,
 10    Which shall be most my glory, being dumb;
 11    For I impair not beauty being mute,
 12    When others would give life and bring a tomb.
 13      There lives more life in one of your fair eyes
 14      Than both your poets can in praise devise.

<<<  Previous Next  >>>