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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 88 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 88

Shakespeare's Sonnet 88


  1    When thou shalt be dispos'd to set me light,
  2    And place my merit in the eye of scorn,
  3    Upon thy side against myself I'll fight,
  4    And prove thee virtuous, though thou art forsworn.
  5    With mine own weakness being best acquainted,
  6    Upon thy part I can set down a story
  7    Of faults conceal'd, wherein I am attainted,
  8    That thou in losing me shalt win much glory:
  9    And I by this will be a gainer too;
 10    For bending all my loving thoughts on thee,
 11    The injuries that to myself I do,
 12    Doing thee vantage, double-vantage me.
 13      Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
 14      That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.

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