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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 90 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 90

Shakespeare's Sonnet 90


  1    Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now;
  2    Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross,
  3    Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,
  4    And do not drop in for an after-loss:
  5    Ah, do not, when my heart hath 'scaped this sorrow,
  6    Come in the rearward of a conquer'd woe;
  7    Give not a windy night a rainy morrow,
  8    To linger out a purpos'd overthrow.
  9    If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last,
 10    When other petty griefs have done their spite
 11    But in the onset come; so shall I taste
 12    At first the very worst of fortune's might,
 13      And other strains of woe, which now seem woe,
 14      Compared with loss of thee will not seem so.

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