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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 91 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 91

Shakespeare's Sonnet 91


  1    Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
  2    Some in their wealth, some in their bodies' force,
  3    Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill,
  4    Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
  5    And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
  6    Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
  7    But these particulars are not my measure;
  8    All these I better in one general best.
  9    Thy love is better than high birth to me,
 10    Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,
 11    Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
 12    And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:
 13      Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
 14      All this away and me most wretched make.

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